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Tuaisceart Éireann

 

 
540 vs. Wales
541
542 vs. Scotland

Tuesday, 20 May 1980
Home International Championship 1979-80 (85th) Match

England 1 Northern Ireland 1 [0-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Northern Ireland Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 33,676;
Kick-off: 7.45pm BST

England - Noel Brotherston (own goal deflected in from a Johnson shot 79)
Northern Ireland - Terry Cochrane (six yard slide in 82)
 
Results 1975-1980

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Match Summary

Officials from Wales

England

Type

Northern Ireland

Referee (-) - Gwyn P. Owen
x (-).

Linesmen - B. Davies and A.J. Phillips

Reserve Linesman - H. Bishop

Teams presented to Lt. general Sir James Wilson, K.B.E., M.C., F.A. Hon-Vice President

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England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 4th
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: Emlyn Hughes, 23rd and final captaincy   Manager: Ronald Greenwood, 58 (11 November 1921), appointed as caretaker 17 August 1977, permanent on 17 December 1977,
27th match, W 18 - D 6 - L 3 - F 53 - A 21.
England Lineup
1 Corrigan     G Manchester City   GA
2 Cherry       Leeds    
3 Sansom, Kenneth G. 21 26 September 1958 LB Crystal Palace FC 6 0
4 Hughes       Wolverhampton Wanderers    
5 Watson, David V. 33 5 October 1946 CHB Southampton FC 51 4
6 Wilkins, Raymond C. 23 14 September 1956 M Manchester United FC 31 1
7 Reeves, Kevin P., off 70th min. 22 20 October 1957 F Manchester City FC 2 0
8 McDermott, Terence 28 8 December 1951 M Liverpool FC 9 0
9 Johnson, David E. 28 23 October 1951 CF Liverpool FC 6 5
10 Brooking, Trevor D. 31 2 October 1948 IL West Ham United FC 36 1
11 Devonshire       West Ham United    
England Substitutes
1 Mariner, Paul, on 70th min. for Reeves 26 22 May 1953 CF Ipswich Town FC 7 2

unused substitutes:

-

team notes:

Trevor Brooking replaced Bryan Robson, who was named in the team earlier in the day. His foot injury prevented him from taking his place.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Northern Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 30th to 27th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Green v-necked collared jerseys with white Adidas trim/collars/cuffs, white shorts with green Adidas trim, green socks with white Adidas trim.
Capt:   Manager: William Laurence Bingham, 48 (5 August 1931), second spell re-appointed in March 1980 (also manager October 1967-May 1971),
this spell - third match, W 1 - D 2 - L 0 - F 2 - A 1.
overall, 23rd match, W 9 - D 5 - L 9 - F 26 - A 23.
Northern Ireland Lineup
1 Platt, James A. 28 26 January 1952 G Middlesbrough FC, England 6 4 GA
2 Nicholl, James M. 23 28 December 1956
born in Hamilton, Canada
RB Manchester United FC, England 28 0
3 Donaghy, Malachy M. 22 13 September 1957 LB Luton Town AFC, England 2 0
4 Nicholl, Christopher J. 34 12 October 1945
born in Wilmslow, England
RHB Southampton FC, England 26 2
5 O'Neill, John P. 22 11 March 1958 CHB Leicester City FC, England 3 0
6 Cassidy, Thomas A., off 70th min. 29 18 November 1950 LHB Newcastle United FC, England 16 1
7 McIlroy, Samuel B. 25 2 August 1954 OR Manchester United FC, England 43 2
14 Hamilton, William R., off 70th min. 23 9 May 1957 IR Burnley FC, England 3 1
9 Armstrong, Gerald J. 25 23 May 1954 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 22 5
10 Finney, Thomas 27 6 November 1952 IL Cambridge United FC, England 11 2
11 Brotherston, Noel 23 18 November 1956 OL Blackburn Rovers FC, England 2 0
Northern Ireland Substitutes
- McCreery, David, on 70th min. for Hamilton 22 16 September 1957 M Queen's Park Rangers FC, England 27 0
8 Cochrane, Terence G., on 70th min. for Cassidy 27 23 January 1953 OL Middlesbrough FC, England 12 1

unused substitutes:

-

team notes:

Manager Billy Bingham played for Northern Ireland against England on thirteen seperate occasions from 1951 until 1963, scoring one in 1959. He also managed the country against England 1967-1971.
 
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Averages:

Age 25.5 Appearances/Goals 14.7 1.1

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Ron Greenwood made sweeping changes - nine in all - following the demoralising defeat by Wales, and Alan Devonshire came in for his debut. An undistinguished game seemed set for a goalless draw until David Johnson forced the ball into the Irish net in the eighty-first minute. Northern Ireland equalised just a minute later when substitute Cochrane rammed the ball past the previously redundant Joe Corrigan.  The team play that had been such a feature against Argentina just a week earlier was non-existent against the Irish, who fully deserved their draw in a game that rarely got out of a midfield rut.

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)
Northern Ireland's Footballing Greats

Norman Giller
, Football Author

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