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Wednesday, 12 September 1979
European Championship 1980 Group One Qualification Match

England 1 Denmark 0 [1-0]


Match Summary
England Squad
Denmark Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 88,000 to 90,000;
Kick-off: 7.45pm BST

England - Kevin Keegan (17)
Results 1975-1980

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Match Summary

Officials from Portugal




Referee (-) - Cesar da Luz Dias Correia
x (-).

Linesmen - Mario Luis and J. de Almeida

Reserve Linesman - E.J. Scales, Herfordshire

Teams presented to Mr Hector Munro, J.P., M.P., Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State.

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England Team



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: Kevin Keegan, sixteenth captaincy Manager: Ronald Greenwood, 57 (11 November 1921), appointed as caretaker 17 August 1977, permanent on 12 December 1977,
20th match, W 13 - D 5 - L 2 - F 37 - A 14.
England Lineup
1 Clemence, Raymond     G     GA
2 Neal, Philip J. 28 20 February 1951 RB Liverpool FC 21 3
3 Mills, Michael D. 30 4 January 1949 LB Ipswich Town FC 27 0
4 Thompson, Philip B. 25 21 January 1954 RHB Liverpool FC 16 1
5 Watson, David V. 32 5 October 1946 CHB SV Werder Bremen, Germany 45 3
6 Wilkins, Raymond C. 22 14 September 1956 M Manchester United FC 25 1
7 Keegan, J. Kevin 28 14 February 1951 OR SV Hamburger, Germany 47 16
8 Coppell, Steven            
9 McDermott, Terence 27 8 December 1951 M Liverpool FC 6 0
10 Brooking, Trevor D. 30 2 October 1948 IL West Ham United FC 32 1
11 Barnes, Peter            

unused substitutes:

4-3-3 -


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


Denmark Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 50th
Colours: Made by Hummel - Red v-necked jerseys with white Hummel chevron trim/collar/cuffs, white shorts with red Hummel chevron trim, red socks with white Hummel double chevron
Capt: Stan Ziegler Manager: Josef Piontek, 39, appointed 1 July 1979;
Denmark Lineup
1 Jensen, Birger     G     GA
2 Hojgaard, Ole            
3 Busk, Soren            
4 Ziegler, Sten            
5 Olsen, Morten            
6 Lerby, Soren            
7 Arnesen, Frank            
8 Nielsen, Benny, off 67th min.            
9 Munk-Jensen, Henning            
10 Simonsen, Allan            
11 ElKjśr, Preben, off 80th min.            
Denmark Substitutes
1 Bertelsen, Jens Jorn, on 67th min. for Nielsen            
1 Bjerg, Ove Flindt, on 80th min. for ElKjśr            

unused substitutes:

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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

England took an important step towards qualifying for the final stages of the European championship finals with this narrow win over the Danes. Kevin Keegan, shaking off the handicap of a recurring leg injury, scored the only goal of the match with a left foot volley after a driving right wing run by Phil Neal in the eighteenth minute. Ron Greenwood settled for a 4-3-3 formation, with Terry McDermott joining Ray Wilkins and Trevor Brooking in midfield. They narrowly won the struggle for midfield supremacy, and Brooking found time to push forward to support Keegan in his bustling, trademark runs that made him a constant menace to the Danish defence. The Danes had an exceptional player in Barcelona forward Allan Simonsen, but luckily for England his team-mates were not in the same class and squandered several chances that he created.

Source Notes

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