Germany defeated

Last updated : 07 February 2003 By Martyn Elliott

But Chopra’s performance was over-shadowed by local boy Nathan Tyson who scored two stunning goals.

England played poorly in the first half but took the lead after just seven minutes, only for Mike Hanke to equalise just before the interval.

Chopra was largely isolated during the first period having been given a role on the right flank of a front three, but after the break he assumed his more usual central position and started to exert real influence on the game.

The home side began to dominate the game and Tyson grabbed the winner midway through the second period.

Late on Chopra twice went close to adding a third for England and crowning an impressive second-half performance.

Richard Offiong was expected to be on the bench for the game, but picked up an injury in training on Thursday.