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Saturday, 23 May 1981
Home International Championship 1980-81 (86th) Match

England 0 Scotland 1 [0-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Scotland Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 90,000;
Kick-off: 3.00pm BST
Live on BBC (UK) -
Commentator: John Motson. Also live on ITV (UK) - Commentator: Brian Moore

Scotland - John Robertson (penalty 65)
 
Results 1980-1985

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Match Summary

Officials from France

England

Type

Scotland

Referee (-) - Robert Wurtz
x (-).

Linesmen - G. Testart and S. Vaissiere.

Reserve Linesman - M. Dimblebee, Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Teams presented to His Grace The Duke of Marlborough, D.L., F.A. Hon-Vice President

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
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  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 7th to 10th
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: Dave Watson, third and final captaincy Manager: Ronald Greenwood, 59 (11 November 1921), appointed as caretaker 17 August 1977, permanent on 17 December 1977,
40th match, W 23 - D 9 - L 8 - F 68 - A 32.
England Lineup
1       G     GA
2              
3 Sansom, Kenneth G. 22 26 September 1958 LB Arsenal FC 17 0
4 Wilkins, Raymond C. 24 14 September 1956 M Manchester United FC 40 2
5 Watson, David V., off 46th min. 34 5 October 1946 CHB Southampton FC 61 4
6 Robson, Bryan 24 11 January 1957 M West Bromwich Albion FC 10 0
7              
8 Hoddle, Glenn 23 27 October 1957 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 7 3
9 Withe, Peter 29 30 August 1951 CF Aston Villa FC 3 0
10 Rix, Graham 23 13 October 1957 M Arsenal FC 6 0
11 Woodcock, Anthony S., off 46th min. 25 6 December 1955 F 1. FC Köln eV, Germany 19 6
England Substitutes
14 Martin, Alvin E., on 46th min. for Watson 22 29 July 1958 CD West Ham United FC 2 0
1? Francis, on 46th min. for Woodcock            

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Scotland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 21st to 16th
Colours: Made by Umbro - Navy collared jerseys with white collars/cuffs and Umbro diamond trim, white shorts with navy Umbro diamond trim, red socks with white Umbro diamond trim.
Capt:   Manager: Jock Stein
Scotland Lineup
1       G     GA
2              
3 McGrain, Daniel            
4              
5              
6              
7              
8 Jordan, Joseph            
9              
10              
11              
Scotland Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

A sixty-fifth minute penalty by Nottingham Forest winger John Robertson won this match for Scotland as England continued their miserable form in front of goal. England argued that they should have had a penalty at the opposite end when substitute Trevor Francis was pulled down by Willie Miller, but the French referee waved play on. England's goal famine was now becoming a national joke, and manager Ron Greenwood was being held up to ridicule. A true gentleman of the game, Greenwood found it all extremely distasteful but retained his dignity and refused to get involved in slanging matches with the tabloid reporters taking pot shots at him.

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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