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Saturday, 25 May 1985
Rous Cup 1985

Scotland 1 England 0 [0-0]
 

 

Match Summary
Scotland Squad
England Squad

Hampden Park, Kinghorn Drive, Mount Florida, Glasgow
Originally due to be played at Wembley Stadium

Attendance: 66,439;
Kick-off: 3.00pm BST
Live on BBC (England & Wales) -
Commentator: John Motson and Jimmy Hill, live on BBC (Scotland) - Commentator: Archie McPherson

Scotland - Richard Gough (68)
 
Results 1980-1985

? kicked-off. ? minutes (? & ?).

 

Match Summary

Officials

Scotland

Type

England

Referee (-) - Michel Vautrot
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

Trophy presented by Sir Stanley Rous C.B.E, J.P.

It was switched to Hampden Park by the FA, under pressure from the Prime Minister, police and transport authorities. Fear of disorder from an expected Bank Holiday weekend invasion of London by 50,000 Scots was stated as the reason behind the unprecedented change of venue.

14 Goal Attempts 20
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

Scotland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 17th to 12th
Colours: Made by Umbro - Navy crew necked jerseys with white overlapping collars and broad shadowed hoops, white shorts with navy hoop, red socks.
Capt: Graeme Souness Manager: Jock Stein
Scotland Lineup
1 Leighton, James   24 July 1958 G Aberdeen FC   ᵍᵃ
2 Gough, Richard C.   5 April 1962
in Stockholm, Sweden
  Dundee United FC    
3 Malpas, Maurice D.R.   3 August 1962   Dundee United FC    
4 Aitken, Robert S.   24 November 1958   The Celtic FC    
5 McLeish, Alexander   21 January 1959   Aberdeen FC    
6 Miller, William F.   2 May 1955   Aberdeen FC    
7 Strachan, Gordon D., off 71st min.   9 February 1957   Manchester United FC, England    
8 Souness, Graeme J.   6 May 1953   UC Sampdoria SpA, Italy    
9 Archibald, Steven   27 September 1956   FC Barcelona, Spain    
10 Bett, James   25 November 1959   KSC Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium    
11 Speedie, David R.   20 February 1960   Chelsea FC, England    
Scotland Substitutes
14 MacLeod, Murdo D., on 71st min. for Strachan   24 September 1958   The Celtic FC    

unused substitutes:

Alan Rough, Paul McStay, Mo Johnston
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 4th
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, nineteenth captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 52 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
31st match, W 15 - D 9 - L 7 - F 52 - A 18.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 35 18 September 1949 G Southampton FC 70 45ᵍᵃ
2 Anderson, Vivian A. 28 29 July 1956 RB Arsenal FC 17 1
3 Sansom, Kenneth G. 26 26 September 1958 LB Arsenal FC 52 1
4 Hoddle, Glenn, off 78th min. 27 27 October 1957 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 21 6
5 Fenwick, Terence W. 25 17 November 1959 CD Queen's Park Rangers FC 8 0
6 Butcher, Terence I. 26 28 December 1958
in Alexandra Park, Singapore
CD Ipswich Town FC 32 2
7 Robson, Bryan 28 11 January 1957 M Manchester United FC 43 14
8 Wilkins, Raymond C. 28 14 September 1956 M Milan AC, Italy 70 3
9 Hateley, Mark W. 23 7 November 1961 CF Milan AC, Italy 10 5
10 Francis, Trevor J. 31 19 April 1954 LF UC Sampdoria SpA, Italy 49 11
11 Barnes, John C.B., off 63rd min. 21 7 November 1963
in Kingston, Jamaica
LAM Watford FC 19 3
BME most apps
England Substitutes
16 Waddle, Christopher R., on 63rd min. for Barnes 24 14 December 1960 LM Newcastle United FC 4 1 0
3
15 Lineker, Gary W., on 78th min. for Hoddle 24 30 November 1960 CF Leicester City FC 4 1 1
3

unused substitutes:

12-Dave Watson, 13-Gary Bailey, 14-Kerry Dixon.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Graeme Souness got the better of Bryan Robson in the battle for midfield supremacy, and he inspired Scotland to their first victory over the auld enemy at Hampden since 1976. There were thirty-four goal attempts in all, twenty of them coming from England, but the only one that found its way into the net came from full-back Richard Gough in the sixty-eighth minute of this first contest for the Sir Stanley Rous Cup. It was England's first defeat in nine matches, but the Daily Mirror ran a front-page headline that screamed 'Robson Must Go!' The vultures were back.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
Original newspaper reports
Matchday Programme
Rothman's Yearbooks
News of the World Football Annual
1985-86 p360.
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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