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Hockey: England see off Germans

England recovered from their opening-game defeat to India to beat Olympic champions Germany 4-1 at the Champions Trophy in Melbourne yesterday.

Early goals from Adam Dixon and Harry Martin gave them a platform before Henry Weir and an own goal from Mats Grambusch sealed the win.

"We got our just desserts for sticking rigidly to a game plan," said the England assistant coach, Bobby Crutchley. "The Germans looked dangerous going forward, but I thought our defensive unit was excellent. We took our chances today."