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Wednesday, 21 May 1975
Home International Championship 1974-75 (80th) Match

England 2 Wales 2 [1-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Wales Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 53,000;
Kick-off: 7.45pm BST

England - David Johnson (8, 85)
Wales - John Toshack, Arfon Griffiths
 
Results 1970-1975

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

 

Match Summary

Officials from Scotland

England

Type

Wales

Referee (-) - John W. Robertson
x (-), Lanarkshire.

Linesmen - G. Summers, Kilmarnock and J.C.B. McRoberts, Wilshaw

Reserve linesman - D.W. Civil, Birmingham.

Teams presented to The Prime Minister, The Rt. Hon. Harold Wilson, O.B.E., F.R.S., M.P.

  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
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, fifth captaincy Manager: Donald G. Revie, 47 (10 July 1927), appointed 4 July 1974,
7th match, W 4 - D 3 - L 0 - F 13 - A 2.
England Lineup
        G     GA
2 Whitworth, Stephen 23 20 March 1952 RB Leicester City FC 4 0
3 Gillard, Ian T. 24 9 October 1950 LB Queen's Park Rangers FC 2 0
4       RHB      
5 Watson, David V. 28 5 October 1946 CHB Sunderland AFC 13 0
6 Todd, Colin 26 12 December 1948 LHB Derby County FC 15 0
7       OR      
8       IR      
9 Johnson, David E. 23 23 October 1951 CF Ipswich Town FC 1 2
10 Viljoen, Colin 26 20 June 1948 OR Ipswich Town FC 2 0
11 Thomas, David 24 5 October 1950 OL Queen's Park Rangers FC 5 0
England Substitutes
1 Little, Brian, on 73rd min. 21 25 November 1953 F Aston Villa FC 1 0

unused substitutes:

-

team notes:

Manager Don Revie's penultimate appearance for England was against Wales on 22 October 1955.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Wales Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 29th
Colours: Made by Bukta - Red round necked jerseys, white shorts with red side trim, red socks.
Capt:   Manager: Michael Smith, 39, appointed summer 1974
Wales Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      
Wales Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

David Johnson made a memorable debut, scoring both of England's goals including an eighty-fifth minute equaliser that stole victory from a spirited Welsh team. Johnson gave England an eighth minute lead, but Wales were rewarded for their persistence with two goals ten minutes into the second-half. The first was scored by John Toshack, who then laid on a second for Arfon Griffiths. Aston Villa's Brian Little, sent on as a substitute in the seventieth minute, found Johnson with a centre from which he headed the goal that ended Welsh hopes of a first ever win at Wembley. South African Colin Viljoen, Johnson's Ipswich team-mate, made his second and final appearance for England.

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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