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Wednesday, 16 November 1977
World Cup 1978 UEFA Group Two Qualification Match

England 2 Italy 0 [1-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Italy Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 92,500;
Kick-off: 7.45pm BST
Live on ITV(UK) -
Commentator: Brian Moore and Jackie Charlton

England - Kevin Keegan (11), Trevor Brooking (81)
Italy - Romeo Benetti (?), Paul Gentile (?)
Results 1975-1980

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

 

Match Summary

Officials from Hungary

England

Type

Italy

Referee (-) - Karoly Palotai
x (-).

Linesmen - G.Lauber and A. Bana

Reserve Linesman - A.R. Glasson, Wiltshire

Teams presented to HRH The Duke of Kent, F.A. President

 

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England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 12th to 8th
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: Emlyn Hughes, thirteenth captaincy Caretaker Manager: Ronald Greenwood, 56 (11 November 1921), appointed as caretaker 17 August 1977,
3rd match, W 2 - D 1 - L 0 - F 4 - A 0.
England Lineup
1 Clemence, Raymond     G     GA
2 Neal, Philip J. 26 20 February 1951 RB Liverpool FC 9
3 Cherry, Trevor            
4 Wilkins, Raymond C. 21 14 September 1956 M Chelsea FC 10 0
5 Watson, David V. 31 5 October 1946 CHB Manchester City FC 28 0
6 Hughes, Emlyn            
7 Keegan, J. Kevin, off 84th min. 26 14 February 1951 OR SV Hamburger, Germany 34 8
8 Coppell, Stephen         1 0
9 Latchford, Robert D., off 75th min. 26 18 January 1951 CF Everton FC 1 0
10 Brooking, Trevor D. 29 2 October 1948 IL West Ham United FC 19 1
11 Barnes, Peter         1 0
England Substitutes
15 Pearson, J. Stuart, on 75th min. for Latchford 28 21 June 1949 CF Manchester United FC 13 4
16 Francis, Trevor, on 83rd min. for Keegan            

unused substitutes:

Peter Shilton, Billy Bonds, Brian Talbot
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Italy Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 5th to 6th
Colours: Made by Le Coq Sportif - Blue round necked jerseys, white shorts, blue socks.
Capt: Facchetti Manager: Enzo Bearzot
Italy Lineup
1 Zoff     G Juventus FC 60 GA
2 Gentile, Paul, cautioned for hacking down Peter Barnes       Juventus FC 11  
3 Facchetti, off 83rd min.       Internazionale 94  
4 Benetti, Romeo, cautioned for hauling down Peter Barnes       Juventus FC 37  
5 Tardelli       Juventus FC 14  
6 Mozzini       Torino 6  
7 Causio       Juventus FC 31  
8 Zaccarelli       Torino 11  
9 Graziani, off 46th min.       Torino 19  
10 Antognoni       Fiorentina 24  
11 Bettega       Juventus FC 13  
Italy Substitutes
1 Sala, C., on 46th min. for Graziani       Torino 12  
1 Cuccureddu, on 83rd min. for Facchetti       Juventus FC 6  

unused substitutes:

Castellini, Fabio Capello, Pulici
 
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Averages:

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    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Kevin Keegan inspired England's World Cup victory over Italy, a magnificent win that clinched the full-time manager's job for Greenwood. Keegan headed in a Trevor Brooking pass in the eleventh minute, and combined again with Brooking nine minutes from the end when his brilliant through ball was coolly steered wide of goalkeeper Dino Zoff. Greenwood's boldness in playing Steve Coppell and Peter Barnes as wide men was rewarded with some entertaining and incisive old-fashioned wing play. Now England counted the cost of their missed chances against Luxembourg. Italy were left needing just a one-nil victory at home against Luxembourg to clinch the place in the World Cup finals. They won 3-0. England were left kicking themselves - again.

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