Spain 0 Northern Ireland 1, 1982 – Michael Taylor
A win or a 2-2 draw is what Northern Ireland needed if they were to progress through to the second round of the tournament. However, they had never beaten Spain in their history and the tournament hosts has qualification aspirations of their own.
Jonathan Wilson founded The Blizzard in 2011 and is editor of the magazine. He’s contributed to numerous publications including the Guardian and Sports Illustrated as well as having authored Behind the Curtain, Inverting the Pyramid, The Outsider, Angels with Dirty Faces and most recently The Names Heard Long Ago, among others.
Michael Taylor is a historian and author whose book The Interest: How the British Establishment Resisted the Abolition of Slavery was shortlisted for the 2021 Orwell prize for political writing.
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