Photos And Video From Ireland Vs England In 1995

Photos And Video From Ireland Vs England In 1995
By Will Slattery Updated


In advance of Wednesday's massive game against England at Wembley, which is being shown live on Setanta Ireland, we are starting the build up, bringing you back to that infamous night and plotting the key storylines that makes May 29th, one of the biggest nights of the sporting calendar.

The friendly between Ireland and England in 1995 was one of the most controversial games in the history of the national team. Shortly following a David Kelly goal which gave Ireland the lead in the 21st minute, a group of English fans began rioting which caused the game to be abandoned.

Photo's and video from that night, below.[/tps_header]

[tps_title]David Kelly's 21st minute goal. (Picture credit; David Maher/SPORTSFILE)[/tps_title]


[tps_title]David Kelly's goal in GIF form[/tps_title]



[tps_title]English FA Chief Executive Graham Kelly had to answer questions about the riots after the game. (Picture credit; David Maher/SPORTSFILE)[/tps_title]



[tps_title]Des Lynam, Jimmy Hill and Alan Hansen discuss the riot on Sportsnight[/tps_title]


[tps_title]Here are the Gardai arresting an English rioter (Picture credit; David Maher/SPORTSFILE)[/tps_title]

[tps_title]The Gardai had their hands full restraining fans. (Picture credit; David Maher/SPORTSFILE)[/tps_title]


[tps_title] A young child being carried to safety after the violence started. (Picture credit; David Maher/SPORTSFILE)[/tps_title]


[tps_title]The image of a despondent young kid from that night is one which stood in many people's memories.[/tps_title]


[tps_title]Rioters clashing with Gardai after the game was called off. (Picture credit; Ray McManus/SPORTSFILE)[/tps_title]

[tps_title]That salute was a common gesture among the rioters that night. (Picture credit; David Maher / SPORTSFILE)[/tps_title]

[tps_title]This casually dressed guard does his best to restrain an English fan. (Picture credit; David Maher / SPORTSFILE)[/tps_title]

[tps_footer]What are your memories of that night in February in 1995?




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