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Wednesday, 18 November 1992
World Cup 1994 UEFA Group Two qualification match

England 4 Turkey 0 [2-0]


Match Summary
England Squad
Turkey Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 42,984;
Kick-off: 8.00pm BST
Live on Sky Sports (UK) -
Commentator: Martin Tyler

England - Paul Gascoigne (16, 62), Alan Shearer (28), Stuart Pearce (free-kick deflected beyong the keeper 61)
Results 1990-1995

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Match Summary

Officials from Sweden




Referee (black) - B. Karlsson
x (x), x, FIFA listed x.

Linesmen - L. Sundqvist and B. Persson.

Reserve Official - C. Follstrom.

Teams presented to His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent, FA President, & Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Kent.

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, sixth captaincy    Manager: Graham Taylor, 48 (15 September 1944), appointed 23 July 1990,
27th match, W 14 - D 10 - L 3 - F 39 - A 19.
England Lineup
1 Woods, Christopher C.E. 33 14 November 1959 G Sheffield Wednesday FC 37 18 GA
2 Dixon, Lee            
3 Pearce, Stuart 30 24 April 1962 LB Nottingham Forest FC 53 3
4 Palmer, Carlton L. 26 5 December 1965 CM Sheffield Wednesday FC 10 0
5 Walker, Desmond         50  
6 Adams, Tony            
7 Platt, David A. 26 10 June 1966 M Juventus FC SpA, Italy 35 12
8 Gascoigne, Paul J. 25 27 May 1967 M SS Lazio SpA, Italy 22 4
9 Shearer, Alan 22 13 August 1970 CF Blackburn Rovers FC 6 2
10 Wright, Ian E. 29 3 November 1963 F Arsenal FC 7 0
11 Ince, Paul            
England Substitutes

unused substitutes:

12-Gary Pallister, 13-David Seaman, 14-Paul Merson, 15-Andy Sinton, 16-Les Ferdinand.

team notes:

Stuart Pearce's free-kick was the twelfth such goal scored by England, and the first since 1983.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


Turkey Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 56th to 58th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Red v-necked shadow striped jerseys with white hoop/collar, red shorts, red socks with white Adidas trim.
Capt:   Manager: Joseph Piontek
Turkey Lineup
1 Hayrettin     G     GA
2 Recep            
3 Bulent            
4 Gokhan            
5 Ogan            
6 Orhan            
7 Hami            
8 Unal            
9 Mehmet            
10 Oguz            
11 Hakan            
Turkey Substitutes

unused substitutes:

12-Engin, 13-Riza, 14-Ersel, 15-Ugur, 16-Saffet.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

Paul Gascoigne monopolised this World Cup qualifying match with a spectacular solo show, scoring two of the goals and having a big influence in a third.  The outplayed Turks were lucky not to concede at least three more goals as Gascoigne's passes pulled their defence to shreds. Ian Wright combined well with Alan Shearer, and was unfortunate not to break his England goal-scoring duck. Des Walker marked his fiftieth international appearance with a faultless display. He was always a thought and a deed ahead of the Turkish forwards and he continually broke up their attempted counter attacks with his quick interceptions and timely tackles.

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