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503 vs. Finland
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505 vs. Finland

Wednesday, 8 September 1976
International Friendly Match

England 1 Republic of Ireland 1 [1-0]
 

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance:
51,000/52,000;
Kick-off: 7.45pm BST

England - Stuart Pearson
Republic of Ireland - Gerry Daly (penalty)
Match Summary
England Squad
Republic of Ireland Squad
 
Results 1975-1980

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Match Summary

Officials from Scotland

England

Type

Republic of Ireland

Referee (-) - Hugh Alexander
x (-), Kilmarnock.

Linesmen - D.M. Galloway, Pitlessie and E. Wynne, Dundee

Reserve linesman - J. Barker, Essex.

Teams presented to The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Harewood LL.D., F.A. Hon. Vice-President
  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 4th to 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, second captaincy Manager: Donald G. Revie, 49 (10 July 1927), appointed 4 July 1974,
19th match, W 11 - D 5 - L 3 - F 38 - A 15.
England Lineup
1 Clemence     G     GA
2 Todd, Colin 27 12 December 1948 RB Derby County FC 24 0
3 Madeley            
4 Cherry            
5 McFarland, Roy L. 28 5 April 1948 CHB Derby County FC 27 0
6 Greenhoff, Brian 23 28 April 1953 CHB Manchester United FC 3 0
7 Keegan, J. Kevin 25 14 February 1951 OR Liverpool FC 24 6
8 Wilkins, Raymond C. 19 14 September 1956 M Chelsea FC 2 0
9 Pearson, J. Stuart 27 21 June 1949 CF Manchester United FC 6 3
10 Brooking, Trevor D. 27 2 October 1948 IL West Ham United FC 13 0
11 George, Charles F., off 65th min 25 10 October 1950 OL Derby County FC 1 0
England Substitutes
1 Hill, Gordon A., on 65th min. for George 22 1 April 1954 OL Manchester United FC 2 0

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Republic of Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 31st to 29th
Colours: Made by O'Niells - Green collared jerseys with white sleeve trim and collars/cuffs trimmed with green, white shorts with green side trim, green socks with white trimmed tops.
Capt:   Manager: Johnny Giles
Republic of Ireland Lineup
1       G     GA
2              
3              
4              
5              
6              
7              
8              
9              
10              
11              
Republic of Ireland Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

    Match Report by Norman Giller

England were flattered by their lead when Stuart Pearson steered a Kevin Keegan cross into the net from close range a minute before half-time. Gerry Daly equalised from the penalty spot following a foul on Steve Heighway. The Irish were always the more inventive side and England were lucky to escape with a draw. Kevin Keegan, skippering the side in place of Gerry Francis, ran himself into the ground in a vain effort to lift the input of his team-mates. Charlie George, ignored by Alf Ramsey in his peak years with Arsenal, was given a belated call by Don Revie, but produced a lack lustre display in his only appearance in an England jersey that lasted just over an hour before he was substituted by Gordon Hill.

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