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Wednesday, 24 May 1978
International Friendly Match

England 4 Hungary 1 [3-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Hungary Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 74,000;
Kick-off: 7.45pm BST

England - Peter Barnes, Phil Neal (penalty), Trevor Francis, Tony Currie (73)
Hungary - Nagy
 
Results 1975-1980

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Match Summary

Officials from France

England

Type

Hungary

Referee (-) - Rene Vigliani
x (-).

Linesmen - G. Mouchotte and A. Houdebert

Reserve Linesman - A.C.F. Turvey, Hampshire

Teams presented to His Grace The Duke of Marlborough, D.L., F.A. Hon Vice-President.

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England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 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, seventeenth captaincy Manager: Ronald Greenwood, 56 (11 November 1921), appointed as caretaker 17 August 1977, permanent on 17 December 1977,
9th match, W 6 - D 2 - L 1 - F 15 - A 5.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 28 18 September 1949 G Nottingham Forest FC 25 21 GA
2 Neal, Philip J. 27 20 February 1951 RB Liverpool FC 13 2
3 Mills, Michael D. 29 4 January 1949 LB Ipswich Town FC 19 0
4 Wilkins, Raymond C. 21 14 September 1956 M Chelsea FC 15 0
5 Watson, David V., off 46th min. 31 5 October 1946 CHB Manchester City FC 34 0
6              
7 Keegan, J. Kevin 27 14 February 1951 OR SV Hamburger, Germany 37 9
8              
9              
10 Brooking, Trevor D., off 73rd min. 29 2 October 1948 IL West Ham United FC 23 1
11              
England Substitutes
1? Greenhoff, Brian, on 46th min. 25 28 April 1953 CHB Manchester United FC 17 0
1? Currie, Anthony, on 73rd min. for Brooking            

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Hungary Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 12th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Red v-necked collared jerseys with white Adidas trim, white shorts with red Adidas trim, green socks with white Adidas trim.
Capt:   Manager: Lajos Baroti
Hungary Lineup
1       G     GA
2              
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5              
6              
7              
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9              
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11              
Hungary Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

England, with Kevin Keegan and Trevor Brooking pulling the Hungarian defence apart,  rushed into a 3-0 lead inside the first thirty-five minutes through Peter Barnes, a Phil Neal penalty and a Trevor Francis header. Hungary had their best moments immediately after half-time and pulled a goal back through Nagy before Tony Currie finished them off with a crashing shot from the edge of the area in the seventy-third minute. Ron Greenwood could not disguise his delight at the finest display by England for several months. 'Like anybody from my generation,' he said, 'I always associate Hungary with the Puskas team of the 1950s, and so a victory like this is particularly special. I have been saying that we have the players to match the best, and tonight it was proved that I am not talking nonsense.'

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