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Wednesday, 6 February 1980
European Championship 1980 Group One Qualification Match

England 2 Republic of Ireland 0 [1-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Republic of Ireland Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 90,299/91,043;
Kick-off: 7.45pm GMT

England - Kevin Keegan (34, 74)
 
Results 1975-1980

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Match Summary

Officials from GDR

England

Type

Republic of Ireland

Referee (-) - Klaus Scheurell
x (-).

Linesmen - W. Hermann and W. Henning

Reserve Linesman - D.H. Nevin, Surrey County F.A.

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

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England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 3rd
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, eighteenth captaincy Manager: Ronald Greenwood, 58 (11 November 1921), appointed as caretaker 17 August 1977, permanent on 17 December 1977,
23rd match, W 16 - D 5 - L 2 - F 46 - A 15.
England Lineup
1 Clemence, Raymond     G     GA
2 Cherry, Trevor            
3 Sansom, Kenneth G. 21 26 September 1958 LB Crystal Palace FC 3 0
4 Thompson, Philip B. 26 21 January 1954 RHB Liverpool FC 19 1
5 Watson, David V. 33 5 October 1946 CHB Southampton FC 48 4
6 Robson, Bryan 23 11 January 1957 M West Bromwich Albion FC 1 0
7 Keegan, J. Kevin 28 14 February 1951 OR SV Hamburger, Germany 49 18
8 McDermott, Terence 28 8 December 1951 M Liverpool FC 8 0
9 Johnson, David E., off 60th min. 28 23 October 1951 CF Liverpool FC 4 3
10 Woodcock, Anthony S. 24 6 December 1955 F 1. FC Köln eV, Germany 8 2
11 Curringham, Laurence            
England Substitutes
1 Coppell, Steven, on 60th min. for Johnson            

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Republic of Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 31st
Colours: Made by O'Niells - Green collared jerseys with white sleeve trim and collars/cuffs trimmed with green, white shorts with green side trim, green socks with white trimmed tops.
Capt:   Manager: John Giles
Republic of Ireland Lineup
1 Peyton, Gerald, off 60th min.     G     GA
2 Hughton. Christopher            
3 Grimes, Ashley            
4 Lawrenson, Mark            
5 O'Leary, David, off 69th min.            
6 Brady, Liam            
7 Daly, Gerald            
8 Grealish, Anthony            
9 Heighway, Steven            
10 Stapleton, Frank            
11 O'Brien, Francis            
Republic of Ireland Substitutes
1 Healey, Ronald, on 60th min. for Peyton            
1 O'Leary, Pierce, on 69th min. for D.O'Leary            

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

A goal in each half by the buzzing Kevin Keegan sank the Irish in this final European championship qualifier. England played with pace and power for an hour but their rhythm was upset when David Johnson - recalled after five years in the international wilderness - had to go off following a sickening clash of heads that caused a long delay. It was Keegan's speed, energy and improvisation that gave England a decisive edge, and Laurie Cunningham also caused problems to the Irish defence with a procession of cleverly flighted corners. A feature of a generally uneventful match was the forceful debut of West Bromwich Albion midfield player Bryan Robson.

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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