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Tuesday, 2 June 1970
World Cup 1970 Finals First Phase Group C, match one

England 1 Romania 0 [0-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Romania Squad

Estádio Jalisco, Independencia, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Attendance: 50,560;
Kick-off: 4.00pm CST, 11.00pm BST
Live on ITV (Anglia, ATV, Border, Grampian, HTV, Scottish, Southern, Thames, Tyne Tees, Ulster and Yorkshire) - Commentator: Hugh Johns and Billy Wright. Also live on BBC One (UK) - Commentator - David Coleman

England - Geoff Hurst (70)
Results 1965-1970

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

 

Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Romania

Referee (-) - Vital Loraux
x (-), Belgium.

Linesmen - tbc

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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
2 Newton, Keith R., off 51st min. 28 23 June 1941 RB Everton FC 25 0
3 Cooper, Terence 25 12 July 1944 LB Leeds United AFC 9 0
4 Mullery, Alan P. 28 23 November 1941 RHB Tottenham Hotspur FC 28 0
5 Labone, Brian 30 23 January 1940 CHB Everton FC 24 0
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 29 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 81 2
7 Lee, Francis H., off 77th min. 26 29 April 1944 OR Manchester City FC 15 6
8 Ball, Alan J. 25 12 May 1945 IR Everton FC 42 5
9 Charlton, Robert 32 11 October 1937 CF Manchester United FC 103 49
most goals 1968-70
10 Hurst, Geoffrey C. 28 8 December 1941 LF West Ham United FC 39 20
11 Peters, Martin S. 26 8 November 1943 OL Tottenham Hotspur FC 39 14
England Substitutes
14 Wright, Thomas J., on 51st min. for Newton 25 21 October 1944 RB Everton FC 10 8 0
2
20 Osgood, Peter L., on 77th min. for Lee 23 20 February 1947 CF Chelsea FC 2 1 0
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unused substitutes:

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

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.
 
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Averages:

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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     G     GA
2 Sătmăreanu, Lajos     RB      
3 Lupescu, Niculae     LB      
4 Mocanu, Mihai     RHB      
5 Dinu, Cornel     CHB      
15 Dumitru, Ion     LHB      
7 Dembroschi, Emeric     OR      
17 Tătaru, Gheorghe     IR      
9 Dumitrache, Florea     CF      
10 Nunweiller, Radu     IL      
11 Lucescu, Mircea     OL      
Romania Substitutes
16 Neagu, Alexandru, on 73rd min. for Tătaru            

unused substitutes:

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Averages:

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    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)
Norman Giller
, Football Author

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CG