England v Germany, 30 July 1966

Score4-2 to England
RefereeGottfried Dienst
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Final
VenueWembley Stadium
Attendance96,924
Kick-off: 3.00pm After extra time - 2-2 at 90 minutes. The 1966 World Cup Final became one of the most controversial Finals ever, mainly due to England's third goal. The ball hit the underside of the cross bar, bounced down – on or close to the goalline – and was cleared. The referee Gottfried Dienst was uncertain if it had been a goal and consulted his linesman, Tofiq Bahramov from Azerbaijan, who indicated that it was. After non-verbal communication, as they had no common language, the Swiss referee awarded the goal to the home team. The crowd and the audience of 400 million television viewers were left arguing whether the goal should have been given or not. Geoff Hurst became the first player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup Final. The final goal gave rise to one of the most famous sayings in English football, when the BBC commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme described the situation: "And here comes Hurst. He's got... some people are on the pitch, they think it's all over. It is now!"

4  England

Manager: Alf Ramsey

2  Germany

Manager: Helmut Schön

Goals:

Martin Peters 12 G
Geoff Hurst 18 G
Geoff Hurst 102 G
Geoff Hurst 119 G

Goals:

Helmut Haller 13 G
Wolfgang Weber 90 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Gordon Banks
Defender Jack Charlton
Defender George Cohen
Defender Bobby Moore (captain)
Defender Ray Wilson
Midfielder Alan Ball
Midfielder Martin Peters
Midfielder Nobby Stiles
Midfielder/Forward Bobby Charlton
Forward Roger Hunt
Forward Geoff Hurst

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Hans Tilkowski
Defender Willi Schulz
Defender Wolfgang Weber
Midfielder Wolfgang Overath
Forward Lothar Emmerich
Forward Helmut Haller
Forward Sigi Held
Forward Uwe Seeler (captain)

Cards:

Martin Peters 20 Y

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