In 1995, Colombian goalkeeper Rene Higuita astonished the football world with his now famous ?Scorpion Kick? save in a friendly with England at the old Wembley Stadium. The save has achieved a life all of its own, and regularly finds itself placing highly on ?Greatest Sporting Moments? or ?Best Saves? lists. One wouldn?t have been shocked had any number of ?loco? South American goalkeepers - Hugo Gatti, Jose Luis Chilavert, Ramon Quiroga - attempted such a trick. But only Rene Higuita did…

In 1995, Colombian goalkeeper Rene Higuita astonished the football world with his now famous ?Scorpion Kick? save in a friendly with England at the old Wembley Stadium. The save has achieved a life all of its own, and regularly finds itself placing highly on ?Greatest Sporting Moments? or ?Best Saves? lists. One wouldn?t have been shocked had any number of ?loco? South American goalkeepers - Hugo Gatti, Jose Luis Chilavert, Ramon Quiroga - attempted such a trick. But only Rene Higuita did…

When Jairzinho (one of the quickest and most skilful wingers of his generation) came charging towards England's box, our hearts were in our mouths. But the talismanic Moore remained on his feet, calm and patient, waiting for the Brazilian to play the ball just slightly ahead of himself. Moore chose his moment perfectly, pouncing like a cobra and executing what many regard as one of the greatest tackles ever. The Brazilians had more than met their match..

When Jairzinho (one of the quickest and most skilful wingers of his generation) came charging towards England's box, our hearts were in our mouths. But the talismanic Moore remained on his feet, calm and patient, waiting for the Brazilian to play the ball just slightly ahead of himself. Moore chose his moment perfectly, pouncing like a cobra and executing what many regard as one of the greatest tackles ever. The Brazilians had more than met their match..

Six painful years after failing to score in the World Cup semi-final shoot-out against West Germany in Turin, Pearce stepped up to the spot again. The whole of England held their breath. Redemption. Psycho smashed the ball home and let out 6 years of hurt in an explosion of relief, ecstasy and chest-beating pride. The celebration cemented his relationship with the supporters as their embodiment on the pitch. He was one of us.

Six painful years after failing to score in the World Cup semi-final shoot-out against West Germany in Turin, Pearce stepped up to the spot again. The whole of England held their breath. Redemption. Psycho smashed the ball home and let out 6 years of hurt in an explosion of relief, ecstasy and chest-beating pride. The celebration cemented his relationship with the supporters as their embodiment on the pitch. He was one of us.

Owen?s goal in '98 is perhaps?along with Pele?s performances in 1958?the finest expression of the World Cup?s capacity to throw up the unexpected and to reveal new stars to the world on the grandest stage of all.

Owen?s goal in '98 is perhaps?along with Pele?s performances in 1958?the finest expression of the World Cup?s capacity to throw up the unexpected and to reveal new stars to the world on the grandest stage of all.

lough's resurgent Blades have had a fantastic Cup run this year, toppling higher division sides in every game since the Third Round. Their never say die attitude has lead them to defy all the odds and, although eventually going out to Hull City, they were the better team for long periods of the best semi final for years.

lough's resurgent Blades have had a fantastic Cup run this year, toppling higher division sides in every game since the Third Round. Their never say die attitude has lead them to defy all the odds and, although eventually going out to Hull City, they were the better team for long periods of the best semi final for years.


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