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Watch Chelsea’s Werner miss SITTER as Germany suffer shock defeat to North Macedonia to lose for first time in 20 YEARS


TIMO WERNER looked more like a flop learner than a top earner as he missed an absolute sitter in Germany’s stunning 2-1 home defeat to North Macedonia.

The striker transferred his disappointing first season with Chelsea to the international stage as Germany lost a World Cup qualifier for the first time since England’s 5-1 Munich victory in September 2001.

Timo Werner missed a golden chance as Germany suffered a shock 2-1 defeat to North Macedonia

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Timo Werner missed a golden chance as Germany suffered a shock 2-1 defeat to North MacedoniaCredit: AP
Werner can't believe his miss before North Macedonia went on to steal an historic victory late on - Germany's first World Cup qualifying defeat in 20 YEARS

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Werner can’t believe his miss before North Macedonia went on to steal an historic victory late on – Germany’s first World Cup qualifying defeat in 20 YEARSCredit: AFP

Joachim Low’s men were sniffing a winner with 10 minutes left when Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan rolled the ball across for the incoming Werner.

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The ex-RB Leipzig hero, on as a sub for Chelsea team-mate Kai Havertz, seemed to get his feet tangled up as he mis-hit a left-footer wide.

Werner stooped down in embarrassment and disbelief, holding his head in his hands.

And it got worse for Germany when Eljif Elmas fired a late clincher for the visitors.

Goran Pandev had put North Macedonia in front on the stroke of half-time, before Gundogan levelled with a 63rd-minute penalty for a foul on ex-club colleague Leroy Sane.

Elsewhere, Barcelona hitman Antoine Griezmann became France’s fourth-highest scorer ever on 35 goals as his bullet header saw off Bosnia 1-0.

Dani Olmo and Ferran Torres scored within three minutes late in the first half of Spain’s 3-1 win over Kosovo.

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The visitors pulled one back when Spanish keeper Unai Simon charged up to the halfway line and Besar Halimi netted from 35 yards, but Gerard Moreno then headed Spain’s sealer.

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And Armenia struck twice in the last four minutes to beat Romania 3-2 as the world’s 99th-ranked nation went top of Group J above Germany. 

Northern Ireland were held to a mediocre 0-0 home draw with Bulgaria, despite dominating possession and Stuart Dallas heading off a post.

And Che Adams’ first goal for Scotland led a 4-0 defeat of the Faroe Islands at Hampden.

John McGinn netted twice and Ryan Fraser made it three goals in three games as the Scots ended a four-match winless run.

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Gareth Southgate’s England made it three wins from three after Harry Maguire scored late to spare John Stones’ blushes in a 2-1 win over Poland.





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