The England forward set off on a devastating run that shredded an experienced Argentine defence to pieces.
Coupling pace with composure, Owen finished with ruthless precision.
His goal was not enough to stop England crashing out of the tournament but gave the world a glimpse of an emerging talent.
Brazil v Italy 1970
Brazil's Carlos Alberto put the finishing touch to one of the Beautiful Game's most beautiful goals.
Instinctive, dazzling - at times defensively inadequate - Brazil simply outclassed a decent Italy side in 1970.
Pele, Gerson and Jairzinho had already established a healthy 3-1 lead.
That was then capped with Alberto's stunning strike.
Clodoaldo's trickery in his own half finished with Pele's perfectly weighted pass to Alberto whose first-time shot flew into the far corner.
Holland v Italy 1978
There are some things which are best kept simple.