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Wednesday, 13 November 1985
World Cup 1986 UEFA Group Three Qualification Match

England 0 Northern Ireland 0 [0-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Northern Ireland Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance:
70,500;
Kick-off: 7.00pm GMT
Live on BBC (Northern Ireland) -
Commentator: Michael Nesbitt

 
 
Results 1985-1990

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Match Summary

Officials from Sweden

England

Type

Northern Ireland

Referee (black) - Erik Frederiksson
x (-).

Linesmen - Ulf Eriksson and Goeran Lundberg

Reserve Official - M. Bullivant, Cambridge

Teams presented to Sir Stanley Rous C.B.E., F.A. Honorary Vice-President; F.I.F.A. Honorary Life Vice-President

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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: Ray Wilkins, sixth captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 52 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
38th match, W 18 - D 11 - L 9 - F 67 - A 22.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 36 18 September 1949 G Southampton FC 75 48 GA
2 Stevens, M. Gary 22 27 March 1963 RB Everton FC 5 0
3 Sansom, Kenneth G. 27 26 September 1958 LB Arsenal FC 59 1
4 Hoddle, Glenn 28 27 October 1957 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 28 7
5 Wright, Mark 22 1 August 1963 CD Southampton FC 11 0
6 Fenwick, Terence W. 25 17 November 1959 CD Queen's Park Rangers FC 13 0
7 Bracewell, Paul            
8 Wilkins, Raymond C. 29 14 September 1956 M Milan AC, Italy 74 3
9 Dixon, Kerry M. 24 24 July 1961 CF Chelsea FC 4 4
10 Lineker, Gary W. 24 30 November 1960 CF Everton FC 10 6
11 Waddle, Christopher            
England Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

12-Dave Watson, 13-Gary Bailey, 14-Trevor Steven, 15-Trevor Francis, 16-Tony Woodcock.

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 21st to 17th
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: Sammy McIlroy Manager: William Laurence Bingham, 54 (5 August 1931), second spell re-appointed in March 1980 (also manager October 1967-May 1971),
this spell - 48th match, W 19 - D 16 - L 13 - F 42 - A 41.
overall, 68th match, W 27 - D 19 - L 22 - F 66 - A 63.
Northern Ireland Lineup
1 Jennings, Patrick A. 40 12 June 1945 G Arsenal FC, England 113 128 GA
2 Nicholl, James M. 28 28 December 1956
born in Hamilton, Canada
RB West Bromwich Albion FC, England 69 1
3 Donaghy, Malachy M. 28 13 September 1957 LB Luton Town AFC, England 39 0
4 O'Neill, John P. 27 11 March 1958 RHB Leicester City FC, England 33 2
5 McDonald, Alan 22 12 October 1963 CHB Queen's Park Rangers FC, England 2 0
6 McCreery, David 28 16 September 1957 LHB Newcastle United FC, England 51 0
7 Penney, Stephen A., off 21 16 January 1964 OR Brighton & Hove Albion FC, England 4 0
8 McIlroy, Samuel B. 31 2 August 1954 IR Manchester City FC, England 81 5
9 Quinn, James M. 25 18 November 1959 CF Blackburn Rovers FC, England 8 2
10 Whiteside, Norman J. 20 7 May 1965 IL Manchester United FC, England 23 7
11 Stewart, Ian E., off 24 10 September 1961 OL Newcastle United FC, England 24 2
Northern Ireland Substitutes
16 Armstrong, Gerald J., on for Penney 31 23 May 1954 OR West Bromwich Albion FC, England 60 12
14 Worthington, Nigel, on for Stewart 24 4 November 1961 OL Sheffield Wednesday FC, England 7 0

unused substitutes:

12-Jim Platt, 13-Paul Ramsey, 15-Colin Clarke.

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.
 
 
- Jennings -
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Quinn

Averages:

Age 26.7 Appearances/Goals 40.6 1.7

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Goalkeeper Pat Jennings celebrated his world record 113th cap with sensational saves that prevented Glenn Hoddle, Kerry Dixon and Gary Lineker from scoring for England. The point from the goalless game clinched a place in the World Cup finals for Northern Ireland as runners-up in the group to England, who would go to Mexico as the only undefeated European team in the qualifying matches. England argued that they should have had a penalty when defender Alan McDonald handled during a goalmouth scramble, but the referee awarded a corner-kick. Pat Jennings got a standing ovation as he came off at the final whistle, and decided to postpone his retirement so that he could finish his career in the World Cup finals.

    ...also On this Day

Full Members Cup:-
Southern semi-final
   West Bromwich Albion 2 Chelsea 2 (after extra time)
       Chelsea won 5-4 on penalties

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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