Top Five: Worst ever England penalties - featuring Chelsea, Tottenham men


Manchester United, Tottenham, Chelsea, Sheffield Wednesday and Aston Villa heroes feature.

On this day in 2006, England were knocked out of the World Cup by Portugal.

Having progressed to the quarter finals, the Three Lions faced their Iberian opponents, managing to draw 0-0 in the game.

After a continued draw in extra-time, penalties came around, and as expected - England lost.

However, it wasn’t a brave or unfortunate defeat, the penalties were just shockingly bad, with only Owen Hargreaves finding the back of the net. Jamie Carragher scored but had to retake his strike, and Portugal ended up winning the game by a 3-1 scoreline.

Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard also missed, allowing Cristiano Ronaldo to score the decisive strike which sent Portugal to a semi-final against France.

It was not pretty, and was a strong summation of England’s failures in shoot-outs, and to commiserate this anniversary we take a look at five of the worst England penalties in history.

David Beckham vs Portugal, 2004

Gareth Southgate vs Germany, 1996

Chris Waddle vs West Germany, 1990

Frank Lampard vs Portugal, 2006

Gary Lineker vs Brazil, 1992

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