Was Ray Houghton’s “chipper” against Italy the best ever?
In truth, we thought he scuffed it and Pagliuca still should have thrown his hat at it, but here is Sabotage Times’ rationale:
So here’s how it qualifies – It’s a pretty damn skillful shot. It’s against top quality opposition. It proved to be the game winner in a game Ireland were not expected to win. I was there. It caused the hairs on the back of my neck, me, an Englishman – alright Houghton’s a Scot, but at least he’s a Celt – to stand on end and it sparked off one of the greatest runs of alcohol consumption New York has ever seen.