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528 vs. Northern Ireland
529
530 vs. Scotland

Wednesday, 23 May 1979
Home International Championship 1978-79 (84th) Match

England 0 Wales 0 [0-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Wales Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 70,220/74,000;
Kick-off: tbc BST

 
 
Results 1975-1980

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

 

Match Summary

Officials from Northern Ireland

England

Type

Wales

Referee (-) - Malcolm Moffatt
x (-).

Linesmen - T. Perry and R. Stewart

Reserve Linesman - D.J. Simmons, Surrey

Teams presented to HRH The Duke of Kent, F.A. President

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

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 4th to 6th
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, 21st captaincy Manager: Ronald Greenwood, 57 (11 November 1921), appointed as caretaker 17 August 1977, permanent on 17 December 1977,
15th match, W 10 - D 4 - L 1 - F 27 - A 9.
England Lineup
1       G     GA
2              
3 Sansom, Kenneth G. 20 26 September 1958 LB Crystal Palace FC 1 0
4 Wilkins, Raymond C., off 75th min. 22 14 September 1956 M Chelsea FC 20 0
5 Watson, David V. 32 5 October 1946 CHB Manchester City FC 40 2
6              
7 Keegan, J. Kevin 28 14 February 1951 OR SV Hamburger, Germany 42 12
8              
9 Latchford, Robert D., off 68th min. 28 18 January 1951 CF Everton FC 9 5
10 McDermott, Terence 27 8 December 1951 M Liverpool FC 4 0
11              
England Substitutes
1? Brooking, Trevor D., on 75th min. for WIlkins 30 2 October 1948 IL West Ham United FC 27 1

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Wales Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 18th to 17th
Colours: Made by Admiral - Red collared jerseys with yellow/green Admiral tramlines, red shorts with yellow/green Admiral tramlines, red socks with yellow/green striped tops.
Capt:   Manager: Michael Smith
Wales Lineup
1       G     GA
2              
3              
4              
5              
6              
7              
8              
9              
10              
11              
Wales Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

England created enough chances to have won comfortably, but their finishing was weak and wayward. Kenny Sansom played in the first of his 86 international matches, making him the most capped England full-back of all time. West Bromwich Albion winger Laurie Cunningham also made his debut. The inventive Trevor Brooking brought fresh lines of attack when he substituted for Tony Currie, but the forwards continued to hit and miss. 'Our finishing,' said Greenwood, 'left a lot to be desired, but I was pleased with our commitment.'

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