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Saturday, 21 May 1988
Rous Cup 1988, match two

England 1 Scotland 0 [1-0]


Match Summary
England Squad
Scotland Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Kick-off: 3.00pm BST
Live on ITV (UK) -
Commentator: Brian Moore and Ron Atkinson

England - Peter Beardsley
Results 1985-1990

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Match Summary





Referee (red) - Joel Quiniou
x (-), France.

Linesmen - Karl-Josef Assenmacher, West Germany and Fernandes Correia, Portugal.

Reserve Official - P.A. Smith, Lincolnshire.

Teams presented to H.R.H. The Duchess of Kent.

Match was preceded by a Charity (Lee Smith Research Foundation) Match, Dalglish's Tartan Army vs. (Not So) Ancient Mariners.

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England Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 1st
Colours: The 1987 Umbro home uniform - White crew-necked buttoned jersey with shadow diamonds, navy collar and red/navy/white cuffs, navy shorts, with white seams and red trim, white socks with navy/red Umbro diamond trim.
Capt: Bryan Robson, fortieth captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 55 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
64th match, W 33 - D 18 - L 13 - F 115 - A 37.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 38 18 September 1949 G Derby County FC 96 62 GA
2 Stevens, M. Gary 25 27 March 1963 RB Everton FC 22 0
3 Sansom, Kenneth G. 29 26 September 1958 LB Arsenal FC 81 1
4 Webb, Neil J. 24 30 July 1963 M Nottingham Forest FC 6 1
5 Watson, David 26 20 November 1961 CD Everton FC 10 0
6 Adams, Tony            
7 Robson, Bryan 31 11 January 1957 M Manchester United FC 64 21
8 Steven, Trevor M., off 72nd min. 24 21 September 1963 M Everton FC 21 3
9 Beardsley, Peter            
10 Lineker, Gary W. 27 30 November 1960 CF Barcelona FC, Spain 30 24
11 Barnes, John            
England Substitutes
15 Waddle, Christopher, on 72nd min.            

unused substitutes:

12-Viv Anderson, 13-Chris Woods, 14-Steve McMahon, 16-Mick Harford.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


Scotland Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 25th
Colours: Made by Umbro - Navy collared shadow pinstriped jerseys with white collars/cuffs, white shorts with Navy trim, red socks with white/navy trim.
Capt:   Manager:  
Scotland Lineup
1 Leighton, James     G     GA
2 Gough, Richard            
3 Nicol, Steven            
4 Aitken, Roy            
5 McLeish, Alexander            
6 Miller, William            
7 Simpson, Neil            
8 McStay, Paul            
9 McCoist, Alistair            
10 MacLeod, Murdo            
11 Johnston, Maurice            
Scotland Substitutes
14 Burns, Thomas            
15 Gallacher, Kevin            

unused substitutes:

12-Andy Goram, 13-Maurice Malpas, 16-Andy Walker.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

This 107th match between England and Scotland and the first staged on a Saturday for seven years was spoiled by crowd trouble outside the ground that led to over two hundred arrests. The high spot on the pitch was a beautifully created first-half goal by Peter Beardsley that was enough to give England victory in this Rous Cup match, which was again a triangular tournament with Colombia the overseas guests. England were far and away the better team, and Jim Leighton pulled off a procession of brilliant saves to prove that Scottish goalkeepers were not as bad as myth suggested.

Source Notes

The match was preceded by a Charity Match for the Lee Smith Research Foundation, Dalglish's Tartan Army vs. (Not So) Ancient Mariners.  The two teams, ex-England and Scotland international players, except for comedian Russ Abbott and singer Rod Stewart, played for the Daily Mirror Cup. The England team was made up of Paul Mariner, Alan Ball, Mick Mills, Trevor Brooking, Bobby Moore, Phil Parkes, Dave Watson and Kevin Keegan.

Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Norman Giller
, Football Author