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Saturday, 28 May 1977
Home International Championship 1976-77 (82nd) Match

Northern Ireland 1 England 2 [1-1]
 

 

Match Summary
Northern Ireland Squad
England Squad

Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, county Antrim
Attendance:
35,000;
Kick-off: tbc BST

Northern Ireland - Chris McGrath (five yard tap-in following a Shilton save from Armstrong 4)
England - Mick Channon (ten yard shot from a Todd pass 27), Dennis Tueart (eight yard diving header from a Talbot cross 86)
 
Results 1975-1980

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

 

Match Summary

Officials from Scotland

Northern Ireland

Type

England

Referee (black) - Brian R. McGinlay
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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

Northern Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 29th to 32nd
Colours: Made by Umbro - Green collared jerseys with white collar/cuffs, white shorts with green side trim, green socks with white trim.
Capt: Allan Hunter Manager: Robert Dennis Blanchflower, 51 (10 February 1926), appointed October 1976.
fourth match, W 0 - D 1 - L 3 - F 3 - A 11.
Northern Ireland Lineup
1 Jennings, Patrick A. 31 12 June 1945 G Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 65 83 GA
2 Nicholl, James M. 20 28 December 1956
born in Hamilton, Canada
RB Manchester United FC, England 5 0
3 Rice, Patrick J. 28 17 March 1949 LB Arsenal FC, England 36 0
4 Jackson, Thomas A. 30 3 November 1946 RHB Manchester United FC, England 32 0
5 Hunter, Allan 30 30 June 1946 CHB Ipswich Town FC, England 40 1
6 Hamilton, Bryan 30 21 December 1946 LHB Everton FC, England 35 3
7 McGrath, R. Christopher 22 29 November 1954 OR Manchester United FC, England 9 2
8 McIlroy, Samuel B. 22 2 August 1954 IR Manchester United FC, England 20 1
9 Armstrong, Gerald J., injured off 37th min. 23 23 May 1954 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 2 0
10 McCreery, David 19 16 September 1957 IL Manchester United FC, England 7 0
11 Anderson, Trevor, off 65th min. 26 3 March 1951 OL Swindon Town FC, England 12 3
Northern Ireland Substitutes
15 O'Neill, Martin H.M., on 37th min. for Armstrong 25 1 March 1952 IR Nottingham Forest FC, England 18 3
17 Spence, Derek W., on 65th min. for Anderson 25 18 January 1952 CF Blackpool FC, England 12 1

unused substitutes:

-

team notes:

Manager Danny Blanchflower also played for Northern Ireland against England on twelve seperate occasions from 1950 until 1962. Thus continuing the trend of former Irish players becoming managers since 1951.
Pat Jennings extends his tally as Northern Ireland's record appearance holder.
 
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Averages:

Age 25.5 Appearances/Goals 23.9 0.9

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 6th to 5th
Colours: The 1974 Admiral home uniform - White collared lightweight 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: Mick Channon, second and final captaincy Manager: Donald G. Revie, 49 (10 July 1927), appointed 4 July 1974,
24th match, W 14 - D 5 - L 5 - F 47 - A 21.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 27  18 September 1949 G Stoke City AFC 22 18 GA
2 Cherry       Leeds    
3 Mills, Michael D. 28 4 January 1949 LB Ipswich Town FC 11 0
4 Greenhoff, Brian 24 28 April 1953 RHB Manchester United FC 7 0
5 Watson, David V. 30 5 October 1946 CHB Manchester City FC 20 0
6 Todd, Colin 28 12 December 1948 LHB Derby County FC 27 0
7 Wilkins, Raymond C., off 65th min. 20 14 September 1956 M Chelsea FC 4 0
8 Channon       Southampton    
9 Mariner, Paul 24 22 May 1953 CF Ipswich Town FC 2 0
10 Brooking, Trevor D. 28 2 October 1948 IL West Ham United FC 17 0
11 Tueart, Dennis 27 27 November 1949 OL Manchester City FC 4 2
England Substitutes
15 Talbot, Brian E., on 65th min. for Wilkins 23 21 July 1953 M Ipswich Town FC 1 0

unused substitutes:

-

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.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Dennis Tueart ducked low to head in a Brian Talbot cross in the eighty-sixth minute to give England a victory they barely deserved. Northern Ireland had taken a fifth minute lead through Chris McGrath against an England team weakened by the absence of Liverpool players, who had helped the Merseyside club win the European Cup three days earlier. Mike Channon equalised in the twenty-seventh minute, and then missed two clear-cut chances with headers that were misdirected. Brian Talbot made his debut when replacing Ray Wilkins in the sixty-fifth minute and made an impressive impact with several power-charged runs through the Irish defence. Only a brilliant save by Pat Jennings prevented Talbot marking his first England appearance with a goal shortly before Tueart's winning header.

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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CG