Just as memorable as his goal, though, was the celebration that followed in the Wembley sunshine.
As 70,000 fans screamed with delight, Gascoigne ran to the side of the pitch and waited for his team-mates to spray water into his mouth. It was a reference to the pre-tournament dentist chair booze up the team enjoyed in the Far East, something they were criticised for.
But there was not a soul complaining when Italian referee Pierluigi Pairetto blew his whistle to signal full-time.
To the pub...