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Wednesday, 19 November 1980
World Cup 1982 UEFA Group Four Qualification Match

England 2 Switzerland 1 [2-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Switzerland Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 70,000;
Kick-off: 7.45pm GMT

England - Tanner (own goal), Paul Mariner (33)
Switzerland - Pfister
 
Results 1980-1985

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

 

Match Summary

Officials from Netherlands

England

Type

Switzerland

Referee (-) - Jan N.I. Keizer
x (-).

Linesmen - E. Mulder and C.A. Bakker

Reserve Linesman - J.C. Deakin, Royal Air Force F.A.

Teams presented to The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Robert A.K. Runcie, M.C.

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
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  Possession  

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 5th
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: Mick Mills, third captaincy Manager: Ronald Greenwood, 59 (11 November 1921), appointed as caretaker 17 August 1977, permanent on 17 December 1977,
35th match, W 23 - D 7 - L 5 - F 67 - A 28.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 31 18 September 1949 G Nottingham Forest FC 33 27 GA
2 Neal, Philip J. 29 20 February 1951 RB Liverpool FC 29 3
3 Sansom, Kenneth G. 22 26 September 1958 LB Arsenal FC 12 0
4 Robson, Bryan 23 11 January 1957 M West Bromwich Albion FC 5 0
5 Watson, David V. 34 5 October 1946 CHB Southampton FC 58 4
6 Mills, Michael D. 31 4 January 1949 CD Ipswich Town FC 31 0
7 Coppell, Steven            
8 McDermott, Terence 28 8 December 1951 M Liverpool FC 15 2
9 Mariner, Paul 27 22 May 1953 CF Ipswich Town FC 13 5
10 Brooking, Trevor D., off 82nd min 32 2 October 1948 IL West Ham United FC 40 3
11 Woodcock, Anthony S. 24 6 December 1955 F 1. FC Köln eV, Germany 16 6
England Substitutes
1 Rix, Graham, on 82nd min. for Brooking 23 13 October 1957 M Arsenal FC 3 0

unused substitutes:

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- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Switzerland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 55th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Red crew necked short-sleeved jerseys with white Adidas trim/collars, white shorts with red Adidas side trim, white socks with red Adidas trim.
Capt: Rene Botteron Manager: Leo Walker, appointed April 1979
Switzerland Lineup
1       G     GA
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11              
Switzerland Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

England were leading comfortably 2-0 at half-time through goals by Tony Woodcock (a deflected shot) and Paul Mariner, and there was no hint of the way the pendulum of play would swing Switzerland's way in the second-half of this crucial World Cup qualifier. Trevor Brooking, who had been dominant in midfield, started feeling the effects of an old injury and when his output dropped England began to struggle to contain a suddenly lively Swiss side. A long period of Swiss pressure was finally rewarded when Pfister drove a scorching shot wide of Peter Shilton, and England clung on desperately for a victory that revived their World Cup hopes.

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