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428 vs. Romania
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431 vs. Wales

Saturday, 3 May 1969
Home International Championship 1968-69 (74th) Match

Northern Ireland 1 England 3 [0-1]
 

 

Match Summary
Northern Ireland Squad
England Squad

Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, county Antrim
Attendance: 23,000;
Kick-off: 7.30pm BST
Live on BBC One (UK) -
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme. Also live on ITV (LWT) - Commentator: Brian Moore and Jimmy Hill

England - Martin Peters (four-yard free header from a Lee free-kick 39), Franny Lee (fifteen yard strike after dribbling through 65), Geoff Hurst (powerful penalty after Neill brought down Lee 74)
Northern Ireland - Eric McMordie (cannoned in of his chest from six-yards from a Best overhead kick 63)
Results 1965-1970

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Match Summary

Officials

Northern Ireland

Type

England

Referee (-) - W. J. Mullan
x (-).

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 25th to 28th
Colours: Made by Bukta - Green crew necked jerseys with white collar/cuffs, white shorts, green socks.
Capt: Terry Neill Manager: William Laurence Bingham, 37 (5 August 1931), appointed October 1967,
seventh match, W 4 - D 0 - L 3 - F 12 - A 10.
Northern Ireland Lineup
  Jennings, Patrick A. 23 12 June 1945 G Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 22 33 GA
2 Craig, David J. 24 8 June 1944 RB Newcastle United FC, England 5 0
3 Harvey, Martin, injured off second half 27 19 September 1941 LB Sunderland AFC, England 31 3
4 Todd, Samuel J. 23 22 September 1945 RHB Burnley FC, England 4 0
5 Neill, W.J. Terence 26 8 May 1942 CHB Arsenal FC, England 37 1
6 Nicholson, James J. 26 27 February 1943 LHB Huddersfield Town FC, England 27 3
7 McMordie, Alexander S. 22 12 April 1946 OR Middlesbrough FC, England 4 2
8 Jackson, Thomas A. 22 3 November 1946 IR Everton FC, England 2 0
9 Dougan, A. Derek 31 20 January 1938 CF Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, England 24 6
10 Irvine, William J. 25 18 June 1943 IL Preston North End FC, England 20 8
11 Best, George 22 22 May 1946 OL Manchester United FC, England 16 4
Northern Ireland Substitutes
  Elder, Alexander R., on for Harvey 27 25 April 1941 LB Stoke City FC, England 37 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.
Martin Harvey had to be replaced early in the second half because of a cracked knee. His replace, Alex Harvey, did not have a number on his shirt.
 
2-3-5 Jennings -
Craig, Harvey
(Elder) -
Todd, Neill, Nicholson -
McMordie, Jackson, Dougan, Irvine, Best

Averages:

Age 24.6 Appearances/Goals 17.5 2.1

 

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, fiftieth captaincy Manager: Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 49 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
65th match, W 41 - D 15 - L 9 - F 144 - A 66.
England Lineup
  Banks     G Stoke   GA
2 Newton     RB Blackburn    
3 McNab, Robert 25 20 July 1943 LB Arsenal FC 4 0
4 Mullery, Alan P. 27 23 November 1941 RHB Tottenham Hotspur FC 15 0
5 Labone, Brian 29 23 January 1940 CHB Everton FC 14 0
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 28 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 67 2
7 Ball     OR Everton    
8 Lee, Francis H. 25 29 April 1944 IR Manchester City FC 3 2
9 Charlton     CF Manchester United    
10 Hurst     IL West Ham United    
11 Peters, Martin S. 25 8 November 1943 OL West Ham United FC 25 9

unused substitutes:

-

team notes:

Manager Alf Ramsey played for England against Ireland between 1950 and 1952.
 
2-3-5 Banks -
Newton, McNab -
Mullery, Labone, Moore -
Ball, Lee, Charlton, Hurst, Peters

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

The scoreline flattered England. Goalkeeper Gordon Banks was under long periods of pressure after Eric McMordie had cancelled out an early Martin Peters goal. With Newton doing an excellent containing job on George Best, England began to gain command. Goals from Francis Lee and Geoff Hurst wrapped up the game for them but not before Banks had made two splendid saves against the always dangerous Derek Dougan. Live television cut the attendance to 23,000.

Source Notes

TheFA.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