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Wednesday, 14 October 1992
World Cup 1994 UEFA Group Two qualification match

England 1 Norway 1 [0-0]

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 51,441;
Kick-off: 8.00pm BST
Live on Sky Sports (UK) -
Commentator: Martin Tyler

England - David Platt
Norway - Nekdal
Match Summary
England Squad
Norway Squad
England - Paul Gascoigne
Results 1990-1995

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Match Summary





Referee (black) - A. Brizio Carter
x (x), Mexico, FIFA listed x.

Linesmen - J. Maria Muniz Faron and J. Mijares Salicio, Spain.

Reserve Official - J. Ramos Marcos, Spain.

Teams presented to Sir Stanley Matthews, C.B.E., ex-England winger

American Airlines Most Valued England Player 'The Crystal Eagle' was awarded to Paul Gascoigne.

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England Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 6th
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: Stuart Pearce, fifth captaincy   Manager: Graham Taylor, 48 (15 September 1944), appointed 23 July 1990,
26th match, W 13 - D 10 - L 3 - F 35 - A 19.
England Lineup
1 Woods, Christopher C.E. 32 14 November 1959 G Sheffield Wednesday FC 36 18 GA
2 Dixon, Lee, off 90th min.            
3 Pearce, Stuart 30 24 April 1962 LB Nottingham Forest FC 52 2
4 Batty, David            
5 Walker, Desmond            
6 Adams, Tony            
7 Platt, David A. 26 10 June 1966 M Juventus FC SpA, Italy 34 12
8 Gascoigne, Paul J. 25 27 May 1967 M SS Lazio SpA, Italy 21 2
9 Shearer, Alan 22 13 August 1970 CF Blackburn Rovers FC 5 1
10 Wright, Ian E., off 68th min. 28 3 November 1963 F Arsenal FC 6 0
11 Ince, Paul            
England Substitutes
16 Merson, Paul C., on 68th min. for Wright 24 20 March 1968 M Arsenal FC 9 1
14 Palmer, Carlton L., on 90th min. for Dixon 26 5 December 1965 CM Sheffield Wednesday FC 9 0

unused substitutes:

12-Gary Pallister, 13-David Seaman, 15-John Salako.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


Norway Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 29th to 27th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Red v-necked shadow striped jerseys with white sleeves/collar, red/black shoulder stripes and black Adidas trim, white shorts with red Adidas trim, black socks with white Adidas trim.
Capt:   Manager: Egil Olsen, 50
Norway Lineup
1 Thorstvedt, Erik     G     GA
2 Nilsen, Roger            
3 Pedersen, Tore            
4 Bratseth, Rune            
5 Bjornebye, Stig            
6 Ingebritsen, Kabe            
7 Mykland, Erik            
8 Rekdal, Kjetil            
9 Halle, Gunnar            
10 Sorloth, Goran            
11 Jakobsen, Jahn Ivar            
Norway Substitutes

unused substitutes:

12-Ola By Rise, 13-Henning Berg, 14-Oyvind Leonhardsen, 15-Jostein Flo, 16-Tore Andre Dahlum.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

David Platt maintained the goal scoring form that had been one of the few bonuses for Graham Taylor as England produced a fighting performance against a vastly improved Norwegian team. Paul Gascoigne stood out on his return to the international stage, and it was his flair and imagination that brought the smile back to the face of English football. A major worry for Taylor was the shot-shy performance from Ian Wright, who was struggling to produce his club form at England level. Tony Adams brought stability to the England defence that was dented only by a surprise long-range shot that earned Norway a flattering draw in this World Cup qualifier.

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