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Tuaisceart Éireann

 

 
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406 vs. France  ~ 407 vs. Argentina
408 vs. Portugal ~ 409 vs. West Germany

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Saturday, 22 October 1966
Home International Championship 1966-67 (72nd) Match &
European Championship 1968 Group Eight Qualification Match

Northern Ireland 0 England 2 [0-1]
 

 

Match Summary
Northern Ireland Squad
England Squad

Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, county Antrim
Attendance: 47,897;
Kick-off: 3.00pm BST

England - Roger Hunt (hit a Hurst cross into the inside post 39), Martin Peters (headed in a Bobby Charlton centre 60)
Expulsion: Northern Ireland - Billy Ferguson (85)
Results 1965-1970

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Match Summary

Officials from Scotland

Northern Ireland

Type

England

Referee (-) - Robert Holley Davidson
x (-), Airdrie, Scotland.

Linesmen - tbc

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

Northern Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 33rd
Colours: Made by Bukta - Green crew necked jerseys with white collar/cuffs, white shorts, green socks.
Capt: Alex Elder Manager: Robert Peacock, 38 (29 September 1928), appointed October 1962
26th match, W 11 - D 3 - L 12 - F 45 - A 52.
Northern Ireland Lineup
  Jennings, Patrick A., injured off 46th min. 21 12 June 1945 G Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 14 21 GA
2 Parke, John 29 6 August 1937 RB Sunderland AFC, England 11 0
3 Elder, Alexander R. 25 25 April 1941 LB Burnley FC, England 32 1
4 Todd, Samuel J. 21 22 September 1945 RHB Burnley FC, England 2 0
5 Harvey, Martin 25 19 September 1941 CHB Sunderland AFC, England 24 3
6 McCullough, William J. 30 27 July 1935 LHB Millwalll FC, England 10 0
7 Ferguson, William 28 28 May 1938 OR Linfield FAC 2 0
8 Crossan, John A. 27 29 November 1938 IR Manchester City FC, England 22 10
9 Irvine, William J. 23 18 June 1943 CF Burnley FC, England 14 6
10 Dougan, A. Derek 28 20 January 1938 IL Leicester City FC, England 16 4
11 Best, George 20 22 May 1946 OL Manchester United FC, England 13 3
Northern Ireland Substitutes
12 McFaul, William S., on 46th min. for Jennings 23 1 October 1943 G Linfield FAC 1 1 GA

unused substitutes:

-

team notes:

Manager Bertie Peacock played for Ireland against England on six seperate occasions from 1954 until 1960, scoring one in 1958.
Willie McFaul became the first substitute to be used during this fixture when he pelcaed Pat Jennings in the goal. Jennings was suffering with an injured ankle.
 
2-3-5 Jennings (McFaul) -
Parke, Elder -
Todd, Harvey, McCullough -
Ferguson, Crossan, Irvine, Dougan, Best.

Averages:

Age 25.2 Appearances/Goals 14.5 2.5

 

England Team

 
Current World Champions Colours: The 1965 Umbro home uniform - White crew necked jerseys, blue shorts, white socks.

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking
first
ELO rating first
Capt: Bobby Moore, 31st captaincy Manager: Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 46 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
45th match, W 30 - D 9 - L 6 - F 108 - A 52.
England Lineup
  Banks, Gordon     G Leicester 34 GA
2 Cohen, George     RB Fulham    
3 Wilson, Ramon 31 17 December 1934 LB Everton FC 52 0
4 Stiles, Norbert P. 24 18 May 1942 RHB Manchester United FC 21 1
5 Charlton, John     CHB Leeds United    
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 25 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 48 2
7 Ball, Alan     OR Everton    
8 Hurst, Geoffrey     IR West Ham    
9 Charlton, Robert     CF Manchester United    
10 Hunt, Roger     IL Liverpool 20 16
11 Peters, Martin S. 22 8 November 1943 OL West Ham United FC 9

unused substitutes:

-

team notes:

Manager Alf Ramsey played for England against Ireland between 1950 and 1952.
Gordon Banks becomes England's most capped goalkeeper.
 
2-3-5 Banks -
Cohen, Wilson -
Stiles,
J.Charlton, Moore -
Ball, Hurst,
R.Charlton, Hunt, Peters.

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

The Irish, with George Best and Derek Dougan in menacing mood, battled desperately to overcome England in their first match as world champions, but they were sunk by a goal in each half by first Roger Hunt and then Martin Peters. The match deteriorated into a bad tempered encounter, and in the closing minutes Linfield winger Billy Ferguson was ordered off after a savage tackle on Alan Ball.  Bobby Moore's attention during the build up to the match was claimed by the Inland Revenue, who announced they would be taxing the £1,000 bonus collected by each of the 22 players in England's World Cup winning squad.  On behalf of the team, skipper Bobby took the Taxman to the steps of the law courts before they relented and agreed to make it tax free. What a way to treat heroes.

   ....elsewhere on this day 

Football League Division One:
   Arsenal 2 West Bromwich Albion 3
   Aston Villa 0 Sheffield United 0
   Blackpool 6 Newcastle United 0
   Sheffield Wednesday 1 Fulham 1
  
Football League Division One table:
    Stoke City P 12 18pts
    Chelsea P 12 17pts
    BurnleyBlackpool P 12 17pts
    Tottenham Hotspur P 12 17pts
    Leicester City P 12 16pts
    Manchester United P 12 15pts
    Liverpool P 12 15pts
    Everton P 12 14pts
    Nottingham Forest P 12 13pts
    Leeds United P 12 13pts
    Sheffield United P 13 13pts
    Sheffield Wednesday P 13 12pts
    Arsenal P 13 12pts
    West Bromwich Albion P 13 11pts
    Southampton P 12 11pts
    West Ham United P 12 10pts
    Newcastle United P 13 10pts
    Fulham P 13 9pts
    Aston Villa P 13 8pts
    Manchester City P 12 8pts
    Sunderland P 12 7pts
   Blackpool P 13 6pts

Source Notes

TheFA.com
UEFA.com
Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Northern Ireland's Footballing Greats

Norman Giller
, Football Author

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CG