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UEFA Group 1

Team P W D L F A GD Pts
 England 8 7 1 0 22 5 +17 15
Northern Ireland 8 4 1 3 8 14 -6 9
Republic of Ireland 8 2 3 3 9 8 +1 7
Bulgaria 8 2 1 5 6 14 -8 5
Denmark 8 1 2 5 13 17 -4 4

Matches
24 May 1978
Denmark 3 Republic of Ireland 3 [1-2]
Idrætsparken, København (38,900)
Jensen, B.Nielsen (pen), Lerby
Stapleton, Grealish, Daly
20 September 1978
Denmark 3 England 4 [2-2]
Idrætsparken, København (47,600)
Simonsen (pen), Arnesen, Røntved
Keegan (2), Latchford, Neal
Republic of Ireland 0 Northern Ireland 0 [0-0]
Lansdowne Road, Dublin (37,681)
 
11 October 1978
Denmark 2 Bulgaria 2 [1-1]
Idrætsparken, København (15,800)
B.Nielsen, Lerby
Panov, Illiev
25 October 1978
Northern Ireland 2 Denmark 1 [0-0]
Windsor Park, Belfast (20,184)
Spence, Anderson
Jensen
Republic of Ireland 1 England 1 [1-1]
Lansdowne Road, Dublin (48,613)
Daly
Latchford
29 November 1978
Bulgaria 0 Northern Ireland 2 [0-1]
Stadion Vasil Levski, Sofija (11,048)
Armstrong, Caskey
7 February 1979
England 4 Northern Ireland 0 [2-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (91,224)
Keegan, Latchford (2), Watson
2 May 1979
Northern Ireland 2 Bulgaria 0 [2-0]
Windsor Park, Belfast (15,540)
Nicholl, Armstrong
Republic of Ireland 2 Denmark 0 [1-0]
Lansdowne Road, Dublin (37,260)
Daly, Givens
19 May 1979
Bulgaria 1 Republic of Ireland 0 [0-0]
Stadion Vasil Levski, Sofija (10,896)
Tsvetkov
6 June 1979
Bulgaria 0 England 3 [0-3]
Stadion Vasil Levski, Sofija (31,322 to 55,000)
Keegan, Watson, P.Barnes
Denmark 4 Northern Ireland 0 [2-0]
Idrætsparken, København (16,500)
Elkjaer (3), Simonsen
12 September 1979
England 1 Denmark 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (88,000 to 90,000)
Keegan
17 October 1979
Northern Ireland 1 England 5 [0-2]
Windsor Park, Belfast (17,755/25,000)
Moreland (pen)
T.Francis (2), Woodcock (2), J.Nicholl OG
Republic of Ireland 3 Bulgaria 0 [1-0]
Lansdowne Road, Dublin (18,909)
Martin, Grealish, Stapleton
31 October 1979
Bulgaria 3 Denmark 0 [1-0]
Stadion Vasil Levski, Sofija (19,384)
Zhelyazkov, Tsvetkov (2)
21 November 1979
Northern Ireland 1 Republic of Ireland 0 [0-0]
Windsor Park, Belfast (13,215)
Armstrong
22 November 1979
England 2 Bulgaria 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (71,491 to 85,621)
Watson, Hoddle
6 February 1980
England 2 Republic of Ireland 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (90,299/91,043)
Keegan (2)

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