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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 Robson fouled Archibald)
 
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

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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
Ray Wilkins, second half
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 Corrigan, Joseph T. 32 18 November 1948 G Manchester City FC 7 4ᵍᵃ
2 Anderson, Vivian A. 24 29 July 1956 RB Nottingham Forest FC 8 0
BME most apps
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 Coppell, Stephen J. 25 9 July 1955 RM Manchester United FC 31 6
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 Woodcock, Anthony S., off 46th min. 25 6 December 1955 F 1. FC Köln eV, Germany 19 6
11 Rix, Graham 23 13 October 1957 M Arsenal FC 6 0
England Substitutes
14 Martin, Alvin E., on 46th min. for Watson 22 29 July 1958 CD West Ham United FC 2 1 0
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16 Francis, Trevor J., on 46th min. for Woodcock 27 19 April 1954 AM Nottingham Forest FC 21 16 5
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unused substitutes:

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substitute notes:

Trevor Francis becomes the fifth player to be a substitute for England on five separate occasions, following Malcolm Macdonald, Dave Thomas, Trevor Brooking and Paul Mariner.

records:

England fail to score at Wembley for four matches in a row for the first time.
The five matches without victory at Wembley equals a record set in 1972-73.
 
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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: Danny McGrain Manager: Jock Stein
Scotland Lineup
1 Rough, Alan R.   25 November 1951 G     ᵍᵃ
2 Stewart, Raymond S.M.   7 September 1959 RB      
3 McGrain, Daniel F.   1 May 1950        
14 Gray, Frank T.   27 October 1954 LB      
5 McLeish, Alexander   21 January 1959        
13 Miller, William F.   2 May 1955        
7 Provan David A. off 80th min.   8 May 1956        
8 Archibald, Steven 27 September 1956
9 Jordan, Joseph   15 December 1951        
10 Hartford, R. Asa, injured off 25th min   24 October 1950        
11 Robertson, John N.   20 January 1953        
Scotland Substitutes
15 Narey, David, on 25th min. for Hartford   12 June 1956        
19 Sturrock, Paul W., on 80th min. for Provan   10 October 1956        

unused substitutes:

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team notes:

The Scotland team had the surnames emblazoned on the back of the shirts.
 
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    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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