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Wednesday, 7 September 1994
International Friendly Match

England 2 United States 0 [2-0]


Match Summary
England Squad
United States Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 38,629;
Kick-off: 8.00pm BST
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Commentator: Martin Tyler

England - Alan Shearer (32, 39)
England - David Platt
Results 1990-1995

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Match Summary

Officials from Spain



United States

Referee (-) - Antonio Jesus Lopez Nieto
36 (25 January 1958), x, FIFA listed x.

Linesmen - J.A. Fernandez Marin and F. Alvarez De La Cruz.

Reserve Official - M.J. Stobbart, Surrey.

Teams presented to Sir Bobby Charlton, C.B.E., ex-England forward.

A minute's silence was observed before the match, and black armbands worn, in honour of England legend, Billy Wright, who died last week.
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England Team



FIFA (21 July 1994) 18th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 12th
Colours: The 1993 Umbro home uniform - White collared shadowed zig-zag jersey with navy collar/red trim, navy shadowed zig-zag shorts with red hem, white socks with navy tops/red trim. 
Capt: David Platt, eleventh captaincy Head coach: Terence Frederick Venables, 51 (6 January 1943), appointed 28 January 1994,
4th match, W 3 - D 1 - L 0 - F 8 - A 0.
England Lineup
1 Seaman, David A. 30 19 September 1963 G Arsenal FC 15 10ᵍᵃ
2 Jones, Robert M. 22 5 November 1971 RB Liverpool FC 5 0
3 Le Saux, Graeme P. 25 17 October 1968 LB Blackburn Rovers FC 4 0
4 Venison, Barry 30 16 August 1964 CD Newcastle United FC 1 0
5 Adams, Tony     CD      
6 Pallister, Gary A. 29 30 June 1965 CD Manchester United FC 14 0
7 Platt, David A. 28 10 June 1966 M UC Sampdoria SpA, Italy 49 23
8 Barnes, John            
9 Shearer, Alan, off 80th min. 24 13 August 1970 CF Blackburn Rovers FC 11 5
10 Sheringham, Edward P., off 80th min. 28 2 April 1966 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 3 0
11 Anderton, Darren            
England Substitutes
16 Ferdinand, Leslie, on 80th min. for Shearer            
15 Wright, Ian E., on 80th min. for Sheringham 30 3 November 1963 F Arsenal FC 19 5
unused substitutes: 12-Neil Ruddock, 13-Tim Flowers, 14-Matthew Le Tissier.
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United States Team



FIFA (21 July 1994) 22nd
EFO ranking

ELO rating 45th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Silver v-necked jerseys covered on left side with various sized white stars and white collar/cuffs trimmed with red, red shorts, red socks.
Capt: Thomas Dooley Manager: Velibor Milutinović, 50 (7 September 1944), appointed in 1991.
United States Lineup
1 Friedel, Brad, off 82nd min.     G     GA
20 Caligiuri, Paul            
22 Lalas, Alexi            
4 Agoos, Jeff, off 70th min.            
5 Dooley, Thomas            
17 Balboa, Marcelo            
7 Perez, Hugo, off 46th min.            
8 Stewart, Ernie, off 82nd min.            
13 Jones, Cobi            
10 Reyna, Claudio, off 82nd min.            
16 Sorber, Mike            
United States Substitutes
11 Wynalda, Eric, on 46th min. for Perez            
2 Lapper, Mike, on 70th min. for Agoos            
12 Sommer, Juergen, on 82nd min. for Friedel            
15 Moore, Joe-Max, on 82nd min. for Reyna            
14 Klopas, Frank, on 82nd min. for Stewart            
unused substitutes: 3-Jovan Kirovski, 19-John Kerr Jr,.
team notes: Coach Bora Milutinović was in charge of Mexico against England in the summer friendlies of 1985 and 1986.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

England worked at trying to perfect their much-vaunted Christmas Tree formation introduced amid huge media interest by Terry Venables. But there was nothing to suggest it made them any more potent against an uninspired United States team unable to find the form that had brought them huge support in the World Cup finals. One of the few encouraging things was the powerhouse performance of two-goal Alan Shearer, who was always too much of a handful for the overworked American defence. Barry Venison made a satisfactory debut in the first of his two England appearances.

Source Notes

Original newspaper reports
Official Teamsheet
Rothman's Yearbooks
F.A. Yearbook
Norman Giller
, Football Author