Top 10: Goals of World Cup 2002
We are part of The Trust Project What is it?
10. Matt Holland, Republic of Ireland vs Cameroon
For the Irish, World Cup 2002 wasn’t just about Roy Keane telling Mick McCarthy to do something medically impossible: they beat Saudi Arabia, and drew with both Germany and Cameroon to make the round of 16. Ipswich Town's pocket rocket Matty Holland scored a belter, too.
Capitalising on a bungled headed clearance by the Indomitable Lions’ domitable-looking Raymond Kalla, Holland lashes a Bobby Charlton-style daisy-cutter hard and low past Boukar Alioum. A jubilant, Keane-free McCarthy performed a Yorkshire jig up the touchline.