England 1966 World Cup First Goal
In the 19th minute, Wolfgang Overath conceded a free kick, which Bobby Moore took immediately, floating a cross into the West German area, where Geoff Hurst rose unchallenged and leveled the score 1-1 with a downward glancing header.
The 1966 FIFA World Cup Final was the eighth football World Cup and one of the most controversial finals ever. The match was played by England and West Germany on 30 July 1966 at Wembley Stadium in London. The British television audience peaked at 32.30 million viewers, making the final the most watched television event ever in the United Kingdom.
England won 4–2 after extra time to win the Jules Rimet Trophy. The England team became known as the "wingless wonders", on account of their then-unconventional narrow attacking formation, described at the time as a 4–4–2. The match is remembered for England's only World Cup trophy, Geoff Hurst's hat-trick – the first one ever scored in a World Cup Final – and the controversial third goal awarded to England by referee Gottfried Dienst and linesman Tofiq Bahramov.
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