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Wednesday, 17 October 1990
European Championship 1992 Group Seven qualification match

England 2 Poland 0 [1-0]


Match Summary
England Squad
Poland Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 77,040;
Kick-off: tbc BST
Live on BSB The Sports Channel (UK) - Commentator: Martin Tyler

England - Gary Lineker (penalty 39), Peter Beardsley (89)
Results 1990-1995

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Match Summary

Officials from Italy




Referee (-) - Tullio Lanese
x (x), FIFA listed x.

Linesmen - Carlo Longhi and Carlo Sguizzato.

Reserve Official - Ian Grandidge, East Riding, England.

Teams presented to HRH The Duke of Kent, K.G., F.A. President.

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England Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 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, second captaincy Manager: Graham Taylor, 46 (15 September 1944), appointed 23 July 1990,
2nd match, W 2 - D 0 - L 0 - F 3 - A 0.
England Lineup
1 Woods, Christopher C.E. 30 14 November 1959 G Rangers FC, Scotland 18 4 GA
2 Dixon, Lee            
3 Pearce, Stuart 28 24 April 1962 LB Nottingham Forest FC 32 1
4 Parker, Paul A. 26 4 April 1964 CD Queen's Park Rangers FC 13 0
5 Walker, Desmond            
6 Wright, Mark 27 1 August 1963 CD Derby County FC 32 1
7 Platt, David A. 24 10 June 1966 M Aston Villa FC 13 3
8 Gascoigne, Paul J. 23 27 May 1967 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 19 2
9 Bull, Steve, off 57th min.            
10 Lineker, Gary W., injured off 57th min. 29 30 November 1960 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC 60 37
11 Barnes, John         60 10
England Substitutes
16 Beardsley, Peter, on 57th min. for Lineker            
15 Waddle, Christopher, on 57th min. for Bull            

unused substitutes:

12-Tony Dorigo, 13-David Seaman, 14-Trevor Steven.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


Poland Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 24th to 26th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Red collared jerseys with white Adidas trim/collar/shoulder panels, red shorts with white Adidas trim/hem, red socks with white Adidas trim.
Capt: Zbigniew Kaczmarek Manager: Andrzej Strejlau
Poland Lineup
1 Wandzik, Jozef     G     GA
2 Czachowski. Piotr            
3 Wdowczyk. Dariusz            
4 Szewczyk, Roman            
5 Kaczmarek, Zbigniew            
6 Nawrocki, Janusz            
7 Tarasiewicz, Ryszard            
8 Warzycha, Robert            
9 Furtok, Jan, off 75th min.            
10 Kosecki, Roman, off 85th min.            
11 Ziober, Jacek            
Poland Substitutes
14 Warzycha, Krzysztof, on 75th min. for Furtok            
13 Kubicki, Dariusz, on 85th min. for Kosecki            

unused substitutes:

12-Jaroslaw Bako, 15-Czeslaw Jakolcewicz. (only four named)
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

A Gary Lineker penalty after his header had been handled on the line gave England the lead in the fortieth minute of this opening European championship qualifier. Peter Beardsley, substituting for injured Lineker in the fifty-sixth minute, made the points safe with a second goal in the eighty-ninth minute.  It was a cracker from Beardsley, his shot curling away from the diving goalkeeper and still picking up pace on its way into the net. So far so good for Taylor, and his willingness to talk openly after the game made him an instant hit with the media.

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