England 3 Cameroon 2

On Sunday 1st July 1990, Bobby Robson’s Three Lions clashed with the Indomitable Lions from Africa in the Quarter Final of the World Cup in Naples. Heavy favourites England took the lead through David Platt but Cameroon came roaring back in the second half with two goals in three minutes from Kunde and Ekeke to put the under dogs into the lead with just 25 minutes remaining.

With just seven minutes remaining on the clock, England we’re handed a lifeline by the Mexican referee who pointed to the spot after Gary Lineker was bundled over on the edge of the box. The England striker dusted himself down and put away the spot kick to send the game into extra-time. Ill discipline in the Cameroon defence would prove decisive as England’s number 10 was once again brought down in the box for a second time, cool as you like the Tottenham Hotspur forward Lineker bagged his second of the game to send England through to the World Cup semi-finals.

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