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The Ten best England goals of all time: 1 - Geoff Hurst v Germany
Author: The Needle Published : 11 Sep 2012 16:57:48
Geoff Hurst v West Germany
World Cup Final, Wembley 1966
It looked like a 3–2 win for England with Hurst as the hero with the winning goal but in the last seconds, as the Germans were pushing everyone forward to seek the equalizer, Moore cleared his lines with a long ball over the German defence. While spectators ran on the field, Hurst ran on towards the goal, stating later that he aimed for the top left corner knowing that, should it miss, the resulting delay would eat away valuable seconds.
As it happened, the left-footed shot was struck perfectly, completing a stunning victory and a hat-trick which remains unique to this day. The referee allowed the goal despite the spectators on the field, and there was no time for the Germans to restart the match.
They think it's all over...