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440 vs. Wales
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442 vs. Scotland

Tuesday, 21 April 1970
Home International Championship 1969-70 (75th) Match

England 3 Northern Ireland 1 [1-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Northern Ireland Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 100,000;
Kick-off: 7.45pm BST

England - Martin Peters (eight yard header from a Charlton corner 6), Geoff Hurst (headed in off Neill's shoulder from a Newton cross 55), Bobby Charlton (six-yard slide in from a Hughes cross after Jennings saved 80)
Northern Ireland - George Best (left-footed ten-yard drive into inside post after rounding Stiles 54)
Results 1965-1970

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Match Summary

Officials from Spain

England

Type

Northern Ireland

Referee (black) - Viu Gaspar Pintado
x (-).

Linesmen - Senor Guruceta and Senor Oliva

Bobby Charlton was presented with a plaque to celebrate his one hundredth appearance by the Chairman of the Football Association preceding this match.

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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 Charlton, third and final captaincy Manager: Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 50 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
76th match, W 48 - D 18 - L 10 - F 162 - A 74.

captaincy notes:

Later FA yearbooks credit Bobby Moore with captaining England, but the yearbooks from the time and other sources give the captaincy to Charlton. Admiration for Moore led to an outburst of historical revisionism which gave him the additional captaincy he needed to have one more than Billy Wright's ninety. Charlton was not merely an honourary or ceremonial captain the night of his hundredth cap.
England Lineup
  Banks     G Stoke   GA
2 Newton     RB Everton    
3 Hughes     LB Liverpool    
4 Mullery, Alan P. 28 23 November 1941 RHB Tottenham Hotspur FC 24 0
5 Moore, Robert F.C. 29 12 April 1941 CHB West Ham United FC 77 2
6 Stiles, Norbert P. 27 18 May 1942 LHB Manchester United FC 27 1
7 Coates     OR Burnley    
8 Kidd, Brian 20 29 May 1949 IR Manchester United FC 1 0
9 Charlton, Robert 32 11 October 1937 CF Manchester United FC 100 48
10 Hurst     IL West Ham    
11 Peters, Martin S. 26 8 November 1943 OL Tottenham Hotspur FC 35 12
England Substitutes
1 Bell, Colin, on for Keith Newton after 81st min. 24 26 February 1946 M Manchester City FC 11 2

unused substitutes:

-

team notes:

Manager Alf Ramsey played for England against Ireland between 1950 and 1952.
Bobby Charlton is the first captain to score for nearly four years, since Booby Moore did in June 1966.
 
2-3-5 Banks -
Newton
(Bell), Hughes -
Mullery, Moore, Stiles -
Coates, Kidd, Charlton, Hurst, Peters.

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Northern Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 33rd to 34th
Colours: Made by Bukta - Green crew necked jerseys with white collar/cuffs, white shorts, green socks.
Capt: Terry Neill Manager: William Laurence Bingham, 38 (5 August 1931), appointed October 1967,
thirteenth match, W 4 - D 3 - L 6 - F 14 - A 17.
Northern Ireland Lineup
  Jennings, Patrick A. 24 12 June 1945 G Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 28 40 GA
2 Craig, David J. 25 8 June 1944 RB Newcastle United FC, England 10 0
3 Clements, David 24 15 September 1945 LB Coventry City FC, England 15 1
4 O'Kane, William J. 21 17 June 1948 RHB Nottingham Forest FC, England 2 0
5 Neill, W.J. Terence 27 8 May 1942 CHB Arsenal FC, England 43 1
6 Nicholson, James J. 27 27 February 1943 LHB Huddersfield Town FC, England 33 3
7 McMordie, Alexander S. 24 12 April 1946 OR Middlesbrough FC, England 9 3
8 Best, George 23 22 May 1946 IR Manchester United FC, England 21 5
9 Dougan, A. Derek 32 20 January 1938 CF Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, England 30 6
10 O'Docherty, Anthony, off 22 23 April 1947 IL Coleraine FC 1 0
11 Lutton, Robert J., off 19 13 July 1950 OL Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, England 2 0
Northern Ireland Substitutes
12 Nelson, Samuel, on for O'Docherty 21 1 April 1949 LB Arsenal FC, England 1 0
1? Cowan, John, on for Lutton 21 8 January 1949 M Newcastle United FC, England 1 0

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 -
Craig, Clements -
O'Kane, Neill, Nicholson -
McMordie, Best, Dougan, O'Docherty
(Nelson), Lutton (Cowan).

Averages:

Age 24.4 Appearances/Goals 17.6 1.5

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Bobby Charlton led the team out in his hundredth appearance in an England jersey and celebrated with his forty-eighth goal. Peters, now of Tottenham, and Hurst were also on the mark to give England a comfortable victory. George Best, Charlton's gifted Manchester United clubmate, gave Northern Ireland a rare moment of supremacy when he took advantage of dithering in the England defence to turn a half chance into a goal. Ralph Coates and Brian Kidd had their international careers launched as Sir Alf Ramsey searched for his ideal combination for the World Cup finals.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
Original newspaper reports
Official Matchday Programme
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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