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

Northern Ireland 0 England 1 [0-0]

Match Summary
Northern Ireland Squad
England Squad
Team Records
The Three Lions squad for the match against Northern Ireland  February 1985
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Capt
Anderson, Vivian     D       12       
Bailey, Gary     G Manchester United 0 0 0 0 0 none
Barnes, John   20 F Watford     15      
Butcher, Terence   25 D Ipswich Town     27      
Fenwick, Terence   24 D Queen's Park Rangers     6      
Francis, Trevor   30 F Sampdoria     45      
Hateley, Mark   22 F Milan AC, Italy     6      
Hoddle, Glenn       Tottenham Hotspur     19 6    
Kennedy, Alan   26 D Liverpool FC     2      
Lineker, Gary   23 F Leicester City     1      
Mariner, Paul   31 F Arsenal     34      
Martin, Alvin   26 D West Ham United     12      
Moses, Remi   23 M Manchester United 0 0 0 0 0 none
Robson, Bryan   27 M Manchester United     39      
Robson withdrew from the squad hours af its announcement, because of an ankle injury. 
Sansom, Kenneth   25 D Arsenal     47      
Shilton, Peter   34 G Southampton     66 43ᵍᵃ     
Steven, Trevor      M Everton 0 0 0 0 0 none
Steven was drafted into the squad on 18 February, as a replacement for Robson
Stevens, Gary A. 22 M Tottenham Hotspur     2 0 0 None
Stevens, M. Gary     D Everton 0 0 0 0 0 none
Waddle, Christopher     F Newcastle United 0 0 0 0 0 none
Watson, David   22 D Norwich City     3      
Wilkins, Raymond   27 M Milan AC, Italy     65      
Woodcock, Anthony   28 F Arsenal     38      

All information is complete to and including England's last match, the third of the 1984-85 season, against Turkey on 17 November 1984.


Monday, 17 February 1985 - Bobby Robson has slapped a one-match ban on both Southampton's Mark Wright and Arsenal's Steve Williams. They were both left out of the squad that should haveᵍᵃthered at Bisham Abbey last month after much publicised rows with Southampton manager Lawrie McMenemy. As it was, the weather intervened and the get-together was cancelled.  Also missing out is Peter WIthe, as well as Mark Chamberlain, Steve Hunt and Clive Allen. However, Williams' teammate at Arsenal, Tony Woodcock, has been included in the squad, despite him walking out on his manager, Don Howe, when he was axed. Back in contention come Alan Kennedy, Glenn Hoddle, Paul Mariner, Mark Hateley andGary Lineker, along with the uncappedGary Stevens, of Everton, and Chris Waddle, who has impressed Robson with his form this season.

Tuesday, 18 February 1985 - Bobby Robson had his birthday celebrations cut short when he heard that his skipper Bryan Robson has pulled out of the squad. Robson, 52 yesterday, was stunned as he thought that the younger Robson had shaken off his shoulder injury which originally made him doubtful, and it is in fact a new injury that forces the midfielder to miss his eleventh game since Robson took command. The player went over on his ankle last Thursday and it has not responded to treatment.  He was replaced in the squad by Everton's Trevor Steven, who has been promoted from the under-21 squad.

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