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Wednesday, 15 October 1980
World Cup 1982 UEFA Group Four Qualification Match

Romania 2 England 1 [1-0]
 

 

Match Summary
Romania Squad
England Squad

Stadionul 23 August, Sector 2, Bucureşti
Attendance:
75,000/80,000;
Kick-off: tbc BST

Romania - Răducanu (36), Iordănescu (penalty 75)
England - Tony Woodcock (64)
 
Results 1980-1985

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

 

Match Summary

Officials

Romania

Type

England

Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

Romania Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 21st to 19th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Yellow jerseys with red/blue Adidas trim, blue shorts with yellow/red Adidas trim, blue socks with yellow Adidas trim.
Capt:   Manager:  
Romania Lineup
1       G     GA
2              
3              
4              
5              
6              
7              
8              
9              
10              
11              
Romania Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 3rd to 4th
Colours: The 1980 Admiral home jersey - White v-necked jerseys with royal blue/red shoulder panels, white shorts with red side stripe, white socks with red/blue tops.
Capt: Phil Thompson, fifth captaincy Manager: Ronald Greenwood, 58 (11 November 1921), appointed as caretaker 17 August 1977, permanent on 17 December 1977,
34th match, W 22 - D 7 - L 5 - F 65 - A 27.
England Lineup
1       G     GA
2 Neal, Philip J. 29 20 February 1951 RB Liverpool FC 28 3
3 Sansom, Kenneth G. 22 26 September 1958 LB Arsenal FC 11 0
4 Thompson, Philip B. 26 21 January 1954 RHB Liverpool FC 28 1
5 Watson, David V. 34 5 October 1946 CHB Southampton FC 57 4
6 Robson, Bryan 23 11 January 1957 M West Bromwich Albion FC 4 0
7 Rix, Graham 23 13 October 1957 M Arsenal FC 2 0
8 McDermott, Terence 28 8 December 1951 M Liverpool FC 14 2
9              
10 Woodcock, Anthony S. 24 6 December 1955 F 1. FC Köln eV, Germany 15 6
11 Gates, Eric L., off 46th min. 25 28 June 1955 M Ipswich Town FC 2 0
England Substitutes
16 Cunningham, Laurie P.            

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

A controversial penalty decided this game in the seventy fifth minute and dealt a severe blow to England's hopes of qualifying for the World Cup finals. Kenny Sansom angrily protested his innocence after his tackle on Iordanescu had been ruled a foul. The Romanian picked himself up and scored the winning goal from the penalty spot. England had just been getting on top after Tony Woodcock scored in the sixty-sixth minute following a neat exchange of passes with Garry Birtles. Romania had their best moments in the first-half and scored at the peak of their pressure through Raducanu in the thirty-sixth minute.

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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CG