Ray Houghton: ‘Ireland didn’t fear England at Euro 88 - Big Jack assured us that we could win’

Republic of Ireland, Euro 88 - European Championship's best teams, Euro 2020
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Former Liverpool and Republic of Ireland midfielder Ray Houghton wrote his name in folklore at Euro 1988 after scoring the only goal in an historic 1-0 win over England in Germany.

The two-time First Division and FA Cup winner was again on the scoresheet in 1994 in Ireland's 1-0 win over Italy at the 1994 World Cup, complementing a fantastic club career in England.

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James Ridge is a freelance journalist based in the UK. He recently spent time with The United Stand as an online news editor and has covered the beautiful game from England’s eighth tier all the way to the Premier League.

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