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498 vs. Wales
499
500 vs. Scotland

Tuesday, 11 May 1976
Home International Championship 1975-76 (81st) Match

England 4 Northern Ireland 0 [2-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Northern Ireland Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 48,000;
Kick-off: tbc BST

England - Gerry Francis (rounded Jennings at the near post after a Channon flick-on 35), Mick Channon (penalty after he was brought down by Cassidy 36, ran onto a loose ball after Keegan was tackled following a Todd cross 74), Stuart Pearson (five-yard rebound after Kennedy's shot was saved 63)
 
Results 1975-1980

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

 

Match Summary

Officials from Wales

England

Type

Northern Ireland

Referee (black) - Clive Thomas
x (-).

Linesmen - G.L. Harry and I.F. Williams

Reserve Linesman - A.W. Ward, London

Teams presented to Mr Denis Howell M.P., Minister of State for Sport & Recreation.

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

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 4th
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: Gerry Francis, fifth captaincy Manager: Donald G. Revie, 48 (10 July 1927), appointed 4 July 1974,
14th match, W 9 - D 4 - L 1 - F 29 - A 8.
England Lineup
  Clemence     G Liverpool   GA
2 Todd, Colin 27 12 December 1948 RB Derby County FC 20 0
3 Mills, Michael D. 27 4 January 1949 LB Ipswich Town FC 4 0
4 Thompson, Philip B. 22 21 January 1954 RHB Liverpool FC 3 0
5 Greenhoff, Brian 23 28 April 1953 CHB Manchester United FC 2 0
6 Kennedy, Raymond 24 28 July 1951 LHB Liverpool FC 3 1
7 Keegan, J. Kevin, off 83rd min. 25 14 February 1951 OR Liverpool FC 20 4
8 Channon     IR Southampton FC    
9 Pearson, J. Stuart 26 21 June 1949 CF Manchester United FC 2 1
10 Francis     IL Queen's Park Rangers FC    
11 Taylor, Peter J., off 63rd min. 23 3 January 1953 OL Crystal Palace FC 3 2
England Substitutes
15 Towers, M. Anthony, on 63rd min. for Taylor 24 13 April 1952 M Sunderland AFC 2 0
16 Royle, Joseph, on 83rd min. for Keegan 27 8 April 1949 CF Manchester City FC 3 1

unused substitutes:

12-Peter Shilton, 13-Trevor Cherry, 14-Dave Clement.

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.
Gerry Francis is the first captain to score for over six years, since Bobby Charlton did so in April 1970.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 27th
Colours: Made by Umbro - Green collared jerseys with white collar/cuffs, white shorts, green socks with white Umbro diamond trim.
Capt:   Manager: David Clements, 30 (15 Sepetember 1945), appointed as player-manager in March 1975.
tenth match, W 3 - D 2 - A 5 - F 7 - A 14.
Northern Ireland Lineup
  Jennings, Patrick A. 30 12 June 1945 G Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 60 71 GA
2 Rice, Patrick J. 27 17 March 1949 RB Arsenal FC, England 31 0
3 Nelson, Samuel, off 27 1 April 1949 LB Arsenal FC, England 24 0
4 Nicholl, Christopher J. 30 12 October 1945
born in Wilmslow, England
RHB Aston Villa FC, England 10 1
5 Hunter, Allan 29 30 June 1946 CHB Ipswich Town FC, England 35 1
6 Clements, David 30 15 September 1945 LHB New York Cosmos, USA 47 2
7 Hamilton, Bryan 29 21 December 1946 OR Everton FC, England 30 3
8 McIlroy, Samuel B. 21 2 August 1954 IR Manchester United FC, England 16 1
9 Spence, Derek W. 24 18 January 1952 CF Bury FC, England 8 0
10 Cassidy, Thomas A. 25 18 November 1950 IL Newcastle United FC, England 9 1
11 McCreery, David 18 16 September 1957 OL Manchester United FC, England 2 0
Northern Ireland Substitutes
14 Scott, Peter W., on for Nelson 23 19 Semptember 1952
born in Walton, England
LB York City FC, England 5 0

unused substitutes:

12-David Platt, 13-Jimmy Nicholl, 15-Terry Cochrane, 16-Tom Finney, 17-Sammy Morgan

team notes:

Player-manager Dave Clements also played for Northern Ireland against England on seven previous occasions in 1967, and 1970 until 1975, scoring a penalty in 1973.
Pat Jenning's overtakes Terry Neill's tally of 59 to become Northern Ireland's record appearance holder.
 
2-3-5 Jennings -
Rice, Nelson
(Scott) -
Nicholl, Hunter, Clements -
Hamilton, McIlroy, Spence, Cassidy, McCreery

Averages:

Age 26.4 Appearances/Goals 24.7 0.8

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Mike Channon, dropped against Wales, responded to his recall with two goals. His first came from the penalty spot just ninety seconds after skipper Gerry Francis had opened the scoring with a superbly taken goal in the thirty-fifth minute. Stuart Pearson made it 3-0 after the England defence had snuffed out an Irish revival early in the second-half, and Channon rounded off an impressive display when he drove the ball wide of goalkeeper Pat Jennings and into the roof of the net following a clever flick pass by Kevin Keegan.

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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