Cameroon become the first African nation to reach the quarter-finals.
England were involved in a piece of World Cup history on this day in 1990, when they took on Cameroon in the quarter-finals of the competition - the first time an African nation had progessed to that stage of the tournament.
The Indomitable Lions had already made their mark on the tournament, having beaten reigning World Champions Argentina 1-0 in the opening game. A further victory over Romania proved enough to see them through to the knockout stages.
Up next for the Africans was Columbia, where a closely fought affair was decided in extra-time when the talismanic figure of Roger Milla came off the bench to bag a brace before Bernardo Redin’s consolation goal for the South Americans.
The quarter-final clash between two packs of 'Lions' proved to be a classic encounter, with both sides going toe-to-toe from the off.
David Platt gave England the lead on 25 minutes when he headed home Stuart Pearce’s cross from the left. But 15 minutes into the second half the game turned on its head.
First Emmanuel Kunde dispatched a penalty to bring things level and four minutes later Cameroon were in front, thanks to a cool finish by Eugene Ekeke.
But England refused to panic and as they continued to plug away their efforts were rewarded with a penalty of their own in the 83rd minute. Gary Lineker steppped up and kept his nerve to send Thomas Nkono in the Cameroon goal the wrong way and that was how it stayed to bring on extra-time.
It was a third penalty that decided the tie. Paul Gascoigne picked out Lineker’s run through the middle and as the star forward bore down on the Cameroon goal he was brought down by a combination of defender and ‘keeper in the box.
Lineker dusted himself off to blast his second spot-kick straight down the middle and send England through to the semi-finals for the first time since 1966. While Cameroon had to be happy with making their own history and achieving a feat that has never been bettered by an African nation.