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As 50th anniversary looms England fans remember Sir Geoff Hurst's World Cup hat-trick

 
 
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Did you know the 1966 World Cup Final is up to date one of only two (along with the 1930 FIFA World Cup Final) not to be played on a Sunday, having taken place at Wembley on Saturday July 30th 1966.

And as the 50th anniversary looms large, Sir Geoff Hurst who famously scored a first World Cup final hat-trick will be in demand.

Whilst the game involved six goals and Germany forced extra-time with a late leveller it was Hurst's final goal that lives long in the memory.

One minute before the end of play, the West Germans sent their defenders forward in a desperate attempt to score a last-minute equaliser. Winning the ball, Bobby Moore picked out the unmarked Geoff Hurst with a long pass, which Hurst carried forward while some spectators began streaming onto the field and Hurst scored moments later. Hurst later admitted that his blistering shot was as much intended to send the ball as far into the Wembley stands as possible should it miss, in order to kill time on the clock.

The Queen presented England captain Bobby Moore with the World Cup trophy.

The final goal gave rise to one of the most famous sayings in English football, when the BBC commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme described the situation as follows:
"And here comes Hurst. He's got... some people are on the pitch, they think it's all over. It is now! It's four!".

Well, now's your chance to own a piece of football history to commemorate the game and the link with Sir Geoff Hurst himself.

To support the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK - a charity tackling bowel cancer and to celebrate 50 years since England won the world cup - Brilliant memorabilia - experts in collectable icons have produced a limited collection of 1,966 comme­morative gold discs, all signed by the legend himself - Sir Geoff Hurst MBE.

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JB

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