Top 10 footballing moments of 2008

What a year of football 2008 has been. Football Corner has decided to take the opportunity to count down the most memorable footballing moments of the year, enjoy.

10. How can anyone forget England's memorable 4-1 win in Croatia back in September. Fabio Capello's men went into the game as under dogs, however a Theo Walcott hat-trick inspires England to one of their most famous victories of all-time.

David Beckham agrees to join Italian giants AC Milan on a three-month loan deal. Golden Balls claims he needed to leave MLS side LA Galaxy to have a chance of staying in Fabio Capello's plans for national side and AC are only too happy to take him.

Chelsea appoint former Brazil boss Luis Filipe Scolari following the departure of Avram Grant two months earlier. The London club announce the deal whilst Scolari is still the manager of the Portuguese national team (During Euro 2008), much to the annoyance of Portuguese officials.

7. Kevin Keegan returns to St James' Park after nearly 11 years away back in January. However things don't go according to plan and after a falling out with the Newcastle United owner, Mike Ashley, Keegan quits after eight months in charge.

6. Joe Kinnear's first press conference as Newcastle United interim-manager. The Dubliner swore approximately 52 times which left several different impressions on the Magpies faithful. Some thought, good he is letting it all out before his takes the hot seat and who knows it may have a positive affect on the team. Others thought, why the f*** did Mike f***in Ashley appoint this c***?

5. The minute silence which marked the 50th anniversary of the Munich air disaster. Manchester United took on their bitter rivals Manchester City on the day United remembered the victims of Munich. It was feared before the game that the minute silence may be disrupted by the City fans, however it was impeccably observed and the away fans were rewarded for a famous 2-1 victory on the day.

4. Real Madrid striker Robinho signs for Manchester City on transfer deadline day in a move which shocked the whole footballing world. You may be wondering why this is not higher on the list, however you will understand when you read on. No football fan could believe their eyes when the news broke that City had signed one of the most exciting footballers on the planet. The deal was only made possible when City were taken over by mega-rich Arab owners on the morning of the deal. £32.5 million was all it cost for City to take the little Brazilian to Eastlands.

3. Spain beat Germany 1-0 to win the European Championships final. It was the final that everyone wanted. The powerhouse of Germany against the side that always promises much but never really delivers, Spain. It was Liverpool's Fernando Torres who handed Spain the trophy with a delicate dink over former Arsenal keeper Jens Lehman. The victory, which was met with joyous scenes in the streets of Spain, was the first major trophy the Spaniards had won in over 40 years.

2. Many people may claim that this should be the number one footballing moment of the year, however it's not. Manchester United winning a very famous double. Sir Alex Ferguson's men lifted the Premier League and Champions League trophies to cement their place as one of the greatest United squad's in history. United narrowly edged out Chelsea in both the Premier League title race and the Champions League final (which will be remembered for just one thing).

1. Yes Football Corner's number one footballing moment of 2008 is ...... John Terry's penalty miss in the final of the Champions League in Moscow. Sorry JT. It was just such an incredible moment. The England and Chelsea skipper steps up to win the biggest competition in Europe and slips as he hits the ball. The ball skims the outside of the post and United go on to lift the trophy.