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527 vs. Northern Ireland
528
529 vs. Wales

Saturday, 19 May 1979
Home International Championship 1978-79 (84th) Match

Northern Ireland 0 England 2 [0-2]
 

 

Match Summary
Northern Ireland Squad
England Squad

Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, county Antrim
Attendance: 35,000;
Kick-off: tbc BST

England - Dave Watson (11), Steve Coppell (14)
 
Results 1975-1980

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

 

Match Summary

Officials

Northern Ireland

Type

England

Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

Northern Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 26th to 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: Bryan Hamilton Manager: Robert Dennis Blanchflower, 53 (10 February 1926), appointed October 1976.
nineteenth match, W 5 - D 4 - L 10 - F 16 - A 27.
Northern Ireland Lineup
1 Jennings, Patrick A. 33 12 June 1945 G Arsenal FC, England 77 95 GA
2 Rice, Patrick J. 30 17 March 1949 RB Arsenal FC, England 45 0
3 Nelson, Samuel 30 1 April 1949 LB Arsenal FC, England 37 1
4 Nicholl, James M. 22 28 December 1956
born in Hamilton, Canada
RHB Manchester United FC, England 20 0
5 Nicholl, Christopher J. 33 12 October 1945
born in Wilmslow, England
CHB Southampton FC, England 21 2
6 Moreland, Victor, off 21 15 June 1957 LHB Derby County FC, England 3 0
7 Hamilton, Bryan 32 21 December 1946 OR Millwall FC, England 45 3
8 Caskey, William T. 25 12 October 1953 IR Derby County FC, England 4 1
9 Armstrong, Gerald J. 24 23 May 1954 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 14 4
10 McIlroy, Samuel B. 24 2 August 1954 IL Manchester United FC, England 35 2
11 Cochrane, Terence G., off 26 23 January 1953 OL Middlesbrough FC, England 10 0
Northern Ireland Substitutes
1? McGrath, R. Christopher, on for Moreland 24 29 November 1954 LHB Manchester United FC, England 21 4
1? Spence, Derek W., on for Cochrane 27 18 January 1952 CF Blackpool FC, England 20 2

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 27.3 Appearances/Goals 28.3 1.2

 

England Team

 

Rank:

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: Mick Mills, second captaincy Manager: Ronald Greenwood, 57 (11 November 1921), appointed as caretaker 17 August 1977, permanent on 17 December 1977,
14th match, W 10 - D 3 - L 1 - F 27 - A 9.
England Lineup
1       G     GA
2 Neal, Philip J. 28 20 February 1951 RB Liverpool FC 17 3
3 Mills, Michael D. 30 4 January 1949 LB Ipswich Town FC 23 0
4 Thompson, Philip B. 25 21 January 1954 RHB Liverpool FC 11 1
5 Watson, David V. 32 5 October 1946 CHB Manchester City FC 39 2
6 Wilkins, Raymond C. 22 14 September 1956 M Chelsea FC 19 0
7              
8              
9 Latchford, Robert D. 28 18 January 1951 CF Everton FC 8 5
10 McDermott, Terence 27 8 December 1951 M Liverpool FC 3 0
11              
England Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Dave Watson and Steve Coppell each scored in the first fifteen minutes to sink Northern Ireland in this Home Championship match. England missed the prolific partnership that had been developing between Kevin Keegan and Trevor Brooking, and they lacked the drive and direction that had put them so in command against the Irish at Wembley three months earlier. The victory gave England a huge psychological advantage with a crucial European championship match scheduled for the autumn.

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)
Northern Ireland's Footballing Greats

Norman Giller
, Football Author

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CG