Wednesday 22 November 2017

Lansdowne Riots 20 years on: Here are 24 pictures from that night

15 February 1995; England supporters clash with Gardai in the West Stand where rioting broke out and forced the match to be abandoned. International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit; Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
15 February 1995; England supporters clash with Gardai in the West Stand where rioting broke out and forced the match to be abandoned. International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit; Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE

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It's hard to believe that a full 20 years have passed since English thugs rioted in Lansdowne Road to force the abandonment a friendly international against Ireland. Here are some images from that night.

 

15 February 1995; Gardai patrol the pitch as supporters leave the ground after rioting broke out in the Upper West Stand which resulted in the game being abandoned. International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit; David Maher / SPORTSFILE
15 February 1995; Gardai patrol the pitch as supporters leave the ground after rioting broke out in the Upper West Stand which resulted in the game being abandoned. International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit; David Maher / SPORTSFILE
15 February 1995; Gardai patrol the pitch as supporters leave the ground after rioting broke out in the Upper West Stand which resulted in the game being abandoned. International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit; David Maher / SPORTSFILE
15 February 1995; England supporters clash with Gardai in the West Stand where rioting broke out and forced the match to be abandoned. International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit; Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
15 February 1995; The Republic of Ireland team celebrate after their first goal against England, scored by David Kelly. The match was subsequently abandoned after rioting broke out the the Upper West Stand. International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit; Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
15 February 1995; Stewards clear the pitch after rioting in the Upper West Stand caused the game to be abandoned. International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit; David Maher / SPORTSFILE
15 February 1995; Stewards remove the goalposts after rioting in the Upper West Stand caused the game to be abandoned. International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit; David Maher / SPORTSFILE
15 February 1995; The Republic of Ireland team celebrate after their first goal against England, scored by David Kelly. The match was subsequently abandoned after rioting broke out the the Upper West Stand. International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit; Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
15 February 1995; England supporters clash with Gardai in the West Stand where rioting broke out and forced the match to be abandoned. International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit; Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
15 February 1995; England supporters clash with Gardai in the West Stand where rioting broke out and forced the match to be abandoned. International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit; Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
15 February 1995; Gardai remove an England supporter from the pitch after rioting in the Upper West Stand forced the match to be abandoned. International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit; David Maher / SPORTSFILE
15 February 1995; An injured person is treated pitchside after rioting in the Upper West Stand caused the game to be abandoned. International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit; David Maher / SPORTSFILE
15 February 1995; Terry Phelan, right, and Steve Staunton, left, celebrate with David Kelly, after he scored the Republic of Ireland's first goal against England. The match was subsequently abandoned after rioting broke out the the Upper West Stand. International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit; Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
15 February 1995; The England team, from left to right, Paul Ince, Tony Adams, Graeme Le Saux, Matt Le Tissier, Darren Anderton, Gary Pallister, Warren Barton, Alan Shearer, Peter Beardsley, David Seaman and David Platt. International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
15 February 1995; An empty Lansdowne Road after rioting broke out in the Upper West Stand and forced the match to be abandoned. International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit; Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
15 February 1995; Fans attempt to leave the ground after rioting in the Upper West Stand forced the match to be abandoned. International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit; Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
15 February 1995; An England fan is restrained by Gardai after rioting in the West Stand forced the abandonment of the game. International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit; David Maher / SPORTSFILE
15 February 1995; A young child is carried to safety after rioting broke out in the Upper West Stand forcing the abandonment of the game. International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit; Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
15 February 1995; An England fan is restrained by Gardai after rioting in the West Stand forced the abandonment of the game. International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit; David Maher / SPORTSFILE
15 February 1995; Rioting England fans in the Upper West Stand which forced the abandonment of the game. International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit; David Maher / SPORTSFILE
15 February 1995; England supporters in the Upper West Stand where rioting broke out and forced the match to be abandoned. International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit; Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
15 February 1995; Republic of Ireland fans tear down an England flag after rioting in the Upper West Stand forced the match to be abandoned. International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit; David Maher / SPORTSFILE
15 February 1995; Gardai remove an England supporter from the pitch after rioting in the Upper West Stand forced the match to be abandoned. International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit; David Maher / SPORTSFILE
15 February 1995; David Kelly, Republic of Ireland, scores the only goal of the game against England, after which the game was abandoned due to rioting in the Upper West Stand. International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit; David Maher / SPORTSFILE

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