NIGEL Reo-Coker was again named as captain of the England Under-21s and Anton Ferdinand also started as Peter Taylor's side drew 1-1 with Germany.
An entertaining encounter saw Germany take the lead after 17 minutes through a goal from Stefan Kiessling. But England hit-back with an acrobatic strike from Newcastle defender Steven Taylor just before half-time.
The result leaves the two teams locked on the same number of points at the top of qualifying group six for the UEFA European Under-21 Championships.
Nigel And Anton Star For England Under-21s