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Wednesday, 1 June 1983
Home International Championship 1982-83 (88th) Match

England 2 Scotland 0 [0-0]
 

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance:
84,000;
Kick-off: 7.45pm BST
Live on BBC (England & Wales) -
Commentator: John Motson, live on BBC (Scotland) - Commentator: Archie McPherson and Alex Ferguson

England - Bryan Robson (13), Gordon Cowans (52) Match Summary
England Squad
Scotland Squad
 
Results 1980-1985

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Match Summary

Officials from Sweden

England

Type

Scotland

Referee (-) - Erik Fredriksson
x (-).

Linesmen - Hans Harrysson and Ian Almqvist.

Reserve Linesman - B. O'Leary, Essex.

Teams presented to H.R.H. Princess Alexandra, The Hon. Mrs Angus Ogilvy.

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England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 3rd
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: Bryan Robson, third captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 50 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
9th match, W 5 - D 3 - L 1 - F 21 - A 5.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 33 18 September 1949 G Southampton FC 50 33 GA
2 Neal, Philip J. 32 20 February 1951 RB Liverpool FC 47 5
3 Sansom, Kenneth G. 24 26 September 1958 LB Arsenal FC 35 0
4 Lee, Samuel 24 7 February 1959 M Liverpool FC 6 1
5 Roberts, Graham P. 23 3 July 1959 CD Tottenham Hotspur FC 2 0
6 Butcher, Terence I. 24 28 December 1958
born in Singapore
CD Ipswich Town FC 16 1
7 Robson, Bryan, injured off 23rd min. 26 11 January 1957 M Manchester United FC 27 7
8 Francis, Trevor            
9 Withe, Peter, off 46th min. 31 30 August 1951 CF Aston Villa FC 9 1
10 Hoddle, Glenn 25 27 October 1957 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 16 5
11 Cowans, Gordon S. 24 27 October 1958 M Aston Villa FC 4 1
England Substitutes
14 Mabbutt, Gary V., on 23rd min. for Robson 21 23 August 1961 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 8 0
15 Blissett, Luther, on 46th min. for Withe            

unused substitutes:

12-Russell Osman, 13-Ray Clemence, 16-John Barnes.

team notes:

Manager Bobby Robson played for England against Scotland in April 1961, when he also scored his third England goal.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Scotland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 14th
Colours: Made by Umbro - Navy v-neck jerseys with white collars/cuffs/piping, white shorts with navy trim, red socks with white Umbro diamond trim.
Capt: Graeme Souness Manager: Jock Stein
Scotland Lineup
1 Leighton, Jim     G     GA
2 Gough, Richard            
3 Gray, Frank            
4 Narey, David            
5 McLeish, Alexander            
6 Miller, William            
7 Strachan, Gordon            
8 Souness, Graeme            
9 Gray, Andrew            
10 Nicholas, Charles            
11 Bannon, Eamonn            
Scotland Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

12-Billy Thompson, 13-Paul Hegarty, 14-Alan Brazil, 15-John Wark, 16-Tommy Burns.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Skipper Bryan Robson gave England the lead in the thirteenth minute with a carbon copy of the goal he scored in the opening seconds of the World Cup, forcing the ball into the net from close range after Terry Butcher headed on a Kenny Sansom throw. Robson limped off with a groin injury ten minutes later, but England continued to dominate in midfield and schemer Gordon Cowans turned scorer in the fifty-fourth minute to clinch victory and the British championship. Sammy Lee and Trevor Francis each had 'goals' disallowed. Goalkeeper Peter Shilton marked his fiftieth international appearance with a wonderful diving save that prevented Scotland's best player, Gordon Strachan, from pulling a goal back.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
Original newspaper reports
Official Teamsheet
Matchday Programme
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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