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Saturday, 26 May 1979
Home International Championship 1978-79 (84th) Match

England 3 Scotland 1 [1-1]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Scotland Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 98,000/100,000;
Kick-off: 3.00pm BST
Live on BBC (UK) -
Commentator: David Coleman. Also live on ITV (UK) - Commentator:Brian Moore and Jackie Charlton

Scotland - John Wark (26)
England - Peter Barnes, Steve Coppell, Kevin Keegan
 
Results 1975-1980

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Match Summary

Officials from Portugal

England

Type

Scotland

Referee (-) - A. Garrido
x (-).

Linesmen - P. Luis and M. Pires

Reserve Linesman - D, Vickers, Essex

Teams presented to The Rt. Hon. The Lord Westwood, F.C.I.S., J.P., F.A. Hon-Vice President.

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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: Kevin Keegan, thirteenth captaincy Manager: Ronald Greenwood, 57 (11 November 1921), appointed as caretaker 17 August 1977, permanent on 17 December 1977,
16th match, W 11 - D 4 - L 1 - F 30 - A 10.
England Lineup
1       G     GA
2 Neal, Philip J. 28 20 February 1951 RB Liverpool FC 18 3
3 Mills, Michael D. 30 4 January 1949 LB Ipswich Town FC 24 0
4 Thompson, Philip B. 25 21 January 1954 RHB Liverpool FC 12 1
5 Watson, David V. 32 5 October 1946 CHB Manchester City FC 41 2
6 Wilkins, Raymond C. 22 14 September 1956 M Chelsea FC 21 0
7 Keegan, J. Kevin 28 14 February 1951 OR SV Hamburger, Germany 43 13
8              
9 Latchford, Robert D. 28 18 January 1951 CF Everton FC 10 5
10 Brooking, Trevor D. 30 2 October 1948 IL West Ham United FC 28 1
11              
England Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Scotland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 15th
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: Jock Stein
Scotland Lineup
1       G     GA
2              
3              
4 Wark, John            
5              
6              
7              
8              
9              
10              
11              
Scotland Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Scotland took a twenty-sixth minute lead through John Wark as they put England on the rack in the first-half and it was against the run of play when Peter Barnes equalised. A couple of stunning saves by Ray Clemence lifted England's confidence and they bossed the second-half, with goals from Steve Coppell and Kevin Keegan giving them the Home Championship. One of the highlights was a save by Ray Clemence rated as good as any seen at Wembley. Joe Jordan hammered in a first-half shot from twenty yards which took a huge deflection off the head of Dave Watson. Clemence was committed to diving to his left to save the original shot, and somehow managed to twist in mid-air and turn the ball off target with his right fist.  It helped wipe out the memory of his gifted goal to Kenny Dalglish in a previous game against the Scots.

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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