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Wednesday, 26 September 1973
International Friendly Match

England 7 Austria 0 [3-0]


Match Summary
England Squad
Austria Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 48,000;
Kick-off: 7.45pm BST

England - Mick Channon (10, 49), Allan Clarke (28, 43), Martin Chivers (60), Tony Currie (64), Colin Bell (87).
Results 1970-1975

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Match Summary

Officials from Netherlands




Referee (-) - C.G. Gorver
x (-).

Linesmen - J.N.I. Keizer and G.J. Berrevoets

Teams presented to His Grace The Duke of Marlborough (F.A. Hon. Vice-President).

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England Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 3rd
Colours: The 1965 Umbro home uniform - White crew necked jerseys, blue shorts, white socks.
Capt: Martin Peters, second captaincy Manager: Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 53 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
110th match, W 69 - D 25 - L 16 - F 223 - A 96.
England Lineup
  Shilton, Peter L. 24  18 September 1949 G Leicester City FC 14 11 GA
2 Madeley     RB      
3 Hughes     LB      
4 Bell, Colin 27 26 February 1946 RHB Manchester City FC 30 5
5 McFarland, Roy L. 25 5 April 1948 CHB Derby County FC 20 0
6 Hunter     LHB      
7 Currie     OR      
8 Channon     IR      
9 Chivers     CF      
10 Clarke     IL      
11 Peters, Martin S. 29 8 November 1943 OL Tottenham Hotspur FC 63 20
England Substitutes

unused substitutes:

Kevin Keegan

team notes:

Manager Alf Ramsey scored his first England goal, a penalty, against Austria in the November 1951 friendly draw. He also played in the friendly victory six months later.
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Austria Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 19th
Colours: Red jerseys, white shorts with red sashes on front, red socks
Capt:   Manager: Leopold Stastny
Austria Lineup
  Koncilia     G     GA
2 Sara     RB      
3 Krieger     LB      
4 Schmidradner     RHB      
5 Eigenstiller     CHB      
6 Hattenberger     LHB      
7 Starek     OR      
8 Ettmayer     IR      
9 Kreuz     CF      
10 Krank     IL      
11 Jara     OL      
Austria Substitutes
14 Gombasch            
13 Kriess            

unused substitutes:

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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

England over-ran an Austrian defence that had no answer to the combined power of Mike Channon, Martin Chivers and Allan Clarke - the 'top Cs', with Tony Currie also getting in on the goal spree. It was Currie, Colin Bell and Martin Peters who dictated the pace and pattern of the match from midfield. Channon scored the first goal in the tenth minute, and Clarke struck twice before half-time. Channon and Chivers added goals early in the second-half, and Currie made it 6-0 in the sixty-fourth minute with a rasping shot from the edge of the area. Colin Bell completed the goal avalanche three minutes from the end.  'England can still teach the world how to play,' said Austrian manager Leopold Stastny. But this was a friendly. The test that mattered was to come in the next match.

Source Notes

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
Kevin Keegan's My Autobiography