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Wednesday, 1 April 1987
European Championship 1988 Group Four qualification match

Northern Ireland 0 England 2 [0-2]
 

 

Match Summary
Northern Ireland Squad
England Squad

Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, county Antrim
Attendance:
20,578;
Kick-off: 8.00pm BST

England - Bryan Robson (a Mabbutt throw headed on by Butcher ended in a seven yard header by Robson 18), Chris Waddle (twenty-yard left-footed shot 43)
 
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Match Summary

Officials

Northern Ireland

Type

England

Referee (black) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

  Goal Attempts  
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  Corner Kicks Won  
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Northern Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 30th
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 - 58th match, W 20 - D 21 - L 17 - F 48 - A 55.
overall, 78th match, W 28 - D 24 - L 26 - F 72 - A 77.
Northern Ireland Lineup
1 Dunlop, George 29 16 January 1956 G Linfield FAC 2 2 GA
2 Fleming, Gary J. 19 17 February 1967 RB Nottingham Forest FC, England 3 0
3 Donaghy, Malachy M. 29 13 September 1957 LB Luton Town AFC, England 49 0
4 McClelland, John 31 7 December 1955 RHB Watford FC, England 42 1
5 McDonald, Alan 23 12 October 1963 CHB Queen's Park Rangers FC, England 12 1
6 McCreery, David 29 16 September 1957 M Newcastle United FC, England 58 0
7 Campbell, David A., off 21 2 June 1965 OR Notts County FC, England 5 0
8 Ramsey, Paul C. 24 13 September 1962 IR Leicester City FC, England 11 0
9 Wilson, Kevin 25 18 April 1961
in Banbury, England
CF Ipswich Town FC, England 2 0
10 Whiteside, Norman J. 21 7 May 1965 IL Manchester United FC, England 32 8
11 Worthington, Nigel 25 4 November 1961 OL Sheffield Wednesday FC, England 14 0
Northern Ireland Substitutes
15 Wilson, Daniel J., on for Campbell 25 1 January 1960
in Wigan, England
M Brighton & Hove Albion FC, England 3 0

unused substitutes:

-

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 25.1 Appearances/Goals 19.1 0.9

 

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: Bryan Robson, 32nd captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 54 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
54th match, W 30 - D 12 - L 12 - F 98 - A 30.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L., injured off 46th min. 37 18 September 1949 G Southampton FC 90 55 GA
2              
3 Sansom, Kenneth G. 28 26 September 1958 LB Arsenal FC 75 1
4 Mabbutt, Gary V. 25 23 August 1961 CD Tottenham Hotspur FC 11 1
5 Wright, Mark 23 1 August 1963 CD Southampton FC 15 0
6 Butcher, Terence I. 28 28 December 1958
born in Singapore
CD Rangers FC, Scotland 50 3
7 Robson, Bryan 30 11 January 1957 M Manchester United FC 56 19
8              
9              
10 Lineker, Gary W. 26 30 November 1960 CF Barcelona FC, Spain 22 18
11              
England Substitutes
13 Woods, Christopher C.E., on 46th min. for Shilton 27 14 November 1959 G Rangers FC, Scotland 7 1 GA

unused substitutes:

-

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

Bryan Robson put his injury problems behind him and returned to the England team with a typically inspiring performance in this European championship qualifier. He headed the first goal in the nineteenth minute, and Chris Waddle gave England a comfortable two-goal cushion when he scored two minutes before half-time. Chris Woods took over from injured Peter Shilton in the forty-sixth minute.  Terry Butcher, winning his fiftieth cap, was a tower of strength in the middle of the England defence alongside Mark Wright.

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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CG