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It's the 25th anniversary of Ray Houghton's goal against England

That famous night in Stuttgart is a quarter of a century old today.

Credit: INPHO/Billy Stickland

Shilton was out a bit so there was a lot of goal to aim at. It sat up and I was under no real pressure. It was just a case of picking your spot…

… and I hit that spot. Then it was pandemonium.” – Ray Houghton

12 JUNE 1988, Stuttgart’s Neckarstadion. It was Ireland’s debut at a major tournament and it could hardly have gone any better – a 1-0 win over the old enemy thanks to little Ray Houghton’s 6th-minute header.

YouTube credit: ClassicEngland

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