Germany v England - International Friendly - Signal-Iduna-Park, Dortmund, Germany - 22/3/17 England manager Gareth Southgate. (Reuters / Carl Recine)
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Gareth Southgate's desire to break England free of the shackles that have held them back for so long proved a qualified success in a 1-0 friendly defeat against Germany Wednesday.In his first match in charge since being given the manager's job on a full-time basis -- having undergone a four-game audition -- England went down to Lucas Podolski's second-half strike, but reaction back home has been supportive.Former under-21 manager Southgate spoke pre-match about the need for England to emerge from the "island mentality" and embrace new styles and he was as good as his word as he set his team up in a new 3-4-2-1 formation.
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