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Wednesday, 22 February 1978
International Friendly Match

West Germany 2 England 1 [0-1]

Olympiastadion, Westend, München
Kick-off: tbc BST

England - Stuart Pearson
West Germany - Ronnie Worm (75), Rainer Bonhof
Match Summary
West Germany Squad
England Squad
Results 1975-1980

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Match Summary


West Germany



Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

Black armbands were worn by both sides

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
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West Germany Team

Current World Champions Colours: Made by Adidas - White crew necked jerseys with black collars/cuffs, black jerseys, white socks with black Adidas trim.


No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 1st
Capt:   Manager:  
West Germany Lineup
1 Maier, Sepp     G     GA
4 Ruessmann            
West Germany Substitutes
15 Worm, Ronnie            

unused substitutes:

- -


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


England Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 9th
Colours: The 1976 Admiral away uniform - Red collared jerseys with white/blue sleeve trim and white/blue trimmed collar/cuffs, white shorts with blue/white side stripes, red socks with white/blue stripes on top.
Capt: Emlyn Hughes, fourteenth captaincy Manager: Ronald Greenwood, 56 (11 November 1921), appointed as caretaker 17 August 1977, permanent on 17 December 1977,
4th match, W 2 - D 1 - L 1 - F 5 - A 2.
England Lineup
1 Clemence, Raymond     G     GA
2 Neal, Philip J. 27 20 February 1951 RB Liverpool FC 10
3 Mills, Michael D. 29 4 January 1949 LB Ipswich Town FC 14 0
4 Wilkins, Raymond C. 21 14 September 1956 M Chelsea FC 11 0
5 Watson, David V. 31 5 October 1946 CHB Manchester City FC 29 0
7 Keegan, J. Kevin, off 78th min. 27 14 February 1951 OR SV Hamburger, Germany 35 8
9 Pearson, J. Stuart 28 21 June 1949 CF Manchester United FC 14 5
10 Brooking, Trevor D. 29 2 October 1948 IL West Ham United FC 20 1
England Substitutes

unused substitutes:

- -


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

A disputed goal four minutes from the end robbed England of a deserved draw against the World Cup holders. England had led from late in the first-half when Stuart Pearson beat goalkeeper Sepp Maier with a looping header from a Steve Coppell cross. Hamburg-based Kevin Keegan ran himself to the edge of exhaustion in his attempts to make the game safe, and had to be replaced by Trevor Francis. It was Germany's substitute, Ronnie Worm, who equalised shortly after coming on in the seventy-fifth minute. The previous evening he had scored after being sent on as a substitute in the 'B' international against England. In the closing moments Dave Watson was adjudged to have fouled Burgsmuller, and while England were still forming their defensive wall Rainer Bonhof smacked a free-kick low into the net.  It was Ron Greenwood's first match as official manager, and with a little luck it would have been a winning start. 'We have the nucleus of an excellent team,' he said. 'If we had not lost our concentration when the free-kick was being taken we would have come away with a deserved draw. That's not bad considering we were playing on the home patch of the world champions.'

Source Notes

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