The English had held the Argentines scoreless for 51 minutes until Diego Maradona palmed the ball over Peter Shilton.
Some of Maradona’s teammates didn’t initially celebrate the goal and only did after he said: “Come hug me, or the referee isn't going to allow it.”
Here are a few anecdotes about some of the English players and their relationship with Maradona.
Shilton: Refused to invite Maradona to his testimonial.
Kenny Sansom: Blamed teammate Steve Hodge for the Hand of God.
Terry Fenwick: Fortunate to escape a red card after elbowing Maradona. Was one of the first players to protest the Hand of God.
Terry Butcher: Had the ignominy of being dribbled twice by Maradona en route to the goal of the century. After the game, Butcher happened to be in the drugs-test room with a celebratory Maradona. Decades later, Butcher refused to shake the hand of the Argentine.
Glenn Hoddle: Suffered insomnia when he returned to England and his remedy was to watch the 1986 FIFA World Cup final with 300 Germans in Spain. Remember, Germany had reached the final—they'd end up losing to Argentina.
Peter Reid: Was seen a few months ago on Abu Dhabi TV sucking up to Maradona and even went to the lengths of kissing the Argentine’s left hand.
Hodge: His sliced back pass precipitated the Hand of God.
According to Sansom:
As Maradona ran towards our defence, looking to play a one-two, we had been told to run forward to push Maradona into an offside position. All of us did as instructed, except Hodge. He intercepted and then flicked a looping pass back to our goalkeeper, Peter Shilton. Maradona leapt for the same ball and won it.
Gary Lineker: Blamed referee Ali Bin Nasser and linesman Bogdan Dotchev.
Chris Waddle: Felt the inclination to applaud Maradona’s second goal, but decided against it.
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