Frank Lampard laments disallowed goal

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England midfielder Frank Lampard is still baffled by the referee's decision to deny him a clear goal against Germany last night.

Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer fails to save a shot by Frank Lampard
Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer fails to save a shot by Frank Lampard

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With England trailing 2-1 in the first half, Lampard's volleyed effort rebounded off the bar and clearly crossed the line, but the officials failed to give the goal and allowed play to continue.

Germany took full advantage of their lucky escape by going on to win 4-1 and Lampard is amazed his goal was not allowed to count.

He said: "I haven't seen the goal again but I didn't need to see it again. I knew straight away that my shot was over the line, clearly a yard or so.

"It baffles me that it wasn't given and it was a big deciding factor. I won't stand here and say it is the reason why we got knocked out.

"But if it had gone to 2-2, and we had still come out and played the way we did in the second half, it would have been a different game."

Lampard added: "I think it is time to bring in goal-line technology.

"We had a meeting before the World Cup when we were told about a million different rule changes that hardly affect the game.

"The big one, the one that affects the game today, hasn't been brought in so it is a no-brainer.

"Everyone can see it was a goal which would have sent us in level at half-time and after the break we were on top and hit the bar again.

"Things have conspired against us and maybe we have conspired against ourselves at times. But it just didn't go for us."

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