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Saturday, 20 May 1978
Home International Championship 1977-78 (83rd) Match

Scotland 0 England 1 [0-0]

Hampden Park, Kinghorn Drive, Mount Florida, Glasgow, Strathclyde
Attendance: 88,319;
Kick-off: tbc BST
Live on BBC (UK) -
Commentator: John Motson. Also live on ITV (UK) - Commentator: Brian Moore and Jackie Charlton.

England - Steve Coppell (shot the ball into an empty net after Francis fouled Rough 83) Match Summary
Scotland Squad
England Squad
Results 1975-1980

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Match Summary

Officials from France




Referee (-) - Georgas Konrath
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Linesmen - J. Maaus and A. Bousfandeau.

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Scotland Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 4th to 8th
Colours: Made by Umbro - blue collared jerseys with white collars/cuffs and Umbro diamond trim, white shorts with blue Umbro diamond trim, red socks with white Umbro diamond trim.
Capt:   Manager: Alistair MacLeod
Scotland Lineup - Squad numbers used
  Rough     G     GA
22 Burns            
7 Dalglish            
  Johnston, William M. 31 19 December 1946 IL West Bromwich Albion FC, England 21 0
Scotland Substitutes

unused substitutes:

Blyth (Coventry), Archie Gemmill (Nottingham Forest), Graeme Souness (Liverpool), Johnstone (Rangers), John Robertson (Nottingham Forest).
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England Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 6th to 4th
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, sixteenth captaincy Manager: Ronald Greenwood, 56 (11 November 1921), appointed as caretaker 17 August 1977, permanent on 12 December 1977,
8th match, W 5 - D 2 - L 1 - F 11 - A 4.
England Lineup - Squad numbers used
12 Clemence, Raymond     G     GA
15 Neal, Philip J. 27 20 February 1951 RB Liverpool FC 12
3 Mills, Michael D. 29 4 January 1949 LB Ipswich Town FC 18 0
14 Hughes, Emlyn, injured off 73rd min.            
5 Watson, David V. 31 5 October 1946 CHB Manchester City FC 33 0
6 Currie, Anthony            
7 Coppell, Steven            
8 Francis, Trevor            
16 Wilkins, Raymond C. 21 14 September 1956 M Chelsea FC 14 0
20 Mariner, Paul, off 76th min. 24 22 May 1953 CF Ipswich Town FC 5 1
11 Barnes, Peter            
England Substitutes
4 Greenhoff, Brian, on 73rd min. for Hughes 25 28 April 1953 CHB Manchester United FC 16 0
10 Brooking, Trevor D., on 76th min. for Mariner 29 2 October 1948 IL West Ham United FC 22 1

unused substitutes:

1-Peter Shilton, 18-Tony Woodcock, 19-Stuart Pearson.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

Scotland were given a miserable send-off to the World Cup finals in Argentina when England beat them, although a draw would have been a fairer reflection of the play. The Scots had long periods of possession but could make little impact against an England defence in which Dave Watson was a tower of strength.  Scotland disputed the deciding goal in the eighty-third minute. They claimed that goalkeeper Alan Rough was fouled by Trevor Francis when he dropped a cross from Peter Barnes. Steve Coppell fired the loose ball into the net to clinch the Home Championship for England. Even in the wake of this defeat Scottish manager Ally Macleod persisted with his wildly optimistic forecast that Scotland could win the World Cup.

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