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Wednesday, 24 March 1976
FA of Wales Centenary Celebration Match

Wales 1 England 2 [0-0]
 

Racecourse Ground, Mold Road, Wrexham, Clwyd
Attendance: 20,927
;
Kick-off: 7.30pm BST

England - Ray Kennedy (70), Peter Taylor (80)
Wales - Alan Curtis (89)
Match Summary
Wales Squad
England Squad
 
Results 1975-1980

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Match Summary

Officials

Wales

Type

England

Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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

Wales Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 27th to 29th
Colours: Made by Admiral - Red collared jerseys with yellow/green Admiral tramlines, red shorts with yellow/green Admiral tramlines, red socks with yellow/green striped tops.
Capt: Terry Yorath Manager: Michael Smith, 40, 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:

-
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 5th
Colours: The 1974 Admiral home uniform - White collared 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: Kevin Keegan, first captaincy Manager: Donald G. Revie, 48 (10 July 1927), appointed 4 July 1974,
12th match, W 7 - D 4 - L 1 - F 24 - A 8.
England Lineup
        G     GA
2 Cherry, Trevor J.            
3 Neal, Philip J. 25 20 February 1951 LB Liverpool FC 1 0
4       RHB      
5 Thompson, Philip B. 22 21 January 1954 CHB Liverpool FC 1 0
6 Mills, Michael D. 27 4 January 1949 LHB Ipswich Town FC 2 0
7 Keegan, J. Kevin 25 14 February 1951 OR Liverpool FC 18 4
8       IR      
9       CF      
10 Kennedy, Raymond 24 28 July 1951 IL Liverpool FC 1 1
11 Brooking, Trevor D. 27 2 October 1948 OL West Ham United FC 9 0
England Substitutes
1? Taylor, Peter J., on 46th min. for Channon 23 3 January 1953 OL Crystal Palace FC 1 1

unused substitutes:

-

team notes:

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

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Crystal Palace striker Peter Taylor became the first Third Division player capped since Johnny Byrne, then also with Palace, in 1961. Taylor came on as a substitute for Mike Channon and scored the second victory-clinching goal ten minutes from the end  of a match staged to mark the centenary of the Welsh FA. An experimental England side included seven other new caps: Trevor Cherry, Phil Neal, Phil Thompson, Mike Doyle, Phil Boyer, Ray Kennedy and Dave Clement. Kennedy, one of five Liverpool players in the team, gave England the lead in the seventieth minute after a Trevor Brooking centre had been headed out. Alan Curtis scored for Wales in the last minute. Don Revie had been notorious during his career as an outstanding club manager for finding excuses to withdraw players from international duty. Now he was on the receiving end of the club v country controversy, as managers continually pulled players out of his squad at the last 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)
Norman Giller
, Football Author

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CG