International Reds: Owen scores 'THAT' goal
Michael Owen's brilliant solo goal against Argentina at World Cup 1998 is one of most memorable in England's history.
It was the moment when Liverpool's 18-year-old striker exploded beyond the boundaries of the Premier League and onto the global stage.
"That goal definitely changed my life,” Owen told twentyfour7 Magazine following his retirement.
After a brilliant debut season with Liverpool, Owen was selected in Glenn Hoddle's squad for France 1998 as back-up to strike duo Alan Shearer and Teddy Sheringham.
He came off the bench in a group game against Romania to become the nation's youngest-ever World Cup goalscorer and subsequently forced his way into the starting XI.
Then, in the Round of 16 tie against old adversaries Argentina, a superstar was born.
With 16 minutes on the clock, having already won a penalty to level the scores at 1-1, Owen collected a pass from David Beckham in the centre-circle, raced past Jose Chamot and his attempted foul, pushed the ball away from Roberto Ayala on the edge of the box and clipped a brilliant finish across advancing goalkeeper Carlos Roa.
"It announced me to the world of football," said Owen.
England would go onto lose the match on a penalty shootout, while Owen would go on to win the 2001 Treble with Liverpool and the Ballon d'Or.