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Wednesday, 9 February 1977
International Friendly Match

England 0 Netherlands 2 [0-2]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Netherlands Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance:
90,260;
Kick-off: 8.00pm GMT

Netherlands - Jan Peters (fifteen-yard strike 29 28:29, eighteen-yard strike from a Cruijff lay-off 36)
Netherlands - Wim Rijsbergen (49 48:24)
Results 1975-1980

England kicked-off. 90 minutes (45:00 & 45:00).

 

Match Summary

Officials from West Germany

England

Type

Netherlands

Referee (black) - Walter Eschweiler
x (-).

Linesmen - Karl H. Fork (red flag) and Dieter Pauly (flame flag)

Reserve Linesman - C.A. Gregory, Surrey

Teams presented to The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Harewood LL.D., F.A. Hon. Vice-President

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
0 Hit Bar/Post 0
5 Corner Kicks Won 6
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 6th to 7th
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, fifth captaincy Manager: Donald G. Revie, 49 (10 July 1927), appointed 4 July 1974,
22nd match, W 12 - D 5 - L 5 - F 40 - A 20.
England Lineup
1 Clemence, Raymond 28   G Liverpool   GA
2 Clement, David 29     Queen's Park Rangers    
3 Beattie, Kevin 23     Ipswich Town    
4 Doyle, Michael 30     Manchester City    
5 Watson, David V. 30 5 October 1946 CHB Manchester City FC 18 0
6 Madeley, Paul, off 57th min. 32     Leeds United    
7 Keegan, J. Kevin 25 14 February 1951 OR Liverpool FC 27 6
8 Francis, Trevor 22     Birmingham City    
9 Greenhoff, Brian, injured off 31st min. 23 28 April 1953 CHB Manchester United FC 6 0
10 Bowles, Stanley 28 24 December 1948 CF Queen's Park Rangers FC 5 1
11 Brooking, Trevor D. 28 2 October 1948 OL West Ham United FC 16 0
England Substitutes
12 Todd, Colin, on 36th min. for Greenhoff 28 12 December 1948 RB Derby County FC 26 0
16 Pearson, J. Stuart, on 57th min. (56:47) for Madeley 27 21 June 1949 CF Manchester United FC 7 3

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Netherlands Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 3rd
Colours: Made by Adidas - Orange crew necked jerseys with black Adidas sleeve trim/collar/cuffs, white shorts with black Adidas side trim, orange socks with black Adidas trim.
Capt: Johan Cruijff, 31st captaincy Manager: Johannes Hermanus Hendrikus Zwartkruis, 50 (18 February 1926), appointed August 1976
third match, W 2 - D 1 - L 0 - F 5 - A 2.
Netherlands Lineup
1 Schrijvers, Pieter 30 15 December 1946 G Amsterdamsche FC Ajax 14 12 GA
2 Suurbier, Wilhelmus Lourens Johannes 32 16 January 1945 RB Amsterdamsche FC Ajax 48 3
3 Krol, Rudolf Jozef 27 24 March 1949 CHB Amsterdamsche FC Ajax 44 3
4 Rijsbergen, Wilhelmus Gerardus 25 18 January 1952 CHB Feyenoord Rotterdam 18 1
Rijsbergen cautioned in the 49th min. for Unsporting Behaviour for a cynical challenge on Francis halfway inside the Dutch half.
5 Hovenkamp, Hugo Hermanus 26 5 October 1960 LB Alkmaar Zaanstreek 1 0
6 Neeskens, Johan 25 15 September 1951 AM FC Barcelona, Spain 35 17
7 Peters, Johannes Wilhelmus 22 18 August 1954 M Nijmegen Eendracht Combinatie 11 2
8 van der Kerkhof, Wilhelmus Antonius 25 16 September 1951 M Philips Sport Vereniging 10 1
9 Cruijff, Hendrik Johannes 29 25 April 1947 F Barcelona FC, Spain 45 32
10 Rep, Nicolaas, off 75th min. 25 25 November 1951 F Valencia CD SpA, Spain 19 6
11 Rensenbrink, Pieter Robert 29 3 July 1947 OL RSC Anderlecht, Belgium 30 7
Netherlands Substitutes
13 Kist, Cornelis, on 75th min. (74:01) for Rep 24 7 August 1952 F Alkmaar Zaanstreek 6 0

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Holland produced what many considered the finest display at Wembley by a visiting team since Hungary beat England 6-3 in 1953. The two Johanns - Cruyff and Neeskens - dictated the pace and pattern of the match and it was Jan Peters, playing in only his second international, who nipped in for two goals in ten minutes in the first half. Trevor Francis made his debut for an England team that spent much of the game chasing shadows. The 90,000 crowd were torn between applauding the brilliance of Holland and slow handclapping the woeful England performance.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
Voetbalstats.nl
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