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490 vs. Cyprus
491
492 vs. Wales

Saturday, 17 May 1975
Home International Championship 1974-75 (80th) Match

Northern Ireland 0 England 0 [0-0]
 

 

Match Summary
Northern Ireland Squad
England Squad

Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, county Antrim
Attendance: 36,500;
Kick-off: tbc BST

 
 
Results 1970-1975

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

 

Match Summary

Officials from Wales

Northern Ireland

Type

England

Referee (black) - T.H.C. Reynolds
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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

Northern Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 22nd to 21st
Colours: Made by Umbro - Green collared jerseys with white collar/cuffs, white shorts, green socks.
Capt: Dave Clements Player-manager: David Clements, 29 (15 Sepetember 1945), appointed as player-manager in March 1975.
second match, W 1 - D 1 - A 0 - F 1 - A 0.
Northern Ireland Lineup
  Jennings, Patrick A. 29 12 June 1945 G Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 52 58 GA
2 Rice, Patrick J. 26 17 March 1949 RB Arsenal FC, England 23 0
3 O'Kane, William J. 26 17 June 1948 LB Nottingham Forest FC, England 19 1
4 Nicholl, Christopher J. 29 12 October 1945
born in Wilmslow, England
RHB Aston Villa FC, England 3 1
5 Hunter, Allan 28 30 June 1946 CHB Ipswich Town FC, England 27 0
6 Clements, David 29 15 September 1945 LHB Everton FC, England 42 2
7 Hamilton, Bryan, injured off 36th min. 28 21 December 1946 OR Ipswich Town FC, England 24 3
8 O'Neill, Martin H.M. 23 1 March 1952 IR Nottingham Forest FC, England 15 3
9 Spence, Derek W. 23 18 January 1952 CF Bury FC, England 2 0
10 McIlroy, Samuel B. 20 2 August 1954 IL Manchester United FC, England 9 0
11 Jackson, Thomas A. 28 3 November 1946 IR Nottingham Forest FC, England 23 0
Northern Ireland Substitutes
16 Finney, Thomas, on 36th min. for Hamilton 22 6 November 1952 M Sunderland AFC, England 2 1

unused substitutes:

-

team notes:

Player-manager Dave Clements also played for Northern Ireland against England on six previous occasions in 1967, and 1970 until 1974, scoring a penalty in 1973. Thus continuing the trend of former Irish players becoming managers since 1951.
 
2-3-5 Jennings -
Rice, O'Kane -
Nicholl, Hunter, Clements -
Hamilton
(Finney), O'Neill, Spence, McIlroy, Jackson.

Averages:

Age 26.3 Appearances/Goals 21.7 0.9

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 5th
Colours: The 1974 Admiral home uniform - White collared lightweight jerseys with red/blue sleeve trim and red/blue trimmed collar/cuffs, blue shorts with red/white side stripes, white socks with red/blue tops.
Capt: Alan Ball, fourth captaincy Manager: Donald G. Revie, 47 (10 July 1927), appointed 4 July 1974,
6th match, W 4 - D 2 - L 0 - F 11 - A 0.
England Lineup
  Clemence     G Liverpool   GA
2 Whitworth, Stephen 23 20 March 1952 RB Leicester City FC 3 0
3 Hughes     LB Liverpool    
4 Bell, Colin 29 26 February 1946 RHB Manchester City FC 45 8
5 Watson, David V. 28 5 October 1946 CHB Sunderland AFC 12 0
6 Todd, Colin 26 12 December 1948 LHB Derby County FC 14 0
7 Ball, Alan     OR Arsenal    
8 Viljoen, Colin 26 20 June 1948 IR Ipswich Town FC 1 0
9 Macdonald, Malcolm I., off 62nd min. 25 7 January 1950 CF Newcastle United FC 11 6
10 Keegan, J. Kevin 24 14 February 1951 IL Liverpool FC 13 3
11 Tueart, Dennis 25 27 November 1949 OL Manchester City FC 2 0
England Substitutes
1? Channon, Michael, on 62nd min. for Macdonald       Southampton    

unused substitutes:

-

team notes:

Manager Don Revie's first appearance for England was against Northern Ireland on 2 October 1954, His sixth and final appearance was also against Northern Ireland on 6 October 1956.
 
2-3-5 Clemence -
Whitworth, Hughes -
Bell, Watson, Todd -
Ball, Viljoen, Macdonald
(Channon), Keegan, Tueart.

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

England equalled their record of six consecutive clean sheets in a match that provided an emotional return to Belfast for the first time in four years. The Irish defence, in which goalkeeper Pat Jennings, right-back Pat Rice and centre-half Allan Hunter were outstanding, allowed the England forwards little time and space in which to work. 'We were given a wonderful welcome by the crowd,'' said Don Revie, 'and we are disappointed that we did not provide them with a better spectacle. All credit to the Irish defenders. They worked their socks off, but we should have had at least two goals to show for our supremacy.'

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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CG