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654 vs. Czechoslovakia
656 vs. Uruguay

Tuesday, 15 May 1990
International Friendly Match

England 1 Denmark 0 [0-0]


Match Summary
England Squad
Denmark Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 27,643;
Kick-off: 8.00pm BST
Live on BSB The Sports Channel (UK) -
Martin Tyler and Andy Gray

England - Gary Lineker (55)
Results 1985-1990

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Match Summary

Officials from Scotland




Referee (-) - J. McCluskey
x (-).

Linesmen - D.D. Hope and L.W. Mottram

Reserve official - D.C. Madgwick, Berkshire & Buckinghamshire F.A.

Teams presented to The Right Honourable, The Lord Aberdare, K.B.E., Football Trust Chairman.

Match preceded by England U18 vs. Poland U18.

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England Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 5th
Colours: The 1990 Umbro home uniform - White collared jersey with shadowed diamonds and navy collar/cuff, navy shorts with white panel and red triangle, white socks with navy tops.
Capt: Terry Butcher, fourth captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 57 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
86th match, W 44 - D 26 - L 16 - F 144 - A 51.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L., off 46th min. 40 18 September 1949 G Derby County FC 116 71 GA
2 Stevens, M. Gary 27 27 March 1963 RB Rangers FC, Scotland 38 0
3 Pearce, Stuart, off 46th min. 28 24 April 1962 LB Nottingham Forest FC 22 1
4 McMahon, Stephen, off 77th min. 28 20 August 1961 M Liverpool FC 12 0
5 Walker, Desmond            
6 Butcher, Terence I. 31 28 December 1958
born in Singapore
CD Rangers FC, Scotland 70 3
7 Hodge, Steven         20  
8 Gascoigne, Paul J. 22 27 May 1967 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 9 2
9 Waddle, Christopher, off 70th min.            
10 Lineker, Gary W., off 70th min. 29 30 November 1960 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC 49 31
11 Barnes, John            
England Substitutes
12 Dorigo, Anthony, on 46th min. for Pearce            
13 Woods, Christopher C.E., on 46th min. for Shilton 30 14 November 1959 G Rangers FC, Scotland 16 4 GA
14 Bull, Steven, on 70th min. for Lineker            
17 Rocastle, David C., on 70th min. for Waddle 23 2 May 1967 M Arsenal FC 11 0
15 Platt, David A., on 77th min. for McMahon 23 10 June 1966 M Aston Villa FC 4 0

unused substitutes:

16-Peter Beardsley, 18-Tony Adams.

team notes:

Peter Shilton extends his tally as record appearance holder.
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Denmark Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 13th to 15th
Colours: Made by Hummel - Red v-necked jerseys with white overlapping collar/side panel/cuffs and black trim, white shorts with red side panel, red socks with white trim.
Capt: Lars Olsen Manager:  
Denmark Lineup
1 Schmeichel, Peter     G     GA
2 Sivebaek, John            
3 Nielsen, Kent            
4 Olsen, Lars            
5 Andersen, Henrik            
6 Bartram, Jan            
7 Jensen, John            
8 Vilfort, Kim            
9 Povlsen, Fleming, off 69th min.            
10 Laudrup, Michael, off 69th min.            
11 Laudrup, Brian            
Denmark Substitutes
14 Bruun, Morten, on 69th min. for Povlsen            
15 Jakobsen, Lars, on 69th min. for M.Laudrup            

unused substitutes:

12-Henrik Larsen, 13-Johnny Hansen, 16-Troels Rasmussen.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

A draw would have been a fairer reflection of the play as England stretched their unbeaten run to seventeen internationals. England survived half a dozen scares before Gary Lineker scored the match winner in the fifty-fourth minute when he rammed a Steve Hodge centre into the net off the bar. It was pointed out that England's unbeaten run was now only three less than the one put together by Sir Alf Ramsey's team on the way to the 1966 World Cup finals, and there was a growing feeling that Bobby Robson could emulate Ramsey, who like Robson had used the Ipswich manager's job as a stepping stone to the England hot seat.

Source Notes

Original newspaper reports
Matchday Programme
Official 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