England v Cameroon, 01 July 1990

Score3-2 to England
RefereeEdgardo Codesal Mendez
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
VenueSan Paolo, Naples
Attendance55,205
Kick-off: 9.00pm local (8.00pm BST) After extra time - 2-2 at 90 minutes This game was the only quarter-final at this tournament to produce more than one goal. Despite Cameroon's earlier heroics, David Platt put England ahead in the 25th minute. At half-time, Cameroon brought Roger Milla on, and the game was turned on its head in five minutes. First Cameroon were awarded a penalty with Emmanuel Kunde duly scoring the equaliser. Then in the 65th minute, Eugene Ekeke put Cameroon ahead. The Indomitable Lions came within eight minutes of an historic victory, but then they conceded a penalty which Gary Lineker converted. Midway through extra time, England were awarded another penalty which Lineker again netted. In denying Cameroon the honour of becoming the first African nation to reach the semi-finals, England went through to the last four for the first time in 24 years.

3  England

Manager: Bobby Robson

2  Cameroon

Manager: Valeri Nepomniachi

Goals:

David Platt 25 G
Gary Lineker penalty 83 P
Gary Lineker penalty 104 P

Goals:

Emmanuel Kunde penalty 61 P
Eugene Ekeke 64 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Peter Shilton
Defender Terry Butcher (captain)
Defender Paul Parker
Defender Stuart Pearce
Defender Des Walker
Defender Mark Wright
Midfielder Paul Gascoigne
Midfielder David Platt
Midfielder Chris Waddle
Forward John Barnes
Forward Gary Lineker

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Thomas N'Kono
Defender Bertin Ebwellé
Defender Benjamin Massing
Defender Stephen Tataw (captain)
Midfielder Emmanuel Kunde
Midfielder Thomas Libih
Midfielder Emmanuel Maboang
Midfielder Cyrille Makanaky
Midfielder Jean-Claude Pagal

Substitutions:

Peter Beardsley for John Barnes 46
Trevor Steven for Terry Butcher 73

Substitutions:

Roger Milla for Emmanuel Maboang 46
Eugene Ekeke for Louis-Paul M'Fede 62

Cards:

Stuart Pearce 70 Y

Cards:

Benjamin Massing 28 Y
Thomas N'Kono 104 Y
Roger Milla 120 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Chris Woods
Midfielder Steve McMahon
Midfielder Trevor Steven
Forward Peter Beardsley
Forward Steve Bull

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Jacques Songo'o
Defender Alphonse Yombi
Midfielder Roger Feutmba
Forward Eugene Ekeke
Forward Roger Milla