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Fraser Forster appears in England's comeback victory over Germany

Expected to feature for the Three Lions on Tuesday, Forster's comeback to the England fold came sooner than first thought.

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Fraser Forster returned to the England first team as a substitute in England's dramatic 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Germany in Berlin.

Forster was set to start Tuesday's game against the Netherlands and started the game on the Three Lions bench. However, injury to tonight's starter Jack Butland meant the giant Saints shot stopper took to the pitch just before half-time.

An injured Butland failed to stop Toni Kroos' low, powerful drive before being substituted. Forster was called into action early in the second half, tipping over Marco Reus' free-kick.

Germany's Mario Gomez made it 2-0 to the Germans when Sami Khedira's ball was poorly defended by England and Forster was left exposed and unable to stop Gomez's powerful header.

England soon got a goal back with Tottenham's Harry Kane expertly turning and smashing the ball home, before Leicester City's talismanic Jamie Vardy got the leveller with a crafty flick from a driven cross from former Saint Nathaniel Clyne.

At 2-2, England were pressing the action for a winner. Dele Alli should have done better with a great opportunity created by Vardy, but the Spurs midfielder blazed the ball over the bar.

But, that didn't matter as his Spurs colleague Eric Dier headed home the winner beyond the despairing Manuel Neuer from a Jordan Henderson corner.