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Wednesday, 15 October 1986
European Championship 1988 Group Four qualification match

England 3 Northern Ireland 0 [1-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Northern Ireland Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance:
35,304;
Kick-off: 7.45pm BST

England - Gary Lineker (six-yard shot from Butcher's knock down from a Hoddle corner 33, runs onto a Beardsley pass shooting over Hughes from fifteen-yards 81), Chris Waddle (six-yard strike past a flailing Hughes from a Bearsdley strike 75)
 
Results 1985-1990

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Match Summary

Officials from Belgium

England

Type

Northern Ireland

Referee (-) - A. Costantin
x (-).

Linesmen - I. Goris and G. Goethals

Reserve Official - G.R. Pooley, Hertfordshire.

Teams presented to His Grace The Duke of Marlborough, D.L., F.A. Honorary Vice-President

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England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 6th
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, thirtieth captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 53 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
51st match, W 27 - D 12 - L 12 - F 90 - A 28.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 37 18 September 1949 G Southampton FC 88 54 GA
2 Anderson       Arsenal    
3 Sansom, Kenneth G. 28 26 September 1958 LB Arsenal FC 72 1
4 Hoddle, Glenn 28 27 October 1957 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 40 8
5 Watson, David 24 20 November 1961 CD Everton FC 7 0
6 Butcher, Terence I. 27 28 December 1958
born in Singapore
CD Rangers FC, Scotland 47 3
7 Robson, Bryan 29 11 January 1957 M Manchester United FC 54 18
8 Hodge       Aston Villa    
9 Beardsley       Newcastle United    
10 Lineker, Gary W. 25 30 November 1960 CF Barcelona FC, Spain 19 14
11 Waddle       Tottenham    
England Substitutes
16 Cottee, Anthony R., on 82nd min. for 21 11 July 1965 F West Ham United FC 2 0

unused substitutes:

12-Gary Mabbutt, 13-Chris Woods, 14-Neil Webb, 15-Mark Hateley.

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 26th to 28th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Green v-necked shadow diagonal striped jerseys with white Adidas trim/collars/cuffs, white shorts with green Adidas trim, green socks with white Adidas trim.
Capt: John McClelland Manager: William Laurence Bingham, 55 (5 August 1931), second spell re-appointed in March 1980 (also manager October 1967-May 1971),
this spell - 55th match, W 20 - D 19 - L 16 - F 47 - A 52.
overall, 75th match, W 28 - D 22 - L 25 - F 71 - A 74.
Northern Ireland Lineup
1 Hughes, Philip A. 21 19 November 1964 G Bury FC, England 1 3 GA
2 Fleming, Gary J. 19 17 February 1967 RB Nottingham Forest FC, England 1 0
3 Worthington, Nigel 24 4 November 1961 LB Sheffield Wednesday FC, England 11 0
4 McClelland, John 30 7 December 1955 RHB Watford FC, England 39 1
5 McDonald, Alan 23 12 October 1963 CHB Queen's Park Rangers FC, England 9 1
6 Donaghy, Malachy M. 29 13 September 1957 LHB Luton Town AFC, England 46 0
7 Penney, Stephen A., off 22 16 January 1964 OR Brighton & Hove Albion FC, England 10 0
8 Campbell, David A. 21 2 June 1965 IR Nottingham Forest FC, England 3 0
9 Clarke, Colin J. 23 30 October 1962 CF Southampton FC, England 7 2
10 Whiteside, Norman J., off 21 7 May 1965 IL Manchester United FC, England 30 8
11 Stewart, Ian E. 25 10 September 1961 OL Newcastle United FC, England 30 2
Northern Ireland Substitutes
16 Quinn, James M., on for Penney 26 18 November 1959 CF Blackburn Rovers FC, England 12 3
14 McIlroy, Samuel B., on for Whiteside 32 2 August 1954 IR Manchester City FC, England 88 5

unused substitutes:

12-George Dunlop, 13-Bernard McNally, 15-John O'Neill.

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 23.4 Appearances/Goals 17.0 1.2

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

In his first international since the World Cup, Barcelona-based Gary Lineker was quickly back to his scoring form with two goals that helped lift England to victory over Northern Ireland in this opening European championship qualifying match. He scored his first goal in the thirty-third minute against a spirited Northern Ireland team that often had the England defence at full stretch.  It was not until two goals in two minutes in the closing stages, first by Chris Waddle and then Lineker, that England could feel confident they had overcome the Irish challenge. Lineker considered his match-clinching goal among the best he ever scored for England. He ran on to a perfect through ball from Peter Beardsley and outpaced defender John McClelland before chipping the ball into the net from a tight angle while in full stride.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
Original newspaper reports
Matchday Programme
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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