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LAMPARD, ANYONE?

There was something incredibly pleasing about this moment in England v Germany

Seven years to the day since Frank Lampard had a goal disallowed against Germany in the World Cup, and this happens

Now, we’re not saying that us English find it hard to let football hardships lie, but we do like to hang onto things for a while.

And, in a moment of sublime footballing timing, so it came to pass that Germany were on the end of a contentious decision while playing in a huge international match against England.

Seven years to the day since Frank Lampard had that goal disallowed in the 2010 World Cup against Germany, England’s occasional European rivals saw themselves on the end of a fairly questionable decision.

Schalke forward Felix Platte had already bagged himself a goal as he headed in to make the scores 2-2 in the 70th minute, eight minutes later he appeared to have given Germany a crucial lead.

Platte looked level as the cross came in

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Platte looked level as the cross came in

His goalbound header was expertly placed

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His goalbound header was expertly placed

Jordan Pickford resigned himself to conceding the third goal

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Jordan Pickford resigned himself to conceding the third goal

Before this happened…

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Before this happened…

…and the linesman got the Pickford thumbs up

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…and the linesman got the Pickford thumbs up

Platte looked level, but the linesman saw differently.

German fans might be asking where the VAR was in this instance, but it’s something we’re still asking ourselves, exactly seven years on from Lampard’s disallowed goal.

A fairly pleasing moment for England fans, and it let them off the hook… just.

One day, one day, maybe we’ll let it go.