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How beating Scotland in Hampden Park turned the tide for Jack’s Army

Lawrenson goal in Hampden the catalyst for tournament qualification and heady days

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Ray Houghton in action for Ireland against Scotland’s Gordon Strachan during the European Championship qualifier at Hampden Park in February 1987. Photo: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Ray Houghton in action for Ireland against Scotland’s Gordon Strachan during the European Championship qualifier at Hampden Park in February 1987. Photo: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

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Ray Houghton in action for Ireland against Scotland’s Gordon Strachan during the European Championship qualifier at Hampden Park in February 1987. Photo: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Ireland’s win in Glasgow in 1987 was not just the first competitive away win in four years, it was also the victory that proved a turning point for the Jack Charlton’s Republic of Ireland. Here’s how the day unfolded.

The build-up


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