Germany Rolls Over England in World Cup

By Nesha Starcevic and AP
|  Sunday, Jun 27, 2010  |  Updated 11:30 AM CDT
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Germany Rolls Over England in World Cup

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Thomas Mueller scored twice in the second half Sunday and England had a goal denied by the referee in a 4-1 victory that put Germany into the World Cup quarterfinals.

The 20-year-old forward finished two quick German counterattacks within 3 minutes to sink England’s hopes of beating Germany at the World Cup for the first time since the 1966 final.

England was not helped by referee Jorge Larrionda waving play on even though Frank Lampard’s first-half shot landed well past the goal line after hitting the crossbar. Germany led 2-1 at the time.

Germany went up on goals by Miroslav Klose and Lukas Podolski before Matthew Upson pulled a goal back in the 37th minute.

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