Lampard goal denied as England knocked out

| 27/06/2010

(CNS): Although Frank Lampard’s 38th-minute shot was clearly over the line (left) when England were only trailing 2-1 behind Germany, referee Jorge Larrionda disallowed the goal. Miroslav Klose and Lukas Podolski had put Germany in front in the world cup quarter final before Matthew Upson had pulled one back. Even though it should have been 2 all at half time, Muller’s double strike in the second half ended England’s hopes. Klose’s 50th international goal amid some shocking England defence sealed the deal for Germany. Rather than being spurred on by the official’s error over Lampard’s goal, England fell apart and Germany will now face Argentina or Mexico in the semi finals.

No doubt Germany will claim justice was done 44 years after England benefited from the doubt at Wembley when Geoff Hurst’s shot was allowed. Of course there was no way to verify in 1966 but technology allows everyone to see Lampard scored a valid goal that would have brought England level and may or may not have changed the eventual outcome.

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  1. FUZZY says:

    FIFA continues to live in the dark ages and hold on to outdated rules.Use of instant replay is just one of these.I think its also time to look at the substitution rule and allow free substitution of all players on the bench i.e.players should be allowed to return to the game after having been subbed for earlier.This would be similar to NFL and NBA rules.Also teams should be able to send in a sub for an ejected player.Theres absolutely no reason for fans (many of whom have paid a fortune)to watch a lopsided match.Lastly a player receiving a red card should not automatically be ruled out for the next game.These should be reviewed on a case by case basis.As it stands a referee has too much power and influence over a future match and thats just wrong.

  2. Anonymous says:

    well, anyone who actually watched the game will know that the disallowed goal changed the entire element of the game.

    if it had counted, the score would have been tied…  this means that england would not have to "chase the game" as they were doing.  and although we cannot say what the outcome would have been, i can assure you that if that goal had counted england would have put a licking on germany… 2 goals in 2 minutes… what does that do for confidence? 

    the only ‘football’ germany was playing was lobbing the ball way upfield and counter-attacking.  all four of the germanys goals were like that…

    anyway, sick of the disappointment watching english football. 

    was rooney even in south africa?

    • Karma says:

      What goes around, comes around!

      England never complained in ’66 when they were the benefits of a dubious decision.

      England players are the most over rated players in the world and it showed in this world cup.

  3. Fish and Chips says:

    Like taking candy from a baby. They couldn’t even have beaten France.

  4. Anonymous says:

    England just can not play as a team. Too many individually inflated egos, based on their perceived "star" power they carry throughout the year. Time to throw some of the funds to develop the youth.

  5. Cry Baby says:

    Get over it. The ball quite clearly did not cross the line. It could have been different yes, it could have been 4-2!

  6. 911 HELP says:

    Not a England fan at all but they really was cheated of a good goal .I do agree its time instant replay be used in FIFA games .I just went on line and watched it and my goodness the poor lines man could not see it as he was way off his mark too .I think they said he was 25 yds away .He should be penalized too.

  7. Honest England Fan says:

    England have been poor in the tournament and never really looked a world beating side in any match.

    People say that they should do well because the Premiership is the best in the world. But take a close look at the top players in each team, hardly any of them are from England. It is the best league in the world because it has the best players from all over the world. Football in England is all about money and the players do not have the same desire as they did twenty years ago.

    I am as disappointed as every other English fan, but unfortunately, I was not surprised that we got hammered. The players are simply not good enough and the manager got his tactics and team selection wrong every game.

  8. Limey says:

    England were shocking and never really got started.

    Frankly everyone but Gerard looked tired

    The better team won on the day

    But get ready for the haters to start milking the England lost, and we all know it’s going to be from the countrymen that failed to even qualify for the finals.



    • tired says:


      I agree poor Gerrard( please your Majesty give him a medal)!  The one man team flying up and down the field striking then back down to clear a critical ball. BTW can somebody please explain why the English stick with lackluster starters and avoid exceptional and unique players like crouch (who btw scores 1 in 2 games ( best in the squad!) and is a clear mismatch), lennon etc who where warming a bench I don’t understand why these were not given a better shot. 
      I disagree with the person who said that this is because England best players are actually internationals for other countries, England has tons of talent.  But it does same like they bring their B squad and I wonder why?? Politics??
      Look at Germany now! remember when they kept playing Yanker the goalless striker look what happened when they got rid of him. 
      If your players are not performing then give their spot to young hungry blood. please please please we really want you guys to win eventually!

      Yep, waitin on em, bring it on BOY’Z.

  9. Anonymous says:

    England are just not as good as they think they are – but at least now they are going home with an excuse.

    No doubt we’ll be hearing about this disallowed goal for the next 40 years..

    At the end of the day, the better team won.

    • Caypolitics Truthseeker says:

      Actualy,  I agree with you, on the better team position, but gave a "thumbs down" because I find it outrageous that of the two games I followed today, both were seriously influenced by wrong official decisions. If England had entered the second half on a 2-2 basis, is there any doubt that they would have played with more spirit? If Mexico had the benefit of a reasonable offside call, instead of the "the linesman is allways right" bullxxxx, perhaps they might have played with more enthusiasm? Games that rely on official decisions that are plain wrong only discredit soccer.


  10. Anonymous says:

    What will never be known is what that second goal will have done to the course of play.  FIFA have got to finally admit that video reply has a place for major competitions, the same way as every other sport does.  There was also the example of the USA goal that was good but not allowed last week.  Bizarrely, everyone in the stadium, and the rest of the world, knew within seconds that decision was wrong.  Both teams will have seen the stadium replay, as well as the referee – but all carrys on regardless.

    But you cannot get away from the fact that England were consistently poor in the competition, and Germany were tipped from day one.

  11. Anonymous says:

    They think its all over – IT IS NOW.  

  12. Anonymous says:

    Regardless of the poor officiating the UK side was totally out hustled by a far superior and younger team. Time to replace Rooney et al with a new braintrust.

    • Jock McTavish says:

      Och laddie, it wisnae a "UK side", it wis the Sassenachs . . . .

      • Limey says:

        You can forgive him from the mix up as no other UK side has qualified for the finals in the last 8 years……………

    • Anonymous says:

      England were knocked out. Scotland, Wales and Northern ireland didn’t make it to the finals. The UK does not have a football team, which is possibly a shame.

      Either way, stop making comments about a game you clearly don’t understand.


  13. Anonymous says:

    England played their hearts out and that’s not an excuse! Good job lads and you should be proud of yourselves. There will always be people out there ready to clap and cheer when you lose, they are the ones I feel sorry for!


  14. Mat says:

    Yes… England would have got 2

    But the Germans did an outstanding job, licking them with 4.  There is always a next 4 years for England.

    Perhaps the most exciting game this World Cup was the match between the USA and Ghana – the Black Stars they call them. To me, they really did a superb job. Glad to see an African team in the quarter finals. 

    For USA, I thought they became too over-confident and can’t see how they could allow Journalists to interview these players and fill their heads with nonsense before the match. I could see the lack of discipline as well, they way the played ball. There was little team work. Not even Ghana, Brasil, and other prominent teams has the media interfering with their players. The Ghana team was well prepared.

  15. Anonymous says:

    justice for 66.

    4-1!…no more excuses please……