Who could forget Paul Gascoigne’s wonder goal against Scotland – and that celebration?

Date: Friday 9th June 2017 at 8:55 am
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WHENEVER an England-Scotland clash comes around, there is always the inevitable debate about our favourite ‘Auld Enemy’ memory.

For football fans of a certain age, it tends to happen in the pub after a couple of shandies whilst discussing that ‘JFK moment’.

Where were you when…

…Jimmy Greaves scored a hat-trick in an historic 9-3 England win in 1961 – or…

….Jim McAlliog scored the all-important goal in a famous Scotland win at Wembley in 1967.

And so on, and so on.

Personally, my favourite England-Scotland moment was at Euro 96 – and, of course, it was Paul Gascoigne’s wonder goal.

Yes, David Seaman’s penalty save from Gary McAllister (sorry about the Geller bobble Gary!) was monumental in its own way.

But the highlight of the day – the tournament/the season – was Gazza’s 79th minute strike that effectively put the game to bed after Alan Shearer’s opener.

The way he turned Colin Hendry inside out en-route to goal was mesmerising. His finish was sublime. It felt like it was in slow motion.

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Then, of course, there was the famous ‘dentist’s chair’ celebration that followed. Wembley erupted. A truly, magical moment.


Best of all, perhaps, was Gazza’s further tormenting of the Scottish side’s very own ‘Braveheart’ Hendry in his post-match interviews.

Something along the lines of….someone having to unscrew Hendry from the Wembley turf where he had left him.

Priceless! Thanks for the memories Gazza.

 

 

 

 


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