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Michael Owen returned to the spot where he scored his solo goal against Argentina, and there's definitely not a tear in our eye

Michael Owen returned to the spot where he scored his solo goal against Argentina, and there's definitely not a tear in our eye

To the kids of today, Michael Owen might well be that commentator off the telly, but for those of us a little longer in the tooth, he’ll always be the 18-year-old who scored the goal of the 1998 World Cup.

Owen returned to the ground he made his name at to cover Manchester United’s second leg in the Europa League last 32 against Saint-Etienne, and couldn’t help reminiscing.

Owen’s goal put England 2-1 up after 16 minutes, but after a dramatic game, the Three Lions were knocked out on penalties.

And it wasn’t just the former Liverpool, Real Madrid and England man who was feeling nostalgic, fans got involved too – spot the backhanded compliment.

If you haven’t seen the goal, or can’t call it to mind, here’s a reminder of the genius that unfolded that night in France.

It will have been 19 years ago this summer – how is that possible?

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