The striker had Sir Bobby Charlton's 49-goal haul in his sights and after being brought down for a penalty it appeared he would reach the target and possibly go on to cement his place as England's greatest goal scorer.
Instead, Lineker fluffed his chance in style. Still, surely he'd have another opportunity to reach goal no.49? Nope, he didn't score in any of his four remaining matches as an England international.
A goal machine, nonetheless.