FourFourTwo's 50 Most Memorable Euros Goals: 3. Paul Gascoigne, ENGLAND v Scotland, 1996

A goal as memorable for its celebration – but what a goal, and what a celebration. And like all the best stories, this tale of redemption had a certain symmetry to it.

“Mr Gascoigne: An Apology,” read a Daily Mirror headline two days after the Geordie’s wonder strike against Scotland. The tabloid had been particularly critical of Gazza and some of his teammates after their ‘dentist’s chair’ antics in Hong Kong on a pre-tournament trip that had been captured on camera. And the red tops would have been sharpening their knives again as Gary McAllister stepped up to equalise for Scotland from the penalty spot, after Alan Shearer had given England the lead in the Group A game following a fine team move.

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