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Wednesday, 22 November 1967
Home International Championship 1967-68 (73rd) Match &
European Championship 1968 Group Eight Qualification Match

England 2 Northern Ireland 0 [1-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Northern Ireland Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 83,969;
Kick-off: 7.45pm GMT

England - Geoff Hurst (43), Bobby Charlton (62)
Results 1965-1970

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Match Summary

Officials from Wales

England

Type

Northern Ireland

Referee (-) - Leo Callaghan
x (-), Wales.

Linesmen - tbc

  Goal Attempts  
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  Possession  

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

ELO rating 1st
Capt: Bobby Moore, 38th captaincy Manager: Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 47 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
52nd match, W 35 - D 10 - L 7 - F 123 - A 56.
England Lineup
  Banks, Gordon     G Stoke   GA
2 Cohen, George     RB Fulham    
3 Wilson, Ramon 32 17 December 1934 LB Everton FC 57 0
4 Mullery, Alan P. 25 23 November 1941 RHB Tottenham Hotspur FC 5 0
5 Sadler, David 21 5 February 1946 CHB Manchester United FC 1 0
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 26 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 55 2
7 Thompson, Peter 24 27 November 1942 OR Liverpool FC 13 0
8 Hunt, Roger     IR Liverpool    
9 Charlton, Robert     CF Manchester United 80 43
10 Hurst, Geoffrey     IL West Ham    
11 Peters, Martin S. 24 8 November 1943 OL West Ham United FC 14

unused substitutes:

-

team notes:

Manager Alf Ramsey played for England against Ireland between 1950 and 1952.
 
2-3-5 Banks -
Cohen, Wilson -
Mullery, Sadler, Moore -
Thompson, Hunt, Charlton, Hurst, Peters.

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Northern Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 31st to 32nd
Colours: Made by Bukta - Green crew necked jerseys with white collar/cuffs, white shorts, green socks.
Capt: Terry Neill Manager: William Laurence Bingham, 36 (5 August 1931), appointed October 1967,
second match, W 1 - D 0 - L 1 - F 1 - A 2.
Northern Ireland Lineup
  Jennings, Patrick A. 22 12 June 1945 G Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 17 25 GA
2 Parke, John 30 6 August 1937 RB Sunderland AFC, England 14 0
3 Elder, Alexander R. 26 25 April 1941 LB Stoke City FC, England 35 1
4 Stewart, Arthur 25 13 January 1942 RHB Glentoran FC 3 0
5 Neill, W.J. Terence 25 8 May 1942 CHB Arsenal FC, England 33 1
6 Harvey, Martin 26 19 September 1941 LHB Sunderland AFC, England 26 3
7 Campbell, William G. 23 2 July 1944 OR Dundee FC, Scotland 2 0
8 Irvine, William J. 24 18 June 1943 IR Burnley FC, England 16 6
9 Wilson, Samuel J. 30 1937 CF Dundee FC, Scotland 12 7
10 Nicholson, James J. 24 27 February 1943 IL Huddersfield Town FC, England 23 2
11 Clements, David 22 15 September 1945 OL Coventry City FC, England 7 1

unused substitutes:

-

team notes:

Manager Billy Bingham played for Northern Ireland against England on thirteen seperate occasions from 1951 until 1963, scoring one in 1959.
 
2-3-5 Jennings -
Parke, Elder -
Stewart, Neill, Harvey -
Campbell, Irvine, Wilson, Nicholson, Clements.

Averages:

Age 25.2 Appearances/Goals 17.1 1.9

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Versatile David Sadler made his debut at centre-half against a Northern Ireland team missing their two key forwards George Best and Derek Dougan. Goals from Geoff Hurst and Bobby Charlton clinched victory in an undistinguished match that fell flat the moment it was announced just before the kick-off that both Best and Dougan had failed fitness tests. All attention was now switched to the final Home Championship match against Scotland that would decide which of them would represent Great Britain in the European Nations Cup quarter finals.

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