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Argentina

 

 
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Tuesday, 13 May 1980
International Friendly Match

England 3 Argentina 1 [1-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Argentina Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 92,000;
Kick-off: 7.45pm BST

England - David Johnson (41, 50), Kevin Keegan (69)
Argentina - Daniel Passarella (penalty 54)
England's second was the fiftieth goal under Greenwood
 
Results 1975-1980

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

 

Match Summary

Officials from Scotland

England

Type

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Referee (-) - Brian McGinlay
x (-), Glasgow.

Linesmen - D.F.T. Symee, Glasgow, Glasgow and T. Muirhead, Lambert

Reserve Linesman - M.J. Taylor, Hertfordshire.

Teams presented to Sir Stanley Rous, C.B.E.,F.I.F.A. Hon Life-President, F.A. Hon-Vice Presidentt

Three substitutes maybe used at the request of the Argentine FA and to the agreement of The FA.

  Goal Attempts  
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England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 2nd
Colours: The 1980 Admiral home uniform - White v-necked jerseys with royal blue/red shoulder panels, royal blue shorts with red side stripe and white seam, white socks with red/blue tops.
Capt: Kevin Keegan, twentieth captaincy   Manager: Ronald Greenwood, 58 (11 November 1921), appointed as caretaker 17 August 1977, permanent on 17 December 1977,
25th match, W 18 - D 5 - L 2 - F 51 - A 16.
England Lineup
1 Clemence, Raymond 31   G Liverpool FC  47 0
2 Neal, Philip J., off 76th min. 29 20 February 1951 RB Liverpool FC 24 3
3 Sansom, Kenneth G. 21 26 September 1958 LB Crystal Palace FC 4 0
4 Thompson, Philip B. 26 21 January 1954 RHB Liverpool FC 21 1
5 Watson, David V. 33 5 October 1946 CHB Southampton FC 50 4
6 Wilkins, Raymond C. 23 14 September 1956 M Manchester United FC 29 1
7 Keegan, J. Kevin 29 14 February 1951 OR SV Hamburger, Germany 51 19
8 Coppell, Stephen 24   M Manchester United FC  20  
9 Johnson, David E., off 76th min. 28 23 October 1951 CF Liverpool FC 5 5
10 Woodcock, Anthony S. 24 6 December 1955 F 1. FC Köln eV, Germany 10 3
11 Kennedy, Raymond, off 72nd min 28 28 July 1951 M Liverpool FC 14 3
England Substitutes
14 Brooking, Trevor D., on 72nd min. for Kennedy 31 2 October 1948 IL West Ham United FC 34 1
12 Cherry, Trevor, on 76th min. for Neal      RB Leeds United AFC     
16 Birtles, Garry, on 76th min. for Johnson        Nottingham Forest FC  1 0

unused substitutes:

13-Peter Shilton, 15-Peter Barnes.  
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Argentina Team

 
Current World Champions Colours: Made by Le Coq Sportif - Sky blue and white broad striped crew necked jerseys, black shorts with white side trim, black socks.

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 6th
Capt: Daniel Passarella  Manager: Cesar Luis Menotti 
Argentina Lineup
1 Fillol, Ubaldo M. 29   G River Plate  19 GA
2 Van Tuyne, Jose 25   CD Rosario Central  7  
3 Tarantini, Alberto 24   LB River Plate  39  
4 Olguin, Jorge 26   RB Independiente  38  
5 Gallego, Americo 25   M Newell's Old Boys  51  
6 Passarella, Daniel 26   CD River Plate  36  
7 Santamaria            
8 Barbas, Juan 20   M Racing  9  
9 Luque, Leopoldo J. 31   CF River Plate  39  
10 Maradona, Diego A. 19   F Argentinos Juniors  12  
11 Valencia, Jose D. 24   M Talleres  22  
Argentina Substitutes
16 Ischia             
15 Diaz             

unused substitutes:

12-Baley, 13-Ocano, 14-Fren, 15-Diaz 
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

World champions Argentina - including the great Maradona - were often chased off their feet by an England team playing above itself. David Johnson, recalled in place of injured Trevor Francis, scored either side of the half-time interval to give England a commanding 2-0 lead.  Maradona, who had decorated the match with a series of typically explosive runs, was brought down by Kenny Sansom in the fifty-fourth minute and Daniel Passarella scored from the penalty spot. Kevin Keegan then showed why he had been voted European Footballer of the Year for a second successive season when he crashed a low shot into the net after combining with Johnson and Coppell to restore England's two-goal lead. It was a magnificent team performance, and in no way disrupted by three substitutions that brought Trevor Brooking, Trevor Cherry and Garry Birtles into the action. 'This is the standard that we must try to maintain,' said a highly satisfied Ron Greenwood. 

Source Notes

TheFA.com
Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks
ESPN Sport Classics
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