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528 vs. Northern Ireland

Wednesday, 7 February 1979
European Championship 1980 Group One Qualification Match

England 4 Northern Ireland 0 [1-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Northern Ireland Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 91,224;
Kick-off: 7.45pm GMT
Live on ITV (UK) -
Commentator: Brian Moore and Jackie Charlton

England - Kevin Keegan (six-yard header from a Coppell cross 25), Bob Latchford (a weak far-post header from a Keegan cross 46 45:32, four-yard volley following a Keegan flick-on with his shoulder from a Brooking corner 63), David Watson (six-yard downward header in a Brooking corner 49 48:52)
 
Results 1975-1980

Northern Ireland kicked-off. ? minutes (45:00 & ?).

 

Match Summary

Officials from Sweden

England

Type

Northern Ireland

Referee (black) - Ulf Eriksson
x (-).

Linesmen - Lars-Ake Bjorck and Roland Nystrom

Reseve Linesman - M.J. Holland
, Surrey.

Teams presented to The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Derby, M.C., F.A. Hon-Vice President

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
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  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 6th to 5th
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, twentieth captaincy Manager: Ronald Greenwood, 57 (11 November 1921), appointed as caretaker 17 August 1977, permanent on 17 December 1977,
13th match, W 9 - D 3 - L 1 - F 25 - A 9.
England Lineup
1 Clemence, Raymond     G Liverpool   GA
2 Neal, Philip J. 27 20 February 1951 RB Liverpool FC 16 3
3 Mills, Michael D. 30 4 January 1949 LB Ipswich Town FC 22 0
4 Currie. Anthony       Leeds    
5 Watson, David V. 32 5 October 1946 CHB Manchester City FC 38 1
6 Hughes, Emlyn       Liverpool    
7 Keegan, J. Kevin 27 14 February 1951 OR SV Hamburger, Germany 41 12
8 Coppell, Steven       Manchester United    
9 Latchford, Robert D. 28 18 January 1951 CF Everton FC 7 5
10 Brooking, Trevor D. 30 2 October 1948 IL West Ham United FC 26 1
11 Barnes, Peter       Manchester City    

unused substitutes:

-
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Northern Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 27th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Green v-necked collared jerseys with white Adidas trim/collars/cuffs, white shorts with green Adidas trim, green socks with white Adidas trim.
Capt: Pat Jennings Manager: Robert Dennis Blanchflower, 52 (10 February 1926), appointed October 1976.
seventeenth match, W 4 - D 4 - L 9 - F 14 - A 25.
Northern Ireland Lineup
1 Jennings, Patrick A. 33 12 June 1945 G Arsenal FC, England 75 93 GA
2 Rice, Patrick J. 29 17 March 1949 RB Arsenal FC, England 44 0
3 Nelson, Samuel 29 1 April 1949 LB Arsenal FC, England 35 1
4 Nicholl, James M. 22 28 December 1956
born in Hamilton, Canada
RHB Manchester United FC, England 18 0
5 Nicholl, Christopher J. 33 12 October 1945
born in Wilmslow, England
CHB Southampton FC, England 19 1
6 McCreery, David 21 16 September 1957 LHB Manchester United FC, England 20 0
7 O'Neill, Martin H.M. 27 1 March 1952 OR Nottingham Forest FC, England 28 4
8 McIlroy, Samuel B. 24 2 August 1954 IR Manchester United FC, England 33 2
9 Armstrong, Gerald J. 24 23 May 1954 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 12 3
10 Caskey, William T., off 54th min. 25 12 October 1953 IL Derby County FC, England 2 1
11 Cochrane, Terence G., off 82nd min. 26 23 January 1953 OL Middlesbrough FC, England 8 0
Northern Ireland Substitutes
16 Spence, Derek W., on 52nd min. for Caskey 27 18 January 1952 CF Blackpool FC, England 18 2
1? McGrath, R. Christopher, on 82nd min. for Cochrane 24 29 November 1954 LHB Manchester United FC, England 20 4

unused substitutes:

-

team notes:

Manager Danny Blanchflower also played for Northern Ireland against England on twelve seperate occasions from 1950 until 1962.
Pat Jennings extends his tally as Northern Ireland's record appearance holder.
 
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Averages:

Age 26.6 Appearances/Goals 26.7 1.0

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Kevin Keegan was irrepressible after bravely heading England into an early lead in the face of a strong challenge from goalkeeper Pat Jennings. He then laid on the first of Bob Latchford's two goals with an accurate cross, and back headed a Trevor Brooking corner on to Dave Watson for the fourth goal in this European championship qualifier. The victory sent England leap frogging over the Irish in the group table to top place. Northern Ireland manager Danny Blanchflower fumed, 'I know that football is a game of physical contact, but England took this to extremes. There were times when I was surprised they wanted a ball to kick.'

Source Notes

TheFA.com
UEFA.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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