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Tuesday, 21 May 1991
England Challenge Cup, match one

England 3 USSR 1 [2-1]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
USSR Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 23,789;
Kick-off: 8.00pm BST
Live on Sky Sports (UK) -
Commentator: Martin Tyler

England - David Platt (penalty 4, 89), Alan Smith (16)
USSR - Mark Wright (own goal from Tatarchuk 11)
 
Results 1990-1995

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Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

USSR

Referee (-) - Emilio Soriano Aladren
x (x), Spain, FIFA listed x.

Linesmen - Peter Mikkelsen, Denmark and Zoran Petrovic, Yugoslavia.

Reserve Official - Don T. Morgan, Wiltshire F.A.

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

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: Mark Wright, only captaincy Manager: Graham Taylor, 46 (15 September 1944), appointed 23 July 1990,
7th match, W 5 - D 2 - L 0 - F 11 - A 3.
England Lineup
1 Woods, Christopher C.E. 31 14 November 1959 G Rangers FC, Scotland 20 6 GA
2 Stevens, M. Gary 28 27 March 1963 RB Rangers FC, Scotland 42 0
3 Dorigo, Anthony            
4 Wise, Dennis F., off 72nd min. 24 15 December 1966 M Chelsea FC 2 1
5 Parker, Paul A. 27 4 April 1964 CD Queen's Park Rangers FC 14 0
6 Wright, Mark 27 1 August 1963 CD Derby County FC 36 1
7 Platt, David A. 24 10 June 1966 M Aston Villa FC 17 6
8 Thomas, Geoffrey R. 26 5 August 1964 M Crystal Palace FC 2 0
9 Smith, Alan M. 28 21 November 1962 F Arsenal FC 6 1
10 Wright, Ian E., off 72nd min. 27 3 November 1963 F Crystal Palace FC 3 0
11 Barnes, John            
England Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

12-Lee Dixon, 13-David Seaman, 14-Neil Webb, 15- David Batty, 16-Peter Beardsley.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

USSR Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 9th to 10th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Red v-necked jerseys with white collar/Adidas trim/piping and large shoulder panels, white shorts with red Adidas trim, red socks with white Adidas trim.
Capt:   Manager:  
USSR Lineup
1 Uvarov, Alexander      G     GA
2 Chernishkov, Andrei             
3 Kulkov, Vasily             
4 Tseviba, Akhrik             
5 Galiamih, Dimitri             
6 Shalimov, Igor             
7 Mikhailichenko, Alexei             
8 Kanchelskis, Andrei             
9 Kolyanov, Igor             
10 Tatarchuk, Vladimir             
11 Kuzhetsov, Dimitri             
USSR Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

12-Stanislav Cherchesov, 13-Alexander Mostovoi, 14-Igor Korneyev, 15-Igor Dobrovolsky, 16-Ilia Tsimbalari.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Only 23,789 fans bothered to turn up to see England play Russia in the contrived 'England Challenge Cup', a three-way tournament that also included Argentina. David Platt got England off to a flying start with a fourth-minute goal from the penalty spot, and Alan Smith made it 2-0 twelve minutes later. An own goal by Mark Wright gave the Russians brief hope of getting back into the game before Platt finished  them off with an eighty-ninth minute strike. David 'Bites Yer Legs' Batty started his international career as a seventieth minute substitute.

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