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Wednesday, 27 March 1991
1992 UEFA European Championship Group Seven qualification match

England 1 Republic of Ireland 1 [1-1]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Republic of Ireland Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 77,753; Receipts: £1.25million (new British record);
Kick-off: 8.00pm BST
Live on BSB The Sports Channel (UK) -
Commentator: Martin Tyler

England - Steve Staunton (own goal often credited as a Lee Dixon goal 9)
Republic of Ireland - Niall Quinn (29)
Republic of Ireland - Paul McGrath (27)
Results 1990-1995

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Match Summary

Officials from Switzerland

England

Type

Republic of Ireland

Referee (-) - Karl Rothlisburger
x (x), FIFA listed x.

Linesmen - Daniel Roduit and Rolf Blattmann.

Reserve Official - R.E. Budden, Devon, England.

Teams presented to Mr Robert Atkins, MP, Minister of Sport.

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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, 65th and final captaincy Manager: Graham Taylor, 46 (15 September 1944), appointed 23 July 1990,
5th match, W 3 - D 2 - L 0 - F 7 - A 2.
England Lineup
1 Seaman, David A. 27 19 September 1963 G Arsenal FC 5 3ᵍᵃ
2 Dixon, Lee M. 27
10 days
17 March 1964 RB Arsenal FC 6 0
3 Pearce, Stuart 28 24 April 1962 LB Nottingham Forest FC 35 1
4 Adams, Tony, off 46th min. 24 10 October 1966 CD Arsenal FC 19 4
5 Walker, Desmond S. 25 26 November 1965 CD Nottingham Forest FC 30 0
6 Wright, Mark 27 1 August 1963 CD Derby County FC 35 1
7 Robson, Bryan 34 11 January 1957 M Manchester United FC 89 26
8 Platt, David A. 24 10 June 1966 M Aston Villa FC 15 4
9 Beardsley, Peter A. 30 18 January 1961 AM Liverpool FC 48 8
10 Lineker, Gary W., off 76th min. 30 30 November 1960 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC 63 39
11 Barnes, John C.B. 27 7 November 1963
in Kingston, Jamaica
AM Liverpool FC 62 9
BME most apps
England Substitutes
1023 16 Sharpe, Lee S., on 46th min. for Sharpe 19
304 days
27 May 1971 M Manchester United FC 1 0
first player from the 1970's
15 Wright, Ian E., on 76th min. for Lineker 27 3 November 1963 F Crystal Palace FC 2 1 0
1

unused substitutes:

12-Gary Stevens, 13-Chris Woods, 14-Geoff Thomas.

substitute notes:

Lee Sharpe is the 54th player to debut for England as a substitute, the first teenage substitute since John Barnes in May 1983.

team notes:

Lee Sharpe becomes the first nineteen year old to play for England since John Barnes did so against Denmark in September 1983.
 
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Republic of Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 9th to 8th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Green v-necked jerseys with white Adidas trim and white/orange overlapping collar, white shorts with green Adidas trim, green socks with white Adidas trim.
Capt: Kevin Moran Manager: John Charlton, 55 (8 May 1935, in Ashington, England), appointed 7 February 1986.
Republic of Ireland Lineup
1 Bonner, Patrick J. 30 24 May 1960  G The Celtic FC, Scotland    GA
2 Irwin, J. Denis 25 31 October 1965 RB Manchester United FC, England    
3 Staunton, Stephen 22 17 January 1969  LB Liverpool FC, England    
4 O'Leary, David A. 32 2 May 1958
in Stoke Newington, England
CD Arsenal FC, England    
5 Moran, Kevin B. 34 19 April 1956 CD Blackburn Rovers FC, England     
6 Townsend, Andrew D. 27 23 July 1963
in Maidstone, England
LCM Chelsea FC, England     
7 McGrath, Paul 31 4 December 1959
in Ealing, England 
RCM Aston Villa FC, England     
8 Houghton, Raymond J. 29 9 January 1962
in Glasgow, Scotland
RM Liverpool FC, England    
9 Quinn, Niall J. 24 6 October 1966 LF Manchester City FC, England    
10 Aldridge, John W., off 72nd min. 32 18 September 1958
in Liverpool, England
RF Real Sociedad de Fútbol SAD, Spain    
11 Sheedy, Kevin M. 30 21 October 1959
in Builth Wells, Wales
LM Everton FC, England     
Republic of Ireland Substitutes
12 Cascarino, Anthony G., on 72nd min. for Aldridge 28 1 September 1962
in St. Paul's Cay, England
LF Aston Villa FC, England     

unused substitutes:

13-Chris Hughton, 14-John Sheridan, 15-Alan McLoughlin, 16-Gerry Peyton.
Manager Jack Charlton made 35 appearances for England between 1965 and 1970.
 
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    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Lee Dixon's first goal for England in the ninth minute of this European championship return match was cancelled out eighteen minutes later by Niall Quinn. Manchester United's exciting young prospect Lee Sharpe was introduced to international football at the start of the second-half, but England were lamentable in front of goal against Irish defenders who took no prisoners. Bryan Robson was called up for the first time by Graham Taylor, but he could not galvanise England into winning action. It was Robson's eighty-ninth cap. Injuries robbed him of at least another twenty caps.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
UEFA.com
Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks
Official Teamsheet
Match Programme
News of the World Football Annual 1991-92
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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