A game influential in bringing technology to football, Germany may have romped to a famous victory over England, yet it was Frank Lampard’s ghost goal that stole the headlines from this 2010 World Cup round of 16 tie.
Storming to a two-goal lead after just half an hour, strikes from Miroslav Klose and Lukas Podolski gave Germany a healthy advantage early on. Yet, rising high to loop a header past Manuel Neuer, unlikely goalscorer, Matthew Upson gave England a route back into the game.
From there on in the Three Lions were on top and had seemingly equalised after Lampard rifled a 25-yard effort towards the Germany goal. Firing against the crossbar, before bouncing down and across the line, all 40,000 spectators in Bloemfontein and the millions watching worldwide could see it was a goal, yet Uruguayan referee, Jorge Larrionda disagreed.
Feeling aggrieved, Fabio Cappello’s side pushed for an equaliser but were unable to find a breakthrough. A quick-fire second half double from eventual Golden Boot winner, Thomas Müller, secured the win for Die Mannschaft, who went on to finish the tournament in third place.