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2015-07-26T00:00:00 Updated 2015-07-26T00:00:02
On this day

On this day - 26 July

A trio of West Ham United and England legends booked their place in the 1966 FIFA World Cup final on this day.

Paired with Portugal in the last four, it was Manchester United's Bobby Charlton who saw Sir Alf Ramsey's Three Lions into the final.

England broke the deadlock on the half-hour mark, as Roger Hunt burst through on goal, only to be denied by a sprawling Jose Pereira. The ball, however, broke kindly to Charlton on the edge of the box, who slotted calmly into the unguarded net.             

The decisive second arrived with just ten minutes to play, as the Hammers' Geoff Hurst neatly picked out Charlton, who, from 18 yards once more, slammed into the opposite corner.

Though Eusebio, the tournament's top-scorer with nine, halved the deficit from the spot two minutes later, England stood firm to seal a date with West Germany in the final.  

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