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Wednesday, 14 September 1988
International Friendly Match

England 1 Denmark 0 [1-0]
 

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 25,837;
Kick-off: 8.00pm BST

England - Neil Webb (29) Match Summary
England Squad
Denmark Squad
 
Results 1985-1990

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Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Denmark

Referee (-) - Alex Ponnet
x (-), Belgium.

Linesmen - F. Van Den Wijngaert and E. Blareau, West Germany.

Reserve Official - D.M. Charnley, Manchester, England.

Teams presented to The Right Honourable The Earl of Derby, M.C., F.A. Honorary Vice-President

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England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 7th
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, 46th captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 55 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
70th match, W 35 - D 19 - L 16 - F 120 - A 45.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L., off 46th min. 38 18 September 1949 G Derby County FC 101 67 GA
2 Stevens, M. Gary 25 27 March 1963 RB Rangers FC, Scotland 27 0
3 Pearce, Stuart 26 24 April 1962 LB Nottingham Forest FC 6 0
4 Rocastle, David C. 21 2 May 1967 M Arsenal FC 1 0
5 Adams, Tony            
6 Butcher, Terence I. 29 28 December 1958
born in Singapore
CD Rangers FC, Scotland 55 3
7 Robson, Bryan 31 11 January 1957 M Manchester United FC 70 22
8 Webb, Neil J. 25 30 July 1963 M Nottingham Forest FC 10 2
9 Harford, Michael G., off 70th min. 29 17 February 1988 CF Luton Town FC 2 0
10 Beardsley, Peter            
11 Hodge, Stephen            
England Substitutes
13 Woods, Christopher C.E., on 46th min. for Shilton 28 14 November 1959 G Rangers FC, Scotland 14 4 GA
12 Walker, Desmond, on 66th min. for Adams         1 0
16 Cottee, Anthony R., on 70th min. for Harford 23 11 July 1965 F Everton FC 4 0
14 Gascoigne, Paul J., on 85th min. for Beardsley 21 27 May 1967 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 1 0

unused substitutes:

15-Paul Davis.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Denmark Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 16th to 18th
Colours: Made by Hummel - Red collared jerseys with white chevron trim/collar/cuffs/double hoop and black trim, white shorts with black waistband, red socks with white hoop.
Capt: Lars Olsen Manager: Josef Piontek, 48, appointed 1 July 1979;
Denmark Lineup
1 Rasmussen, Troels     G     GA
2 Jensen, Bjorn            
3 Nielsen, Kent            
4 Olsen, Lars            
5 Bartram, Jan            
6 Molby, Jan            
7 Belt, John            
12 Hansen, Johnny            
9 Vilfort, Kim            
10 Elstrup, Lars            
11 Laudrup, Michael            
Denmark Substitutes
8 Heintze, Jan, on 66th min. for Jensen            
14 Kristensen, Bjorn, on 75th min. for Vilfort            
15 Jorgensen, Kurt, on 85th min. for Bartram            

unused substitutes:

13-Hans Erfurt, 16-Peter Schmeichel.
 
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Averages:

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    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

England's supporters voted against England with their feet and a crowd of only 25,837 turned up at Wembley to see England beat Denmark thanks to a twenty-eighth minute goal by Neil Webb. David Rocastle started his first match for England, and there were two substitutes who would play a big part in England's future - Des Walker after sixty-five minutes and then, with just five minutes to go, a beefy young Geordie called Paul Gascoigne.  Only a remarkable recovery tackle by Tony Adams late in the game prevented Michael Laudrup from snatching an equalizer that the Danes deserved.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
Original newspaper reports
Official Teamsheet
Matchday Programme
Rothman's Yearbooks
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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