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Wednesday, 27 February 1985
World Cup 1986 UEFA Group Three Qualification Match

Northern Ireland 0 England 1 [0-0]
 

 

Match Summary
Northern Ireland Squad
England Squad

Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, county Antrim
Attendance:
28,500;
Kick-off: tbc BST
Live on BBC (UK) -
Commentator: John Motson and Trevor Brooking

England - Mark Hateley (rifled into the net from fifteen-yards after McClelland failed to clear 76)
 
Results 1980-1985

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Match Summary

Officials from West Germany

Northern Ireland

Type

England

Referee (-) - Volthar Roth
x (-).

Linesmen - D. Pauly and W. Diekert

  Goal Attempts  
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  Possession  

Northern Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 20th to 21st
Colours: Made by Adidas - Green v-necked collared jerseys with white Adidas trim/collars/cuffs, white shorts with green Adidas trim, green socks with white Adidas trim.
Capt:   Manager: William Laurence Bingham, 53 (5 August 1931), second spell re-appointed in March 1980 (also manager October 1967-May 1971),
this spell - 43rd match, W 17 - D 13 - L 13 - F 39 - A 41.
overall, 63rd match, W 25 - D 16 - L 22 - F 63 - A 63.
Northern Ireland Lineup
1 Jennings, Patrick A. 39 12 June 1945 G Arsenal FC, England 108 128 GA
2 Nicholl, James M. 28 28 December 1956
born in Hamilton, Canada
RB West Bromwich Albion FC, England 64 1
3 Donaghy, Malachy M. 27 13 September 1957 LB Luton Town AFC, England 34 0
4 O'Neill, John P. 26 11 March 1958 RHB Leicester City FC, England 28 2
5 McClelland, John 29 7 December 1955 CHB Watford FC, England 34 1
6 Ramsey, Paul C. 22 13 September 1962 LHB Leicester City FC, England 5 0
7 Armstrong, Gerald J. 30 23 May 1954 OR RCD Mallorca SAD, Spain 56 12
8 McIlroy, Samuel B. 30 2 August 1954 IR Stoke City FC, England 77 5
9 Quinn, James M. 25 18 November 1959 CF Blackburn Rovers FC, England 3 1
10 Whiteside, Norman J. 19 7 May 1965 IL Manchester United FC, England 19 5
11 Stewart, Ian E. 23 10 September 1961 OL Queen's Park Rangers FC, England 20 2

unused substitutes:

12-Jim Platt, 13-Gerry McElhinney, 14-Nigel Worthington, 15-David McCreery, 16-Martin McGaughey.

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.
Pat Jennings extends his tally as Northern Ireland's record appearance holder.
 
 
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Averages:

Age 27.1 Appearances/Goals 40.7 2.6

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 4th to 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: Ray Wilkins, fifth captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 52 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
27th match, W 14 - D 7 - L 6 - F 49 - A 15.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 35 18 September 1949 G Southampton FC 67 43 GA
2 Anderson, Vivian     RB Arsenal FC    
3 Sansom, Kenneth G. 26 26 September 1958 LB Arsenal FC 48 1
4 Stevens, Gary A. 22 30 March 1962 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 3 0
5 Martin, Alvin E. 26 29 July 1958 CD West Ham United FC 13 0
6 Butcher, Terence I. 26 28 December 1958
born in Singapore
CD Ipswich Town FC 28 2
7 Steven, Trevor M. 21 21 September 1963 M Everton FC 1 0
8 Wilkins, Raymond C. 28 14 September 1956 M Milan AC, Italy 66 3
9 Hateley, Mark W. 23 7 November 1961 CF Milan AC, Italy 7 4
10 Woodcock, Anthony S., off 78th min. 29 6 December 1955 F Arsenal FC 39 16
11 Barnes, John       Watford FC    
England Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

12-Gary Bailey, 13-Terry Fenwick, 14-Glenn Hoddle, 15-Trevor Francis, 16-Chris Waddle.

teamsheet notes:

Original teamsheet states that Stevens wore 8 and Wilkins wore 4.

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 - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

England took another step towards the 1986 World Cup finals with a narrow but well-merited victory churned out in the mud of Windsor Park. Mick Quinn headed against the English crossbar and Terry Butcher cleared off the goal-line from Norman Whiteside and Gerry Armstrong before Mark Hateley settled the issue with a second-half goal after Butcher had hammered a Pat Jennings clearance into his path. Trevor Steven won the first of his thirty caps.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
Original newspaper reports
Official Teamsheet
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