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# Looking Back
Where are they now? The English team that played Ireland on that infamous night
What became of the side that faced Jack Charlton’s men 20 years ago.

Updated at 23.18

David Seaman: Having made over 400 appearances for Arsenal, Seaman spent a season at Man City before retiring. Since then, he has appeared on TV shows such as Strictly Ice Dancing and was named as goalkeeping coach of Combined Counties League side Wembley in 2012.

Warren Barton: A rare appearance from Barton, who won just three senior international caps in total, he played for Newcastle at the time and later had stints at a number of other sides, including Wimbledon and QPR. He is now a soccer pundit for Fox Sports Channel, in addition to being general manager and technical director for Los Angeles Blues.

Graeme Le Saux: A Blackburn player at the time, Le Saux ultimately earned 36 caps for England and had further spells at Chelsea and Southampton. He is now a commentator for NBC and has also been involved in non-footballing TV shows, including BBC’s Working Lunch.

Tony Adams: A one-club man, Adams is now considered an Arsenal legend. After retiring, he embarked on a career in coaching, so far encompassing stints as manager of Wycombe Wanderers, Portsmouth and Gabala of Azerbaijan.

Gary Pallister: Earned 22 England caps in total and finished his career at Middlesbrough, having spent almost 10 years at the heart of the Man United defence. He joined Darlington as operations director in 2010, and also works as a football pundit from time to time.

Paul Ince: Would leave Man United to join Inter later that year, and subsequently played for Liverpool and Middlesbrough. Post-retirement, he has managed a number of clubs, including MK Dons and Blackpool, and turned up at The42’s offices earlier this year.

David Platt: Was at Sampdoria at the time and would earn 62 England caps ultimately, while going on to play for Arsenal and Nottingham Forest. He has since worked sporadically as a football pundit, and also embarked on a career in coaching, perhaps most notably working as Roberto Mancini’s assistant at Man City. Recently, he agreed to become manager of FC Pune City in the Indian Super League.

Peter Beardsley: Beardsley was with Newcastle in 1995 and would play for a number of other teams, including Fulham and Hartlepool, before calling it a day. Since then, he has worked as a coach at Newcastle, and was even caretaker manager briefly when Chris Hughton was sacked.

Darren Anderton: A notoriously injury-prone player, Anderton spent the best years of his career at Spurs (1992-2004) and had spells at Wolves and Bournemouth thereafter. He has since worked as a pundit for TSN in Canada.

Alan Shearer: A stellar career saw him score 30 goals in 63 appearances for England and many more in the Premier League. Later that year, he would be bought by Newcastle from Blackburn for a world transfer record-breaking £15million. After finishing his career at the Magpies, Shearer had a brief, ill-fated spell as manager of his hometown club and later served as a Match of the Day pundit.

Matt Le Tissier: Save for a two-year spell at non-league side Eastleigh at the very end of his time as a footballer, Le Tissier spent all his career at Southampton. He now works mainly as a pundit on Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday.

Ireland team: Alan Kelly; Denis Irwin, Terry Phelan, Alan Kernaghan, Paul McGrath; Eddie McGoldrick, Andy Townsend, John Sheridan, Steve Staunton; David Kelly, Niall Quinn.

N.B. For a similar piece on many of the Irish team that played on the day, click here.

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