West Germany 3 – 2 England


Hey, who’s up for a 1966 rematch? Sure thing. If you’re 2-0 up with 20-odd minutes to go you’re not exactly in cruise control but you just need to ride it out. I’m not saying bringing defenders on for midfielders is a bad idea in this situation, but you are talking about World Cup winners Martin Peters and Bobby Charlton here. In fact, when the former was substituted the Germans scored their equaliser immediately. The perfect example of the dangers of thinking too far ahead.