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479 vs. Wales
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481 vs. Scotland

Wednesday, 15 May 1974
Home International Championship 1973-74 (79th) Match

England 1 Northern Ireland 0 [0-0]
 

Empire Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance:
45,500/48,500;
Kick-off: tbc BST

Match Summary
England Squad
Northern Ireland Squad

England - Keith Weller (headed in Worthington's far post header from a Channon cross 68)
 
Results 1970-1975

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

 

Match Summary

Officials from Scotland

England

Type

Northern Ireland

Referee (-) - Robert Holley Davidson
x (-), Airdrie.

Linesmen - R.H. Ballantyne, Dundee and W.S. Black, Glasgow

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

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

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 4th
Colours: The 1965 Umbro home uniform - White crew necked jerseys, blue shorts, white socks.
Capt: Emlyn Hughes, second captaincy Temporary Manager: Joseph Mercer, 59 (9 August 1914), appointed temporary manager on 1 May 1974. Also General Manager at Coventry City FC.
2nd match, W 2 - D 0 - L 0 - F 3 - A 0.
England Lineup
  Shilton, Peter L. 24  18 September 1949 G Leicester City FC 18 13 GA
2 Nish, David J. 26 26 September 1947 RB Derby County FC 4 0
3 Pejic, Michael 22 25 January 1950 LB Stoke City FC 3 0
4 Hughes     RHB Liverpool    
5 McFarland, Roy L., injured off 36th min. 26 5 April 1948 CHB Derby County FC 24 0
6 Todd, Colin 25 12 December 1948 LHB Derby County FC 4 0
7 Keegan, J. Kevin 23 14 February 1951 OR Liverpool FC 4 1
8 Bell, Colin 28 26 February 1946 IR Manchester City FC 34 5
9 Channon     CF Southampton    
10 Weller, Keith 27 11 June 1946 IL Leicester City FC 2 1
11 Bowles, Stanley, off 55th min. 25 24 December 1948 OL Queen's Park Rangers FC 3 1
England Substitutes
13 Hunter, Norman, on 36th min. for McFarland       Leeds    
16 Worthington, Frank S., on 55th min. for Bowles 25 23 November 1948 CF Leicester City FC 1 0

unused substitutes:

12-Ray Clemence, 14-Martin Peters, 15-Trevor Brooking.

team notes:

Caretaker manager Joe Mercer's first appearance for England was against Ireland on 16 November 1938.
 
2-3-5 Shilton -
Nish, Pejic -
Hughes, McFarland
(Hunter), Todd -
Keegan, Bell, Channon Weller, Bowles
(Worthington).

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Northern Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 22nd
Colours: Made by Umbro - Green collared jerseys with white collar/cuffs, white shorts, green socks.
Capt:   Manager: William John Terence Neill, 30 (8 May 1942), appointed September 1971, also manager at Hull City AFC.
seventeenth match, W 5 - D 6 - L 6 - F 13 - A 15.
Northern Ireland Lineup
  Jennings, Patrick A. 28 12 June 1945 G Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 47 55 GA
2 Rice, Patrick J. 25 17 March 1949 RB Arsenal FC, England 19 0
3 Nelson, Samuel, off 25 1 April 1949 LB Arsenal FC, England 18 0
4 O'Kane, William J. 26 17 June 1948 RHB Nottingham Forest FC, England 15 1
5 Hunter, Allan 27 30 June 1946 CHB Ipswich Town FC, England 22 0
6 Clements, David 28 15 September 1945 LHB Everton FC, England 38 2
7 Hamilton, Bryan, off 27 21 December 1946 OR Ipswich Town FC, England 19 2
8 Cassidy, Thomas A. 23 18 November 1950 IR Newcastle United FC, England 5 1
9 Morgan, Samuel J. 27 3 December 1946 CF Aston Villa FC, England 11 2
10 McIlroy, Samuel B. 19 2 August 1954 IL Manchester United FC, England 4 0
11 McGrath, R. Christopher 19 29 November 1954 OL Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 2 0
Northern Ireland Substitutes
13 Jackson, Thomas A., on for Nelson 27 3 November 1946 IR Nottingham Forest FC, England 18 0
15 O'Neill, Martin H.M., on for Hamilton 22 1 March 1952 IL Nottingham Forest FC, England 11 2

unused substitutes:

12-Willie McFaul, 14-Trevor Anderson, 16-Hugh Dowd.

team notes:

Manager Terry Neill also played for Northern Ireland against England on ten previous occasions from 1961 until 1973, scoring the only goal in 1972.
 
2-3-5 Jennings -
Rice, Nelson
(Jackson) -
O'Kane, Hunter, Clements -
Hamilton
(O'Neill), Cassidy, Morgan, McIlroy, McGrath.

Averages:

Age 24.9 Appearances/Goals 18.2 0.7

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

A late headed goal by Keith Weller at last broke the Northern Ireland resistance, after goalkeeper Pat Jennings had pulled off a series of magnificent saves. England's defence became disorganised when centre-half Roy McFarland limped off in the thirty-sixth minute with an achilles injury that put him on the sidelines for six months. The energetic Kevin Keegan clipped the bar with a shot just before half-time. Frank Worthington made his England bow as a substitute for Stan Bowles in the sixty-fourth minute.

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)
Northern Ireland's Footballing Greats

Norman Giller
, Football Author

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