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The Ten best England goals of all time: 6 - Michael Owen v Argentina
Author: The Needle Published : 11 Sep 2012 16:59:01
Michael Owen v Argentina
England 2 Argentina 2 (Eng lost on penalties)
World Cup, France '98
At just 18-years-old Michael Owen scored against rivals Argentina, immediately launching himself onto the international stage with a truly wonderful goal.
Owen, with composure beyond his years took David Beckham's slightly high pass into his stride with the outside of his foot and then embarked on an odyssey full of pace and control through Argentina's defence. Roberto Ayala backed off, crazily. Jose Chamot could not react in time. Carlos Roa was beaten by a shot back across him.
Each of these was a respected international performer. Each was embarrassed by a fearless 18 year-old.
His goal for England against Argentina in the 1998 world cup in France made it 2-1 to England but a moment of madness from Beckham was to be the defining moment of the evening.