17 October

On this day in 1990 Wales started their Euro 92 qualifying campaign with a 3-1 win over Belgium.

Having finished bottom of their Italia 90 World Cup qualifying group, not many experts held out much hope for Terry Yorath’s men when they came out of the hat alongside Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg.

And it didn’t look good for Wales when Bruno Versavel put the visitors ahead after 27 minutes at Cardiff’s National Stadium.

But it took just two minutes for Wales to draw level as Ian Rush netted his 17th international goal.

As the game drew to a close, it looked as though both sides would have to make do with a point, but with just seven minutes remaining Dean Saunders put Wales ahead much to the delight of the 12,000 strong crowd.

And with just three minutes remaining Mark Hughes sealed the win with a third goal as Wales secured their first competetive win in over three years.

Wales v Belgium: Neville Southall, Kevin Ratcliffe, Eric Young, Mark Aizlewood, Clayton Blackmore, Barry Horne, Mark Hughes, Peter Nicholas, Paul Bodin, Dean Saunders, Ian Rush.