That was certainly how they started. The giant striker Carsten Jancker, who had once been rejected by Luton Town after a trial, put the home side ahead in the sixth minute, and although Michael Owen equalised in short order Germany should have retaken the lead, only for an unmarked Sebastian Deisler to skew wide from 10 yards. “When Germany went ahead I was thinking: ‘This could be difficult,’” Eriksson said. “But the players kept their belief and started to play good football. The crucial moment in the whole game was that miss by Deisler. If he had scored – and he should have – they would have gone in ahead at half-time.” … [Read more...] about Germany 1-5 England: 15 years on World Cup qualifier is still music to ears of many
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Plus: the top six in the men’s 100m all went under 10 seconds. Marie-José Peréc and Michael Johnson stormed to their first global titles, while Finland’s Kimmo Kinnunen flashed in the pan furiously with a 90-metre javelin effort. It was a time, too, before relays became a vehicle to help performance directors meet medal targets. The men’s 4x400m, the final event at Japan’s National Stadium, had everything. … [Read more...] about My favourite game: Britain upset the USA with 4x400m gold at Tokyo ’91
Ah, Sir Clive of Wearside. With that sinewy body, that perfect balance so often the preserve of those with a low-centre of gravity, and a dead-eyed cool in front of goal, he was unlike any striker I’d seen in a Charlton shirt. Players such as Shaun Newton and John Robinson, Steve Brown and Richard Rufus, were my idols, but Mendonca and skipper Mark Kinsella were my true articles of faith. With them, the Premier League really was possible; in fact, it was perhaps only 45 minutes away. … [Read more...] about My favourite game: Charlton beat Sunderland in classic play-off final