The One That Got Away

The One That Got Away

By Sky Sports

We often hear stories of victory, but what about those who came up short when it mattered most? Some of sport’s biggest names explain what it’s like to give everything for the win, but ultimately taste defeat.


Steph Houghton: 2015 World Cup Semi-Final

The Lionesses have already made history by getting this far - by reaching the semi-finals of the 2015 Women's World Cup. They have beaten the hosts, Canada, and support back home has rocketed: all eyes are on Steph Houghton's side as they take on reigning champions Japan in the last four. With the scores level at the 90-minute mark, but England creating far more chances than their opponents, extra time beckons, and so too does becoming the first English football team to reach a World Cup Final since 1966. Cue a shocking, heart-breaking injury-time own goal from defensive stalwart Laura Bassett, and a devastating loss for the eventual bronze medallists. In the company of Caroline Barker, Houghton reflects on an agonising turn of events...
07/07/2043m 11s

Brad Barritt: 2007 Super 14 Final

There are moments left on the clock, and the Sharks are six points ahead of the Bulls in the 2007 Super 14 final. More than 50,000 have assembled at Kings Park in Durban for the occasion, which will result in the competition's first ever South African champions, and the hosts look like they might just hold on to win. All they need to do is kick the ball out of play.... Cue Bryan Habana, with a trademark moment of magic. The try is converted. The trophy is lost. In the company of Rupert Cox, Brad Barritt – who started at centre that day for the Sharks, and has since represented England and captained Saracens – relives a truly dramatic fixture.
23/06/2044m 19s

John Hartson: Helicopter Sunday, 2005

It's May 22nd, the last day of the 2005 Scottish Premier League season, and Celtic have one hand on the trophy, which is to be delivered by helicopter to the victors. All they need to do is win away at Motherwell, and - with the competition's top scorer, John Hartson - in their side, the result seems a foregone conclusion. Only Rangers, playing at Hibernian, can spoil the party, by closing the two-point gap at the top of the table. With minutes left on the clock, and both title contenders 1-0 up, Scott McDonald scores for Motherwell, and the helicopter - headed for Fir Park - is forced to make an abrupt U-turn. He's soon made it a brace - sealing the upset, and breaking Celtic hearts: the title is lost. 15 years on, Hartson sits down with Luke Shanley to discuss this most dramatic of season finales...
09/06/2037m 0s

George Groves: Battle of Britain & Unfinished Business

Carl Froch had been knocked down just once in his career, until he stepped into the ring with George Groves in November, 2013. In the very first round, the undefeated challenger doubled that tally, with a huge right hand, and looked capable of dethroning the unified world champion. A monumental upset seemed on the cards, until the ninth round, when 'Saint' appeared to be struggling, and Froch strode forwards. Howard Foster stopped the fight, handing Froch a highly controversial victory, and setting up a sold-out rematch in front of 80,000 at Wembley. Groves joins Andy Scott to discuss the encounters, and select his 'one that got away'...
26/05/2044m 58s

Nasser Hussain: 2002 NatWest Series Final

Lord's, 2002. England skipper Nasser Hussain wins the toss, and - on a fantastic pitch - his side get off to a flyer. The captain contributes a hundred himself: his first and only in one-day cricket. India have an enormous chase to pull off, especially once their 'Fab Five' are out, and two relatively unknown batsmen enter the fray at 146/5. But, in one of the finest ODI games ever seen, Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif orchestrate a miracle: it is Sourav Ganguly, not Nasser Hussain, who lifts the trophy. In the company of Ian Ward, Hussain discusses the fixture, his performance that day, and the importance of captaining on instinct.
12/05/2050m 55s

Sean Fitzpatrick: 1995 Rugby World Cup Final

Ellis Park, 1995. Nelson Mandela, wearing a No 6 Springbok jersey, presents Francois Pienaar with the Webb Ellis Cup. It is one of the great sporting moments. But, for Sean Fitzpatrick, captain of the All Blacks that day, it was an agonising experience. Joel Stransky's drop goal in extra time sealed the hosts' win, crushing the New Zealand legend's hopes of a second World Cup title. Now, 25 years on, Fitzpatrick - joined by Rupert Cox - looks back at the occasion, acknowledging its enormous cultural significance, but also the pain of that defeat.
28/04/2049m 57s

Introducing 'The One That Got Away'

We celebrate them for their successes, but what about the times they tasted defeat? Sky Sports speaks to some of sport's biggest names, and explores the occasions when they came up short. 'The One That Got Away' - coming soon...
16/04/202m 39s
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