Match No. 663 - Wednesday, 4th July 1990, 8:00pm

  • Assist: Paul Parker. "With 10 minutes of normal time remaining [Parker's] teasing cross found Kohler and Augenthaler, the sweeper, in a dither. As the ball dropped, Lineker dragged it wide of Augenthaler's slow turn and placed it firmly past Illgner's flailing right hand for his fourth goal of the tournament." Gary Lineker35th of 48 goals. Left-footed from 13 yards., 81' 80:09
    • 1
    • Peter ShiltonDerby, 124th of 125 caps
      40 years, 9 months, 16 days
    • 12
    • Paul ParkerQPR, 10th of 19 caps
      26 years, 3 months, 0 days
      64:52 High challenge on Buchwald.
    • 3
    • Stuart PearceNotts Forest, 30th of 78 caps
      28 years, 2 months, 10 days
    • 14
    • Mark WrightDerby, 29th of 45 caps
      26 years, 11 month, 3 days
    • 5
    • Des WalkerNotts Forest, 24th of 59 caps
      24 years, 7 months, 8 days
    • 6
    • Terry ButcherRangers, 77th of 77 caps
      31 years, 6 months, 7 days
      (c)7th captaincy
    • '7170:22
    • 17
    • David PlattAston Villa, 10th of 62 caps
      24 years, 0 months, 24 days
    • 8
    • Chris WaddleMarseille, 58th of 62 caps
      29 years, 6 months, 21 day
    • 19
    • Paul GascoigneSpurs, 17th of 57 caps
      23 years, 1 month, 8 days
      98:37 Late challenge on Berthold. Probably the most famous yellow card in English history. Queue waterworks.
    • 10
    • Gary LinekerSpurs, 57th of 80 caps
      29 years, 7 months, 4 days
    • 20
    • Trevor StevenRangers, 28th of 36 caps
      26 years, 9 months, 13 days
    • '7170:22
  • "...Pearce fouled the busy little Hässler as he tried to take the ball wide and Thon tapped the free-kick to Brehme whose shot ricocheted off Parker as the full-back tried to intercept it. The ball flew over the defence in a high arc and Shilton, caught a couple of yards off his line, could not get to the ball as it floated under the bar." Andreas Brehme, 60'59:27
    • 1
    • Bodo IllgnerBodo Illgner.
      Born 7th Apr 1967, Koblenz.
    • 14
    • Thomas BertholdThomas Berthold.
      Born 12th Nov 1964, Hanau.
    • 3
    • Andreas BrehmeAndreas Brehme.
      Born 9th Nov 1960, Hamburg.
      109:42 Dangerous tackle through the back of Gascoigne.
    • 4
    • Jürgen KohlerJürgen Kohler.
      Born 6th Oct 1965, Lambsheim.
    • 5
    • Klaus AugenthalerKlaus Augenthaler.
      Born 26th Sep 1957, Fürstenzell.
    • 6
    • Guido BuchwaldGuido Ulrich Buchwald.
      Born 24th Jan 1961, Berlin.
    • 10
    • Lothar MatthäusLothar Herbert Matthäus.
      Born 21st Mar 1961, Erlangen.
      (c)
    • 8
    • Thomas HäßlerThomas Jürgen Häßler.
      Born 30th May 1966, Berlin.
    • '6766:49
    • 9
    • Rudi Völler Rudolf Völler.
      Born 13th Apr 1960, Hanau.
    • '3938:00
    • 18
    • Jürgen KlinsmannJürgen Klinsmann.
      Born 30th Jul 1964, Göppingen.
    • 20
    • Olaf ThonOlaf Thon.
      Born 1st May 1966, Gelsenkirchen.
    • 13
    • Karl-Heinz RiedleKarl-Heinz Riedle.
      Born 16th Sep 1965, Weiler im Allgäu.
    • '3938:00
    • 2
    • Stefan ReuterStefan Reuter.
      Born 16th Oct 1966, Dinkelsbühl.
    • '6766:49

Notes

  • Player InjuryRudi Voller seems to pull a calf muscle as he chases a ball with Des Walker [32:11]. He hobbles off the pitch and receives length treatment but has to be replaced by Reidle [38:00].
  • Penalty Shoot OutThe first England match to progress to a PSO.
  • West Germany win 4-3 on Penalty Kicks
    Gary Lineker scored. Thumped low to Illgner's left. The keeper goes the wrong way.
    Andreas Brehme scored. Similar to Lineker's penalty but more placed into the corner than with speed. Shilton guesses right but it's well out of his reach
    Peter Beardsley scored. Placed high to Illgner's left. No chance.
    Lothar Matthäus scored. Another thumping into the side netting to Shilton's right. No chance.
    David Platt scored. Passed into the middle of the net to Illgner's right. The keeper gets a hand to it but he can't keep it out.
    Karl-Heinz Riedle scored. Similar to Beardsley's penalty. High to Shilton's left. No chance.
    Stuart Pearce saved by Bodo Illgner. Thumped down the middle, Illgner had dived to his right but managed to get his left knee in the way. Hit with such force the ball ricochets all the way back to the centre circle.
    Olaf Thon scored. Passed into the net to Shilton's left. The keeper takes a small step to his right in anticipation, which his undoing, and then throws himself to the left but somehow is nowhere near it.
    Chris Waddle blazed over. Ballooned over the bar with such force it probably is still going. Three of England kickers went for power, Germany just one. The rest were placed. It's clear the English hadn't practiced penaties much going for more power than accuracy,
  • Player MilestoneTerry Butcher's Last Cap

Sources

  • England - The Quest for the World Cup - A Complete Record by Clive Leatherdale (Two Heads Publishing 1994)
  • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)
  • The Guardian "Impressive England finally foiled", Thursday 5th July 1990, page 14.
  • englandstats.com Digital Archive

Managers

Referee

  • Brazil Jose Ramiz Wright

Attendance

  • 62,628

Half Time Score

90 Minute Score

ELO Ratings

  • No change in rank, gaining 6 ranking points to 1998 points England - 3rd
  • West Germany - 1st