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Wednesday, 12 September 1990
International Friendly Match

England 1 Hungary 0 [1-0]


Match Summary
England Squad
Hungary Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 51,459;
Kick-off: 8.00pm BST
Live on BSB The Sports Channel (UK) - Commentator: Martin Tyler

England - Gary Lineker (44)
Results 1990-1995

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Match Summary

Officials from Sweden




Referee (-) - Erik Fredriksson
x (x), FIFA listed x.

Linesmen - Rune Larsson and Lars Carlsson.

Reserve Official - T.A. Moore, West Riding.

Teams presented to Sir Matt Busby, C.B.E., K.C.S.G., F.A. Honorary Member.

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England Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 4th to 3rd
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: Gary Lineker, first captaincy Manager: Graham Taylor, 45 (15 September 1944), appointed 23 July 1990,
first match, W 1 - D 0 - L 0 - F 1 - A 0.
England Lineup
1 Woods, Christopher C.E. 30 14 November 1959 G Rangers FC, Scotland 17 4 GA
2 Dixon, Lee            
3 Pearce, Stuart, off 46th min. 28 24 April 1962 LB Nottingham Forest FC 31 1
4 Parker, Paul A. 26 4 April 1964 CD Queen's Park Rangers FC 12 0
5 Walker, Desmond            
6 Wright, Mark 27 1 August 1963 CD Derby County FC 31 1
7 Platt, David A. 24 10 June 1966 M Aston Villa FC 12 3
8 Gascoigne, Paul J. 23 27 May 1967 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 18 2
9 Bull, Steven, off 74th min.            
10 Lineker, Gary W. 29 30 November 1960 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC 59 36
11 Barnes, John            
England Substitutes
12 Dorigo, Anthony, on 46th min. for Pearce            
15 Waddle, Christopher R., on 74th min. for Bull            

unused substitutes:

13-Dave Seaman, 14-Trevor Steven, 16-Peter Beardsley.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


Hungary Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 28th to 30th
Colours: Made by Umbro - Red collared jersey with shadowed diamonds and white cuffs, white shorts with red side panel and green trim, green socks with white tops.
Capt: Imre Garaba Manager: Kalman Meszoly, 49, appointed 1990;
Hungary Lineup
1 Petry, Zsolt     G     GA
2 Monos, Tamas            
3 Diszi, Laszlo            
4 Keller, Jozsef            
5 Limperger, Zsolt            
6 Garaba, Imre            
7 Kozma, István            
8 Bucs, Zoltan            
9 Gregor, Jozsef            
10 Bercy, Balasz            
11 Kovacs, Kalman            
Hungary Substitutes

unused substitutes:

12-Zoltan Aczel, 13-Tibor Simon, 14-István Urbanyi, 15-Tibor Balog, 16-Denes Eszenyi, 18-István Brockhauser.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

Graham Taylor made Gary Lineker captain for his first match as England manager, and it was the new skipper who scored the match-winning goal in the last minute of the first-half. David Platt had a shot beaten out, Paul Gascoigne played the ball back in and Lineker swooped to put the finishing touch from six yards. Taylor, who had never played football at the highest level, stuck with a Robson-look selection for his opening matches, bringing in only Arsenal right-back Lee Dixon for the second of his twenty-two caps.

Source Notes

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