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Saturday 16 December 2017

Endland's goal-line controversies

Geoff Hurst, England v West Germany, 1966

Extra-time in the World Cup final at Wembley with the scores level at 2-2, Hurst's shot hit the bottom of the crossbar and bounced down toward the line. With referee Gottfried Dienst uncertain, linesman Tofik Bahramov from Azerbaijan signalled a goal. Hurst went on to complete his hat-trick, England won the World Cup.

Frank Lampard, England v Germany, 2010

England trailed 2-1 in their World Cup second-round match when Lampard's 20-yard shot beat goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, hit the underside of the bar and bounced clearly over the line. Germany went on to claim a 4-1 win.

Marko Devic, England v Ukraine, 2012

Devic's shot crossed the line before John Terry cleared the ball, prompting furious protests from the Ukraine bench. Roy Hodgson's side held on to win 1-0 and top their group.

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