Ireland celebrate Ronnie Whelan’s stunning winner against the USSR in 1988. Photograph: Getty

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Andrea Pirlo dinks the ball down the middle as the momentum swings Italy’s way in their Euro 2012 shootout with England. Photograph: Getty

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Matteo Darmian scored Manchester United’s second in their 2-0 win over Crystal Palace. Photograph: Reuters

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Harry Kane has scored 23 goals in his last 25 league games. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

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Marcus Rashford was Manchester United’s match winner again against Aston Villa at Old Trafford. Photograph: Getty

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West Ham United’s   Andy Carroll (R) shoots to score his team’s second goal against  Arsenal last weekend. Photo: Getty Images

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Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney in action against Middlesbrough’s Under-21 team. Photograph: Andrew Boyers/Reuters

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Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney has returned to training after missing two months with a knee injury. Photo: Matthew Peters/Getty Images

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Wayne Rooney was a spectator as Manchester United beat Everton 1-0 at Old Trafford. Photograph: Reuters

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has said Luke Shaw will play no part for the club this season. Photograph: Getty Images

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