But it was heartbreak for his Spurs team-mate Christian Ziege as Germany failed to get the win against Finland that would have taken them straight to Japan and Korea.
Our captain fantastic incredibly struck just 13 seconds after joining the action as a second half substitute as he glanced home a header from David Beckham's free-kick.
That goal levelled Greece's first half opener but in a rollercoaster of emotions at Old Trafford, Greece went ahead again within minutes of Teddy's strike.
Teddy was again instrumental in the goal that took them to the finals. He won a free-kick 30 yards out and the outstanding Beckham curled the ball into the top corner to make it 2-2 and England were through.
Wing-back Christian, in fine form at Spurs, was back in Germany's starting line-up against Finland. With England only managing a draw Germany needed to beat Finland to grab top spot in the group but despite a host of chances, they failed to score.
Teddy Sheringham was on target as England reached the World Cup Finals with a last-minute draw against Greece on Saturday.