England weren't expected to win the World Cup in South Africa - especially when they were pitted against Germany in the last 16.
Capello's men finished second behind the United States in the group stage, drawing 1-1 with the group winners, squeezing out the dourest of goalless draws with Algeria and then narrowly beating Slovenia in their final match thanks to Jermain Defoe's winner.
England were hopelessly outclassed by the Germans in Bloemfontein but, after getting themselves back in it with Matthew Upson's 37th-minute header, should have pulled level when a Lampard striker beat Neuer, bounced back off the crossbar and, finally, over the line.
Whether it was the ghost of Tofiq Bahramov coming back to haunt England or just plain negligence from the officials, the decision to deny the goal was utterly baffling.
Ultimately the game will be forever remembered by Gareth Barry's horrendous efforts to stop Mesut Ozil as Germany romped to a 4-1 win.