Adam Wharton came off the bench as England Under-20s came from behind to beat Germany in Regensburg.

The highly-rated Rovers midfielder played the final half hour after replacing Tottenham youngster Alfie Devine.

Germany took the lead in the eighth minute when Paul Wanner latched onto a through ball and found the bottom corner.

England drew level after half an hour through Mateo Joseph, who guided Sam Edozie’s low cross home with a clever flick.

The hosts regained the lead after the break when Ben Bobzien’s cut-back hit Martial Godo’s shin and looped over James Beadle.

The young Lions hit back again a couple of minutes later, with Edozie cutting inside and seeing his strike diverted in by a defender.

England were reduced to 10 men 11 minutes from time when Nelson Abbey was shown a straight red card for a foul as a German attacker was bearing down on goal.

But Joe Edwards’ side completed an unlikely comeback in stoppage time when Charlie Webster provided a clinical finish from inside the area.

Wharton also started the 3-0 defeat against Italy several days ago and will now return to Rovers as Jon Dahl Tomasson’s men prepare for their upcoming Championship clash with Stoke City.

Meanwhile, former Rovers defender Darragh Lenihan is likely to miss the remainder of the season following ankle surgery.

His last Middlesbrough appearance came on September 23, starting the 2-1 victory against Southampton.

The 29-year-old wrote on social media: "Road to recovery begins today. Gutted to be missing the rest of the season but I'll be helping the lads as best as I can from afar."

Michael Carrick’s side currently sit 10th in the table, having lost one of their last 12 matches in all competitions. The North East outfit were beaten 2-1 at Ewood Park earlier this season after a double from Sam Szmodics.