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Saturday, 3 June 1989
World Cup 1990 UEFA Group Two Qualification Match

England 3 Poland 0 [1-0]


Match Summary
England Squad
Poland Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 69,203;
Kick-off: 3.00pm BST

England - Gary Lineker (24), John Barnes (69), Neil Webb (82).
Poland - Jaroslav Bako
Results 1985-1990

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Match Summary

Officials from Italy




Referee (black) - L. Agnolin
x (-).

Linesmen - T. Lanese and C. Sguizzato.

Reserve Linesman - A.P. Snowden, North Riding.

Teams presented to The Right Honourable The Earl of Harewood, K.B.E., F.A. Honourary Vice-President.

Guest of Honour - Sir Alf Ramsey

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England Team



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, 54th captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 56 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
78th match, W 40 - D 22 - L 16 - F 135 - A 47.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 39 18 September 1949 G Derby County FC 108 68 GA
2 Stevens, M. Gary 26 27 March 1963 RB Rangers FC, Scotland 33 0
3 Pearce, Stuart 27 24 April 1962 LB Nottingham Forest FC 14 0
4 Webb, Neil J. 25 30 July 1963 M Nottingham Forest FC 17 3
5 Walker, Desmond            
6 Butcher, Terence I. 30 28 December 1958
born in Singapore
CD Rangers FC, Scotland 62 3
7 Robson, Bryan 32 11 January 1957 M Manchester United FC 78 24
8 Waddle, Christopher, off 78th min.            
9 Beardlsey, Peter, off 78th min.            
10 Lineker, Gary W. 28 30 November 1960 CF Barcelona FC, Spain 41 28
11 Barnes, John            
England Substitutes
15 Rocastle, David C., on 78th min. for Waddle 22 2 May 1967 M Arsenal FC 6 0
16 Smith, Alan M., on 78th min. for Beardsley 26 21 November 1962 F Arsenal FC 4 0

unused substitutes:

12-Paul Parker, 13-Chris Woods, 14-Paul Gascoigne.

team notes:

Peter Shilton equals the record appearance tally now held with Bobby Moore.
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Poland Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 21st to 23rd
Colours: Made by Adidas - Red v-necked jerseys with white Adidas trim/collar/shoulder panels, red shorts with white Adidas trim, red socks with white Adidas trim.
Capt: Waldemar Pruzik Manager: Wojciech Lazarek, 51, appointed 1986.
Poland Lineup
1 Bako, Jeroslav     G     GA
Bako cautioned for a cynical foul on Lineker when the English centre-forward was sprinting into the penalty area, one-on-one with the goal.
2 Wijan, Jerzy            
3 Kojeicki, Roman            
4 Wdowczyk, Dariusz            
5 Lukasic, Damiam            
6 Matyar, Waldemar            
7 Pruzik, Waldemar            
8 Urban, Jan            
9 Furtok, Jan            
10 Warzycha, Krzysztof            
11 Lesnisk, Marek            
Poland Substitutes

unused substitutes:

12-Ryszard Jankowski, 13-Piotr Soczynski, 14-Ryszard Tarasiewicz, 15-Jacek Ziober, 16-Roman Kosecki.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

Gary Lineker was in exceptional form, scoring the first goal in the twenty-fourth minute and helping to set up vital goals for John Barnes and Neil Webb in the sixty-ninth and eighty-second minutes. Lineker would have opened the scoring early in this World Cup qualifier but for a cynical foul by the goalkeeper as the England striker prepared to shoot into a gaping net. In today's game, the goalkeeper would have certainly been sent for an early bath. Peter Shilton equalled Bobby Moore's record collection of 108 England caps in what was his 1200th first-class match.

Source Notes

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