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Wednesday, 22 May 1974
International Friendly Match

England 2 Argentina 2 [1-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Argentina Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 68,000;
Kick-off: tbc BST

England - Mick Channon (44), Frank Worthington (53)
Argentina - Mario Kempes (58, penalty 89)
 
Results 1970-1975

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

 

Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Argentina

Referee (-) - Arturo Ithurralde
x (-), Argentina.

Linesmen - J. Hunting, Leicester and B.K. Robinson, Shepperton.

Teams presented to The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Harewood, LL.D. (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 5th to 6th
Colours: The 1965 Umbro home uniform - White crew necked jerseys, blue shorts, white socks.
Capt: Emlyn Hughes, fourth captaincy Temporary Manager: Joseph Mercer, 59 (9 August 1914), appointed temporary manager on 1 May 1974. Also General Manager at Coventry City FC.
4th match, W 2 - D 1 - L 1 - F 5 - A 4.
England Lineup
  Shilton, Peter L. 24  18 September 1949 G Leicester City FC 20 17 GA
2       RB      
3 Lindsay, Alec 26 27 February 1948 LB Liverpool FC 1 0
4 Todd, Colin 25 12 December 1948 RHB Derby County FC 6 0
5 Watson, David V. 27 5 October 1946 CHB Sunderland AFC 3 0
6 Bell, Colin 28 26 February 1946 LHB Manchester City FC 36 5
7 Keegan, J. Kevin 23 14 February 1951 OR Liverpool FC 5 1
8       IR      
9 Worthington, Frank S. 25 23 November 1948 CF Leicester City FC 3 1
10 Weller, Keith 27 11 June 1946 IL Leicester City FC 4 1
11 Brooking, Trevor D. 25 2 October 1948 OL West Ham United FC 2 0
England Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Argentina Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 8th
Colours: Sky blue and white broad striped round necked jerseys with white collars/cuffs, black shorts, light blue socks with sky blue/white/sky blue tops.
Capt:   Manager: Vladislao Cap
Argentina Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      
Argentina Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Argentina equalised with a last-minute penalty by Mario Kempes after the Argentinean referee adjudged that Kempes had been fouled by skipper Emlyn Hughes. There were moments in the second-half when the game threatened to get out of control as England's players started to get drawn into personal feuds in retaliation against a spate of reckless tackles. England were flattered by a 2-0 lead following goals by Mike Channon and Frank Worthington either side of the interval. Hughes, who had got involved in a  skirmish with the Argentineans as they came off at half-time, blocked the ball in the fifty-eighth minute. It ran into the path of Kempes who fired an unstoppable shot into the net to give a glimpse of the goal-scoring ability that would power Argentina to the World Cup in 1978. Alec Lindsay made a sound debut as full back partner to his Liverpool team-mate Hughes.

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