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Match Of The Decade - The 90s

Teletext was at its peak in the 1990s with 20 million people regularly using it each week and no less than 1 in 10 holidays sold through this hugely popular information medium. Whether it was live scores, match reports, transfer gossip or the latest footy news, Ceefax on the BBC and Oracle (until 1992) then Teletext on ITV was the first place fans looked to stay informed.

There were certainly some classic encounters throughout the decade and we've narrowed down the most memorable matches to those below and this is your chance to vote for the one you think was the standout game of the 1990s. Everyone who votes will be entered into a FREE DRAW to win the Retrotext mug of your choice. Voting closes at midnight on 31 January, 2019.

Game A: England 1 West Germany 1, 1990 World Cup Semi-Final

It was a game that had everything: Gazza's tears, Lineker's goal and the cruellest of finishes. For those who saw it, that night in Turin remains one of the most enduring sporting memories. It was Sir Bobby's finest hour as England boss, when a man of great dignity, and a team of lions, restored our national pride and changed English football forever.
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To vote for this game, text Game A to 447860018459

 
Game B: Crystal Palace 4 Liverpool 3, 1990 FA Cup Semi-Final
Having lost both League games against Liverpool in the 1989-90 season - 9-0 at Anfield and 2-0 at Selhurst Park - Palace were huge underdogs for this FA Cup semi-final clash but defied the odds to triumph in an unforgettable encounter, with future manager Alan Pardew scoring the dramatic winning goal.
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To vote for this game, text Game B to 447860018459
 
Game C: Liverpool 4 Newcastle 3, 1996 FA Premier League
One of the best games of the Premier League era and often cited by Sky Sports commentator Martin Tyler as his favourite. Both teams were pushing for the title with Newcastle's hopes all but extinguished by Stan Collymore's dramatic injury time winner. Click the image to watch highlights.
To vote for this game, text Game C to 447860018459


Game D: England 2 Scotland 0, Euro96
A dramatic match which could have gone either way but hinged on David Seaman's penalty save from Gary McAllister with twelve minutes left which would have levelled the scores followed a minute later by Gazza scoring THAT goal and doing THAT celebration!
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Game E: England 4 Netherlands 1, Euro96
One of England's best-ever performances, this rout of the Dutch ensured a quarter-final spot for the Euro96 hosts. Patrick Kluivert's late strike also meant the Netherlands qualified for the last eight at the expense of Scotland on goal difference.
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Game F: Liverpool 4 Newcastle 3, 1997 FA Premier League
Almost twelve months on from the dramatic 4-3 game of the previous season and with Kenny Dalglish replacing Kevin Keegan in the away dugout, it was another classic encounter with Newcastle coming from 3-0 down to level before a late winner broke their hearts - again! Click the image to watch highlights.
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Game G: Middlesbrough 3 Chesterfield 3, 1997 FA Cup Semi-Final
Denied a clear goal in the first half, when referee David Elleray deemed Jon Howard's shot had not bounced over the line, third tier Chesterfield had FA Cup immortality in their grasp for a few brief minutes in the second half after deservedly leading 2-0. But 10-man Boro fought back to level at 2-2 and went ahead in extra-time only to be denied victory at the death through Jamie Hewitt’s equaliser. What a match!
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To vote for this game, text Game G to 447860018459


Game H: Charlton Athletic 4 Sunderland 4, 1998 Division 1 Play-Off Final
An absolute classic! Locked together at 3-3 after normal time and 4-4 after extra-time, the game concluded with a dramatic 14-penalty shoot-out which ultimately saw Charlton triumphant to book their place in the Premier League.
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To vote for this game, text Game H to 447860018459



Game I: Manchester United 2 Arsenal 1, 1999 FA Cup Semi-Final
After a goalless draw in the first game, this FA Cup semi-final replay was thrill-a-minute stuff with a sending off, a last-gasp missed penalty and brilliant goals - none better than the winner from Ryan Giggs, who ghosted past four players before smashing an unstoppable shot beyond Arsenal 'keeper David Seaman.
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To vote for this game, text Game I to 447860018459


Game J: Man Utd 2 Bayern Munich 1, 1999 Champions League Final
Manchester United scored two injury-time goals to stun Bayern Munich in the Champions League final - after which a shell-shocked Alex Ferguson uttered the immortal words, "Football... bloody hell"!
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To vote for this game, text Game J to 447860018459