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Tuesday, 2 June 1970
The IX campeonatomundial de futbol Finals First Phase Group C match one
  
England 1 Romania 0 [0-0]

 
 

Estádio Jalisco, Independencia, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Kick-off
(CST): 4.00pm 11.00pm BST
Attendance: 50,560

91 minutes 44:57 & 45:43 Romania kicked-off 
   
 [1-0] Geoff Hurst 65 64:07
  Alan Ball's high ball into the area was headed on by Lee for Hurst to round the defender and strike from 6-yard corner
 
   
   
World Cup 70 - Commentator: Hugh Johns with Billy Wright
  World Cup Grandstand - Commentator - David Coleman with Don Revie and Joe Mercer
 

"HURST GOAL GETS ENGLAND AWAY TO A FLIER" - Daily Mirror

Officials

England Squad

Type

Romania Squad

Referee
Vital Loraux
Belgium
  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
Linesmen   Hit Bar/Post  
Roger Machin
44 (26 April 1926), Toulon, France
Diego De Leo
38/39 (1951), Italy
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  11 Fouls Conceded 23
  Possession  
 

England Team

 
Current World Champions Colours: The 1970 Umbro World Cup home uniform - White crew necked short-sleeved aertex jerseys, white shorts, white socks.

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 1st
Capt: Bobby Moore, 63rd captaincy Manager: Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 50 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
80th match, W 51 - D 19 - L 10 - F 169 - A 74.
England Lineup
1 Banks, Gordon 32 30 December 1937 G Stoke City FC 60 50ᵍᵃ
yellow jersey in first half, red in second
2 Newton, Keith R., injured off 49th min. (48:56) 28 23 June 1941 RB Everton FC 25 0
5 Labone, Brian 30 23 January 1940 RCB Everton FC 24 0
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 29 12 April 1941 LCB West Ham United FC 81 2
3 Cooper, Terence 25 12 July 1944 LB Leeds United AFC 9 0
4 Mullery, Alan P. 28 23 November 1941 DM Tottenham Hotspur FC 28 0
8 Ball, Alan J. 25 12 May 1945 RCM Everton FC 42 5
11 Peters, Martin S. 26 8 November 1943 LCM Tottenham Hotspur FC 39 14
9 Charlton, Robert 32 11 October 1937 AM Manchester United FC 103 49
most goals 1968-70
7 Lee, Francis H., off 78th min. (77:11) 26 29 April 1944 RF Manchester City FC 15 6
10 Hurst, Geoffrey C. 28 8 December 1941 LF West Ham United FC 39 20
England Substitutes
14 Wright, Thomas J., on 52nd min. (51:26) for Newton 25 21 October 1944 RB Everton FC 10 8 0
2
20 Osgood, Peter L., on 77th min. (76:28) for Lee 23 20 February 1947 RF Chelsea FC 2 1 0
1

unused substitutes:

12-Peter Bonetti, 18-Norman Hunter, 19-Colin Bell.

team notes:

Keith Newton injured his right knee in a collision with Mihai Mocanu in the 47th minute (46.18). It took another twenty seconds before the referee allowed Harold Shepherdson on to attend to Newton. The right-back then attempted to run off the injury but collapsed again over a minute later (47:56) and was replaced by Wright whilst receiving further treatment.

substitute notes:

The 22nd substitute used by England since May 1950, Tommy Wright becomes the first England player to be used as a substitute in a Major Finals Tournament. He is the third competitive used substitute.
Peter Osgood is the twentieth different England player to be used as a substitute.
Wright joins Geoff Hurst and Alan Mullery in being used as an England substitute twice.
Keith Newton is replaced by a substitute for a record fifth occasion.

A record ten substitutions have been made throughout the 1969-70 season.
 
4-4(1-2-1)-2 Banks -
Newton
(Wright), Labone, Moore, Cooper -
Mullery -
Ball, Peters -
Charlton -
Hurst, Lee
(Osgood)

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Romania Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 21st to 24th
Colours: Yellow jerseys, blue shorts, red socks.
Capt: Mircea Lucescu Manager: Angelo Niculescu
Romania Lineup
21 Adamache, Stere 28 17 August 1941 G ASM Steagu Braşov 3 GA
2 Sătmăreanu, Lajos 26 21 February 1944 RB FC Steaua Bucureşti SA 21  
3 Lupescu, Niculae 29 17 December 1940 RCB FC Rapid 8
5 Dinu, Cornel 21 2 August 1948 LCB FC Dinamo Bucureşti SA 17  
4 Mocanu, Mihai 28 24 February 1942 LB FC Petrolul Ploieşti 26  
15 Dumitru, Ion 20 2 January 1950 DM FC Rapid 3  
11 Lucescu, Mircea 24 29 July 1945 RM FC Dinamo Bucureşti SA 26  
10 Nunweiller, Radu 25 16 November 1944 AM FC Dinamo Bucureşti SA 15  
17 Tătaru, Gheorghe, off 74th min. (73:50) 22 5 May 1948 LM FC Steaua Bucureşti SA 1 0
7 Dembrovschi, Emerich 24 6 October 1945 RF FC Dinamo Bacău 12  
9 Dumitrache, Florea 22 22 May 1948 LF FC Dinamo Bucureşti SA 14  
Romania Substitutes
16 Neagu, Alexandru, on 74th min. (73:32) for Tătaru 21 19 July 1948 LM FC Rapid 5  

unused substitutes:

1-Necula Răducanu, 6-Dan Coe, 13-Augustin Deleanu, 14-Vasile Ghergheli
 
4-4(1-3)-2 Adamache -
Sătmăreanu, Dinu, Lupescu, Mocanu -
Dumitru -
Lucescu, Nunweiller, T─âtaru
(Neagu) -
Dembroschi, Dumitrache

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

England started their World Cup defence as they had finished it in 1966, with Geoff Hurst emerging as the goal-scoring hero. His goal in the seventieth minute - the ball going through the legs of the Rumanian goalkeeper - was enough to give England a winning send-off. Captain Bobby Moore, back with the squad after his harrowing experience in Colombia, was the outstanding defender on the pitch. It was a satisfactory rather than spectacular start by England against opponents who concentrated solely on defence in a bid to squeeze a draw out of a hard-fought match.  The one worry for England was an injury to right-back Keith Newton, but his Everton clubmate Tommy Wright proved a sound substitute.

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)
Cris Freddi's Complete Book of the World Cup (Harper Sport, 2006)

Norman Giller
, Football Author

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CG