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Wednesday, 6 February 1991
Guinness International Trophy Friendly Match

England 2 Cameroon 0 [1-0]
 

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 61,075;
Kick-off: tbc BST
Live on BSB The Sports Channel (UK) -
Commentator: Martin Tyler and Trevor Francis

England - Gary Lineker (penalty 20, 62) Match Summary
England Squad
Cameroon Squad
 
Results 1990-1995

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Match Summary

Officials from Netherlands

England

Type

Cameroon

Referee (black) - John Blankenstein
x (x), FIFA listed x.

Linesmen - C.A. Bakker and A.A.J. Schuurmans.

Reserve Official - G.K. Roderick, Birmingham.

Teams presented to Mr Brian Baldock, Chairman & Managing Director of Guinness Brewing World Wide.

This match is the first full match sponsorship of an England international. As well as the first African opponent in the country.

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England Team

 

Rank:

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: Bryan Robson, 64th captaincy Manager: Graham Taylor, 46 (15 September 1944), appointed 23 July 1990,
4th match, W 3 - D 1 - L 0 - F 6 - A 1.
England Lineup
1 Seaman, David A. 27 19 September 1963 G Arsenal FC 4 2 GA
2 Dixon, Lee            
3 Pearce, Stuart 28 24 April 1962 LB Nottingham Forest FC 34 1
4 Steven, Trevor M. 27 21 September 1963 M Rangers FC, Scotland 30 3
5 Walker, Desmond            
6 Wright, Mark 27 1 August 1963 CD Derby County FC 34 1
7 Robson, Bryan, off 70th min. 34 11 January 1957 M Manchester United FC 88 26
8 Gascoigne, Paul J., off 67th min 23 27 May 1967 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 20 2
9 Wright, Ian E. 27 3 November 1963 F Crystal Palace FC 1 0
10
Lineker, Gary W. 30 30 November 1960 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 62 39
11 Barnes, John            
England Substitutes
15 Hodge, Steven, on 67th min. for Gascoigne            
14 Pallister, Gary A., on 70th min. for Robson 25 30 June 1965 CD Manchester United FC 3 0

unused substitutes:

12-Chris Woods, 13-Tony Dorigo, 16-Nigel Clough.
 
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Cameroon Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 38th
Colours: Jersey made by Umbro - Green collared jersey with shadowed diamonds and red collar/cuffs. Shorts and socks made by Adidas - red shorts with white Adidas trim, yellow socks with red Adidas trim.
Capt: Stephen Tataw Manager: Philippe Redon
Cameroon Lineup
1 Bell, Joseph-Antoine     G Bordeaux   GA
2 Kana Biyik, André       Le Havre    
3 Onan, Jules Denis       Canon    
14 Tataw Eta, Stephen       Tonnerre    
5 Ebwellé, Bertin A.       Canon    
6 Kundé, Emmanuel       Prevoyance    
7 Omam Biyik, François       Rennes    
8 M'bouh, Émile       Guimares    
13 Pagal, Jean Claude       St. Etienne    
10 M'Fédé, Louis-Paul       Canon    
11 Ekéké, Eugčne       Valenciennes    
Cameroon Substitutes
15 Libih, Thomas, on 42nd min. for Kana Biyik            
12 Tapoko, Guy, on 78th min. for Ekéké            

unused substitutes:

4-Benjamin Massing, 9-Albert Roger Milla (unavailable), 11-Eugene Ekeke, 16-Thomas N'kono, 17-Victor N'dip Akem.

team notes:

Roger Milla was due to take some part in this match, but after the FA refused to make a 'personal reward', he declined to appear.
 
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    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Cameroon were a delight in the World Cup finals but a bitter disappointment in this friendly match on a frost-bitten Wembley turf. There was huge frustration when their Italia '90 hero Roger Milla refused to play following a disagreement over his appearance fee. The Africans replaced their usual bright, attacking football with a dour defensive game and they produced a spate of spiteful tackles including a reckless challenge on Gary Lineker by the goalkeeper that brought a twentieth minute penalty. Lineker scored from the spot to complete a hat-trick of penalties against Cameroon, the first two being converted in the World Cup match in Italy. It was Lineker who turned in a Stuart Pearce corner in the sixty-second minute to finish off the Africans. Crystal Palace striker Ian Wright became Graham Taylor's second new cap.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
Original newspaper reports
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

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CG