England are out of Euro 2008. We got off to the worst imaginable start by gifting Croatia two goals in the first 15 minutes â€“ the first our now traditional goalkeeping howler, this time from Scott Carson, and the second a lesson in how not to defend.
McClaren must have done his best Winston Churchill impression at half time but it was blind luck from the referee that got us back into the game with a penalty awarded for the slightest of shirt pulls – scored by Frank Lampard. Then the roof came off when Peter Crouch finished superbly from a beautiful cross from our new supersub, David Beckham â€“ who completed what was a Sven midfield.
But as is always the way, we defended too deep and didnâ€™t take the game to the talented Croats leading to the inevitable heart breaking goal from Petric who had only been on the pitch for a few minutes.
Was this “one of the most humilating defeats in modern football history?”