Considered to be an outstandingly impressive performance against one of the best German teams ever fielded,
this England penalty performance is of particular significance.
England had a memorable World Cup 1990, playing what is often described as their best football
since 1966. Topping their group, they went on to face Belgium in the first of their knockout matches. Winning 1-0,
they then progressed to the quarter-finals where they won 3-2 in extra time. Next, West Germany in the Semi-finals.
Chris Waddle is remembered for two notable contributions. Close to the end of extra time Waddle hit the bar narrowly
missing out on a victorious goal. His luck was to take another unlucky turn. With West Germany 4-3 ahead on penalties
it was up to Waddle to level the score. Unfortunately for England, he rocketed the ball into orbit, giving victory to West Germany.