Euro Classics: Ray Houghton recreates Euro 1988 goal vs England for Baddiel & Skinner


2nd, June 2008


Blast from the past, via Phoenix from the Flames

Fair play to Houghton for subjecting himself – and his country – to utter, total humiliation. This clip didn’t go down to well in Ireland at the time it was shown – something to do with the relentless stereotypes, I guess.
England, fresh from defeat to the Irish in their first group game, played in Stuttgart, went on to lose to the Netherlands and Russia, and so finished bottom of their group. Ireland drew with Russia but lost to Holland, so they didn’t go through either. D’oh!