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587 vs. Wales

Wednesday, 4 April 1984
Home International Championship 1983-84 (89th &
Final) Match

England 1 Northern Ireland 0 [1-0]
 

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance:
24,000;
Kick-off: 7.45pm BST

England - Tony Woodcock (headed into an empty net after Platt saved an Anderson shot 49) Match Summary
England Squad
Northern Ireland Squad
 
Results 1980-1985

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Match Summary

Officials from Wales

England

Type

Northern Ireland

Referee (-) - Ronald Bridges
x (-).

Linesmen - R. Gifford and L. Loosemore

Reserve Official - D.A. Brunning, Kent.

Teams presented to Mr Harry H. Cavan, O.B.E., Irish F.A. President

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

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 3rd
Colours: The 1984 Umbro home uniform - White v-necked jersey with shadow pin-stripes, blue collar/cuffs with white/red trim and thin blue stripe along shoulder, blue shorts, with white seams with blue/red trim, white socks with blue Umbro diamond trim.
Capt: Bryan Robson, seventh captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 51 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
17th match, W 9 - D 5 - L 3 - F 31 - A 9.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 34 18 September 1949 G Southampton FC 57 37 GA
2 Anderson     RB Nottingham Forest    
3 Kennedy, Alan P. 29 31 August 1954 LB Liverpool FC 1 0
4 Lee, Samuel 25 7 February 1959 M Liverpool FC 12 2
5 Roberts, Graham P. 24 3 July 1959 CD Tottenham Hotspur FC 4 0
6 Butcher, Terence I. 25 28 December 1958
born in Singapore
CD Ipswich Town FC 24 2
7 Robson, Bryan 27 11 January 1957 M Manchester United FC 31 9
8 Wilkins, Raymond C. 27 14 September 1956 M Manchester United FC 56 3
9 Woodcock, Anthony S. 28 6 December 1955 F Arsenal FC 31 12
10 Francis, Trevor       Sampdoria    
11 Rix, Graham 26 13 October 1957 M Arsenal FC 17 0
England Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-

team notes:

Manager Bobby Robson played for England against Northern Ireland twice, in October 1960 and November 1961.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Northern Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 22nd
Colours: Made by Adidas - Green v-necked shadow striped jerseys with white Adidas trim/collars/cuffs, white shorts with green Adidas trim, green socks with white Adidas trim.
Capt:   Manager: William Laurence Bingham, 52 (5 August 1931), second spell re-appointed in March 1980 (also manager October 1967-May 1971),
this spell - 37th match, W 14 - D 12 - L 11 - F 30 - A 35.
overall, 57th match, W 22 - D 15 - L 20 - F 54 - A 57.
Northern Ireland Lineup
1 Platt, James A. 32 26 January 1952 G Ballymena United FC 21 21 GA
2 Nicholl, James M. 27 28 December 1956
born in Hamilton, Canada
RB Rangers FC, Scotland, on loan from Toronto Blizzard FC, Canada 60 1
3 Donaghy, Malachy M. 26 13 September 1957 LB Luton Town AFC, England 29 0
4 McElhinney, F. Gerard 27 19 September 1956 RHB Bolton Wanderers FC, England 3 0
5 McClelland, John 28 7 December 1955 CHB Rangers FC, Scotland 28 1
6 Stewart, Ian E. 22 10 September 1961 LHB Queen's Park Rangers FC, England 14 2
7 Whiteside, Norman J. 18 7 May 1965 OR Manchester United FC, England 13 3
8 O'Neill, Martin H.M. 32 1 March 1952 IR Notts County FC, England 60 7
9 Hamilton, William R. 26 9 May 1957 CF Burnley FC, England 33 5
10 Armstrong, Gerald J. 29 23 May 1954 IL RCD Mallorca SAD, Spain 51 10
11 McIlroy, Samuel B. 29 2 August 1954 OL Stoke City FC, England 73 5

unused substitutes:

-

team notes:

Manager Billy Bingham played for Northern Ireland against England on thirteen seperate occasions from 1951 until 1963, scoring one in 1959. He also managed the country against England 1967-1971.
 
 
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Averages:

Age 26.9 Appearances/Goals 36.9 3.1

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

A Tony Woodcock goal won the match for England at the start of a Home Championship series that was being abandoned after 102 years. Northern Ireland might easily have got at least a draw if the central strikers had made more of the many chances created for them by winger Ian Stewart. Alan Kennedy won the first of his two caps at left-back.

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)
Northern Ireland's Footballing Greats

Norman Giller
, Football Author

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CG