Fabregas sets up Spain’s World Cup winning goal
Cesc Fabregas helped his Spain beat Holland 1-0 in the 2010 World Cup final to win the tournament for the first time in their history.
Both teams had chances to win the game in normal time but an extra half hour was needed to separate them and Andres Iniesta crowned a magnificent performance with the winning goal only four minutes from the end.
Substitute Fabregas played a superb ball which split the Dutch defence and Iniesta made no mistake from six yards out to send the Spanish fans into raptures.
Fabregas, who has been the subject of intense transfer speculation this summer, entered the fray with four minutes remaining, the Arsenal star coming on for Alonso but he could not unlock the Dutch defence in normal time.
Despite that, the Gunners skipper had a glorious chance four minutes into extra time. Iniesta played a wonderful through ball to the 23-year-old but Stekelenburg stuck out a leg to keep the scores level.
The Spaniards withheld the overly physical Dutch approach and managed to come out victorious for the first time in their history.