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Sunday, 13 June 1976
World Cup 1978 UEFA Group Two Qualification Match

Finland 1 England 4 [1-2]
 

 

Match Summary
Finland Squad
England Squad

Olympiastadion, Toolo, Helsinki
Attendance: 24,336;
Kick-off: tbc BST
Live on BBC (UK) - Commentator: David Coleman

England - Stuart Pearson (14), Kevin Keegan (30, 60), Mick Channon (57)
Finland - Paatelainen
 
Results 1975-1980

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

 

Match Summary

Officials

Finland

Type

England

Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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

Finland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 93rd
Colours: White jerseys with blue collar, blue shorts, white socks with a single blue hoop.
Capt:   Manager: Aulis Rytkinen, 47, appointed 1975.
Finland Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      
Finland Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 4th
Colours: The 1976 Admiral away uniform - Red collared jerseys with white/blue sleeve trim and white/blue trimmed collar/cuffs, white shorts with blue/white side stripes, red socks with white/blue stripes on top.
Capt: Gerry Francis, eighth and final captaincy Manager: Donald G. Revie, 48 (10 July 1927), appointed 4 July 1974,
18th match, W 11 - D 4 - L 3 - F 37 - A 14.
England Lineup
        G     GA
2 Todd, Colin 27 12 December 1948 RB Derby County FC 23 0
3 Mills, Michael D. 27 4 January 1949 LB Ipswich Town FC 8 0
4 Thompson, Philip B. 22 21 January 1954 RHB Liverpool FC 7 1
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7 Keegan, J. Kevin 25 14 February 1951 OR Liverpool FC 23 6
8 Channon     IR      
9 Pearson, J. Stuart 26 21 June 1949 CF Manchester United FC 5 2
10 Brooking, Trevor D. 27 2 October 1948 IL West Ham United FC 12 0
11       OL      
England Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Kevin Keegan was outstanding as England got off to a flying start in their 1978 World Cup campaign. He laid on the first goal in the fourteenth minute for Stuart Pearson, who returned the compliment after the Finns had forced an equaliser against the run of play. Mike Channon made it 3-1 in the fifty-seventh minute and Keegan wrapped it up three minutes later with a superb solo goal. The only down side of the performance was that England missed a procession of simple chances against the team that were the whipping boys of their group.

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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