Photo Essay: Darren Beckford challenges England legend Peter Shilton

This photo shows legendary England goalkeeper Peter Shilton clearing the ball from Port Vale striker Darren Beckford.

Background

This photo is from an FA Cup third round game on the 7th January 1990. Shilton, who earned 125 England caps, was the then Derby County goalkeeper. Beckford was to get the last laugh as although this effort was cleared, he later scored a penalty as the game finished 1-1 and Vale earned a replay against their top-flight opponents.

The draw was to set up one of Vale’s least heralded but most impressive giantkillings as they went to the Baseball Ground and won 3-2. You can see a video of the two games from our YouTube channel below:

Darren Beckford challenges Peter Shilton

 

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