England Vs USA Result: Outrage as ITV HD Miss Opening Goal

If you thought ITV’s blunder during the FA Cup tie between Liverpool and Everton was pretty bad, wait until you hear this. The UK broadcaster cut to an advert during the opening few minutes of England’s game with USA at the World Cup, meaning that millions missed the first goal by Steven Gerrard.

As reported from Telegraph, the incident only happened on ITV’s HD channel, meaning that viewers watching the normal SD channel were unaffected. ITV has blamed the error on a technical glitch, the same apparent glitch which caused the problem during the FA Cup game.

It is thought that the broadcaster rely on automated times for their adverts, and an overrun during the build-up to the game caused the advert to come on during the match itself.

Obviously, it is a major error for the company – and a mistake which fans will never forget. Who knows what the repercussions will be for ITV.

Did you miss the goal on TV? Let us know your thoughts on this.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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