Football: Sheringham scores twice as England Masters beat Germany Masters 4-2

England's Teddy Sheringham scores in the Battle Of Europe match between England and Germany held at the Singapore Sports Hub on Nov 12, 2016.
England's Teddy Sheringham scores in the Battle Of Europe match between England and Germany held at the Singapore Sports Hub on Nov 12, 2016.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

SINGAPORE - The ongoing international football break meant Singaporean's weekly affair with the English Premier League (EPL) was put on hold this weekend.

But there was no shortage of action at the National Stadium as former EPL stars served up a six-goal thriller under the iconic dome.

Teddy Sheringham, the former Manchester United striker; former Tottenham midfielder Darren Anderton; and striker Emile Heskey, who played for Liverpool, led England Masters to a 4-2 win Germany Masters, in front of a 10,700-strong crowd.

Heskey's former team-mate Dietmar Hamann, former Stuttgart striker Fredi Bobic and 1990 World Cup winner Lothar Matthaus turned out for the Germans.

The result was identical to arguably the most famous match between the two teams - in the 1966 World Cup final at Wembley, where England prevailed 4-2 to lift their only World Cup.

Anderton, Sheringham (twice) and Heskey scored for the English, while Bobic notched a brace for the losing side.

The players may be well past their prime, but their touches and decision-making were clearly intact, with Anderton and Steven McManaman looking particularly sharp in the middle of the pitch.

The match was a trip down memory lane for fans, some of whom showed up an hour early with flags and painted faces.

Arsenal fan Edmund Wong, 25, said: "It was interesting to see the legends come together in Singapore and play a reasonably entertaining game. Their touches are still there and technically they're still superior to what we're used to here."