—- Julian Nagelsmann’s reign as Germany manager began with a win as the Euro 2024 hosts beat the United States in a friendly.

The night started badly as Christian Pulisic curled home from range to put the hosts ahead.

But Germany had been the better side and a routine tap-in by Ilkay Gundogan drew them level in Connecticut.

Nagelsmann’s side were much improved in the second half and Niclas Fullkrug and Jamal Musiala scored to seal a comfortable victory.

Nagelsmann, 36, was handed a contract until July 2024 after Hansi Flick was sacked in September following a poor run of results, culminating in a 4-1 defeat by Japan.

Exempt from European Championship qualifying, Germany continue the Nagelsmann era in a friendly with Mexico on Tuesday evening in Philadelphia.