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Tuaisceart Éireann

 

 
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406 vs. France  ~ 407 vs. Argentina
408 vs. Portugal ~ 409 vs. West Germany

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Saturday, 22 October 1966
Home International Championship 1966-67 (72nd) Match &
European Championship 1968 Group Eight Qualification Match

Northern Ireland 0 England 2 [0-1]
 

 

Match Summary
Northern Ireland Squad
England Squad

Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, county Antrim
Attendance: 48,600;
Kick-off: 3.00pm BST

England - Roger Hunt, Martin Peters
Expulsion: Northern Ireland - Billy Ferguson (80-89)
Results 1965-1970

? kicked-off. ? minutes (? & ?).

 

Match Summary

Officials

Northern Ireland

Type

England

Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

Northern Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 33rd
Colours: Made by Bukta - Green crew necked jerseys with white collar/cuffs, white shorts, green socks.
Capt:   Manager:  
Northern Ireland Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      
Northern Ireland Substitutes
1              

reserves:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 
Current World Champions Colours: The 1965 Umbro home uniform - White crew necked jerseys, blue shorts, white socks.

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking
first
ELO rating first
Capt: Bobby Moore, 31st captaincy Manager: Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 46 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
45th match, W 30 - D 9 - L 6 - F 108 - A 52.
England Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      
England Substitutes
1              

reserves:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

The Irish, with George Best and Derek Dougan in menacing mood, battled desperately to overcome England in their first match as world champions, but they were sunk by a goal in each half by first Roger Hunt and then Martin Peters. The match deteriorated into a bad tempered encounter, and in the closing minutes Linfield winger Billy Ferguson was ordered off after a savage tackle on Alan Ball.  Bobby Moore's attention during the build up to the match was claimed by the Inland Revenue, who announced they would be taxing the £1,000 bonus collected by each of the 22 players in England's World Cup winning squad.  On behalf of the team, skipper Bobby took the Taxman to the steps of the law courts before they relented and agreed to make it tax free. What a way to treat heroes.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Norman Giller
, Football Author

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CG