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'Pengland Strikes Again!' - Rival Fans Fume As 'Offside' Harry Kane Wins Controversial Penalty

Rory O'Callaghan

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'Pengland Strikes Again!' - Rival Fans Fume As 'Offside' Harry Kane Wins Controversial Penalty

Fans have questioned whether Harry Kane's late penalty for England against Germany should have been awarded.

England drew 1-1 with Germany in the Nations League on Tuesday night, with Kane's late equaliser from the penalty spot salvaging a point for Gareth Southgate's men in Munich after Jonas Hofmann had put the home side ahead.

England had been second best for much of the match but were handed an opportunity to equalise four minutes from time when Kane was brought down in the box by Nico Schlotterbeck.

Kane scored a late penalty as England drew 1-1 with Germany (Image: PA)
Kane scored a late penalty as England drew 1-1 with Germany (Image: PA)

Spanish referee Carlos del Cerro Grande initially waved away the penalty appeals but reversed his decision after seeing a video replay of the incident.

Kane picked himself up to score his 50th goal for the England and is now just three behind Wayne Rooney in the all-time top scorers list for the Three Lions.

While Kane was clearly brought down by Schlotterbeck, some fans have questioned whether the Tottenham striker was in an offside position in the build-up to the incident.

Jack Grealish began the move in midfield, driving forwards with the ball before playing a pass in the direction of Raheem Sterling.

The ball then deflects to Kane, who at first glance appears to be stood in an offside position.

However, replays showed the ball had deflected off a Germany player who had intentionally played the ball.

Nevertheless, fans of England's rivals are convinced that the penalty should not have been awarded.

"Harry Kane not offside here. Didn't think you could win a penalty from an offside position," wrote one Twitter user.

Another added: "Pengland strikes again!"

However, others believe the Spanish referee made the right call.

"Came off a Germany player who deliberately played at the ball in so playing Kane onside," wrote one fan on Twitter.

Another added: "German player made a deliberate attempt at the ball, so it's considered a new phase of play. Therefore, Kane onside. Clearly clipped his calf. Definitely a foul. Offside rule is stupid though."

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

Topics:Β Harry Kane, England, Germany, UEFA Nations League, Football

Rory O'Callaghan
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