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On this day: 12 June

Published: Thursday 12 June 2014, 8.00CET
EURO matches on this date have always been tight – with never more than a goal in it – and Irish fans will have happier memories than their English counterparts.

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Published: Thursday 12 June 2014, 8.00CET

On this day: 12 June

EURO matches on this date have always been tight – with never more than a goal in it – and Irish fans will have happier memories than their English counterparts.

England 0-1 Republic of Ireland
(Houghton 6)
1988 group stage, Stuttgart

England were favourites against an Ireland side making a first appearance in a major final tournament. But the absence of the injured Terry Butcher put pressure on England's young central defenders, whose inexperience was exploited almost immediately.

Kevin Moran took a free-kick and hit it long, Ireland's main mode of attack. Mark Wright moved out to the right to cover, though contrived only to get in Gary Stevens's way. The ball fell to Tony Galvin, who hooked in a cross that Kenny Sansom miskicked up in the air and John Aldridge duly headed it to Liverpool FC club-mate Ray Houghton, whose own header looped beyond Peter Shilton. There were just six minutes on the clock.

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Other EURO fixtures on 12 June
1980 group stage: Belgium 1-1 England
1980 group stage: Spain 0-0 Italy
1984 group stage: France 1-0 Denmark
1988 group stage: Netherlands 0-1 USSR
1992 group stage: Netherlands 1-0 Scotland
1992 group stage: CIS 1-1 Germany
2000 group stage: Germany 1-1 Romania
2000 group stage: Portugal 3-2 England
2004 group stage: Portugal 1-2 Greece
2004 group stage: Spain 1-0 Russia
2008 group stage: Croatia 2-1 Germany
2008 group stage: Austria 1-1 Poland
2012 group stage: Greece 1-2 Czech Republic
2012 group stage: Poland 1-1 Russia

Last updated: 13/06/14 8.05CET

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