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674
 FIRST MEETING vs. NEW ZEALAND
   
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  Monday, 3 June 1991
NZFA Centenary Celebration Match by Winfield


New Zealand 0 England 1 [0-0]
 

Mount Smart Stadium, Penrose, Auckland
Kick-off (NZST): 2.30pm 3.30am BST
Attendance: 17,520

   
     
  [0-0] John Salako strikes crossbar from 6 yards 89
[0-1] Gary Lineker 90+3
beat Gosling to a low Parker cross to score right-footed from 3 yards
Match Summary
New Zealand Squad
England Squad
   
   
Highlights on BBC Sportsnight Commentator: John Motson with Trevor Brooking
 

Match Summary

Officials

New Zealand

Type

England

Referee (black) - Dennis Voutsinas
x (-), Australia.

Linesmen - Kenneth Wallace, 40 (18 October 1950), New Zealand, and Derek Rugg, 28 (21 March 1963), Auckland, New Zealand
Fourth Official - Gary Lake

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

New Zealand Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 57th
Colours: Made by Pony - White crew necked jerseys with black collar and diagonal stripes across chest, white shorts, white socks.
Capt: Malcolm Dunford Manager: Ian Doyle Marshall, 48 (27 April 1942 in Glasgow, Scotland), appointed June 1989, effective January 1990.
fifth match, W 2 - D 0 - L 3 - F 4 - A 5.
New Zealand Lineup
1 Gosling, Clint C. 31
33 days
1 May 1960
in Liverpool, England
G Sydney Olympic FC 30 GA
2 Ridenton, Michael E. 23
67 days
28 March 1968 D Mount Wellington AFC 35 14
3 Gray, Rodger G. 25
28 days
6 May 1966 CD Waitakere City FC 6 2
4 Dunford, Malcolm P. 28
144 days
10 January 1963 CD Miramar Rangers FC 35 5
5 Evans, Ceri L. 27
244 days
2 October 1963 D Oxford United FC, England 48 2
6 Ironside, Robert 23
287 days
20 August 1967 M Sydney Olympic FC 46 10
7 McGarry, Michael D. 26
17 days
17 May 1965 AM Christchurch United FC 30 12
8 Halligan, Daniel R. 26
106 days
17 February 1965 M Christchurch United FC 27 3
9 Edge, Declan J. 25
258 days
18 September 1965
in Malacca Town, Malaysia
F Waikato FC 25 1
12 Ferris, Antony 29
242 days
4 October 1961
in Northern Ireland
M Mount Maunganui FC 12 0
10 de Jong, Frederick S.J. 27
59 days
5 April 1964 F Fortuna Sittard, Netherlands 16 1

unused substitutes:

10-Noel Barkley, 13-Vaughan Coveney, 14-Carl Jorgensen, 15-Thomas Edge, 16-Grant Schofield

team notes:

captain Malcolm Dunford is the only member of the squad that played against the England B team in 1984
 
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Averages:

Age 26 years 269 days Appearances/Goals 28.2 4.5

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 3rd
Colours: The 1990 Umbro away shirt - Red collared jersey with shadowed diamonds and navy collar/white cuffs, navy shorts with white/red triangle, red socks with white tops.
Capt: Gary Lineker
(seventh captaincy (18) (6))
Manager: Graham Taylor, 46 (15 September 1944), appointed 23 July 1990,
10th match, W 7 - D 3 - L 0 - F 15 - A 5.
England Lineup
1 Woods, Christopher C.E. 31
201 days
14 November 1959 G Rangers FC, Scotland 22   6 GA
2 Parker, Paul A. 27
60 days
4 April 1964 RB Queen's Park Rangers FC 16    0 1
3 Pearce, Stuart 29
40 days
24 April 1962 LB Nottingham Forest FC 39       1
4 Batty, David, off 46th min. 22
183 days
2 December 1968 M Leeds United AFC 4       0
5 Walker, Desmond S. 25
189 days
26 November 1965 CD Nottingham Forest FC 34       0
1029 6 Barrett, Earl D. 25
36 days
28 April 1967 CD Oldham Athletic FC 1       0
the fourth Athletic player (first since 1929) to represent England  
7 Platt, David A. 24
358 days
10 June 1966 A/CM Aston Villa FC 20    7 (1)
8 Thomas, Geoffrey R. 26
302 days
5 August 1964 RM Crystal Palace FC 5       0
9 Wise, Dennis F. 24
169 days
16 December 1966 M Chelsea FC 4       1
10 Lineker, Gary W. 30
185 days
30 November 1960 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC 67   41 (4)
1030 11 Walters, Mark E., off 70th min. 27
1 day
2 June 1964 LM Rangers FC, Scotland 1 0 only app
1991
the fifth Rangers player to represent England
England Substitutes
1031 15 Deane, Brian C., on 46th min. for Batty 23
116 days
7 February 1968 CF Sheffield United FC 1       0
the 35h United player (first since 1975) to represent England  
16 Salako, John A., on 70th min. for Walters 22
112 days
11 February 1969
in Ibadan, Nigeria
M Crystal Palace FC 2 0       0
2
result: New Zealand 0 England 1

unused substitutes:

12-Gary Charles, 13-Tony Coton, 14-Ian Wright
 
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Averages:

Age 26 years 258 days Appearances/Goals 19.4    4.4

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

Jet lag and a dramatic climatic change did not help England's cause in this match in Auckland. It was therefore hardly surprising that the game was a very disappointing one. The match had been arranged as one of two to help celebrate the New Zealand Football Association's Centenary. England, with three new caps in the side, never really got going and their best moments were reserved for the final five minutes.

New Zealand offered plenty of spirit and courageously battled away for every loose ball. Goal attempts on this cold and windy day were few and far between and the nearest anyone came to a goal in the first-half was when Chris Woods dropped a corner. The ball fell for Dunford, only three yards from goal, but somehow he shot over the crossbar. To be fair it looked as though Woods had been impeded but having said that it looked also as though the referee would have given a goal. It certainly was a lucky escape.

Dennis Wise, again looking a little out of his depth in an international jersey, Paul Parker, giving a careless display and Earl Barrett, often struggling, gave England an uninspiring look about them, and but for a fine tackle by Des Walker, De Jong might have scored.

In the second half New Zealand continued to work hard to frustrate England and the visitors found it difficult to break the Kiwis down. But with only five minutes of a drab game remaining, the visitor's attack flickered into action. John Salako, making another lively appearance as substitute, as he had done in Sydney, hit the bar with a good shot. It looked as though that effort would be England's best of the match, but three minutes into injury time. Wise sent Parker away and Lineker anticipated the cross brilliantly to sprint in front of his marker to sweep home the last-gasp winner. The goal saw Lineker at his best and was a wonderful piece of opportunism.

It ruined the New Zealand party but set a new record from Graham Taylor as the tenth match without defeat since he replaced Bobby Robson as manager.

   

Source Notes

TheFA.com
BBC Sport
Ultimate NZ soccer
  Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks

Mike Payne - football historian and contributor
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