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Wednesday, 13 October 1976
World Cup 1978 UEFA Group Two Qualification Match

England 2 Finland 1 [1-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Finland Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 92,000/98,000
;
Kick-off: 8.00pm BST

England - Dennis Tueart (4), Joe Royle (53)
Finland - Nieminen
 
Results 1975-1980

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

 

Match Summary

Officials from Sweden

England

Type

Finland

Referee (-) - Ulf Eriksson
x (-).

Linesmen - Erik Fredriksson and Rolf Ericsson

Reserve Linesman - R.H. Cocup

Teams presented to Sir Stanley Rous, C.B.E., F.A. Hon. Vice-President

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
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  Possession  

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, third captaincy Manager: Donald G. Revie, 49 (10 July 1927), appointed 4 July 1974,
20th match, W 12 - D 5 - L 3 - F 40 - A 16.
England Lineup
1 Clemence     G     GA
2 Todd, Colin 27 12 December 1948 RB Derby County FC 25 0
3 Beattie            
4 Thompson, Philip B. 22 21 January 1954 RHB Liverpool FC 8 1
5 Greenhoff, Brian 23 28 April 1953 CHB Manchester United FC 4 0
6 Wilkins, Raymond C. 20 14 September 1956 M Chelsea FC 3 0
7 Keegan, J. Kevin 25 14 February 1951 OR Liverpool FC 25 6
8 Channon            
9 Royle, Joseph 27 8 April 1949 CF Manchester City FC 5 2
10 Brooking, Trevor D., off 73rd min. 28 2 October 1948 IL West Ham United FC 14 0
11 Tueart, Dennis, off 75th min. 26 27 November 1949 OL Manchester City FC 3 1
England Substitutes
1 Hill, Gordon A., on 73rd min. for Brooking 22 1 April 1954 OL Manchester United FC 3 0
1 Mills, Michael D., on 75th min. for Tuaert 27 4 January 1949 LB Ipswich Town FC 9 0

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Finland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 82nd to 83rd
Colours: Blue collared jerseys with white collars, white shorts, blue socks with white tops
Capt:   Manager: Aulis Rytkinen, 47, appointed 1975.
Finland Lineup
1       G     GA
2              
3              
4              
5              
6              
7              
8              
9              
10              
11              
Finland Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

England spurted into the lead with a third minute goal from Denis Tueart, but finished with chants of 'Rubbish' ringing in their ears after they had made a hash of a World Cup match in which they needed a resounding win against unrated opponents. The Finns played above themselves, and equalised early in the second-half before Joe Royle headed a fifty-second minute winner from Mike Channon's centre. Those close to the England camp knew that all was not well between Don Revie and a faction of Football Association officials, who quietly questioned his methods of management and his commercial interests.

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