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Tuaisceart Éireann


440 vs. Wales
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, Geoff Hurst, Bobby Charlton
Northern Ireland - George Best
Results 1965-1970

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Match Summary

Officials from Spain



Northern Ireland

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

Linesmen - Senor Guruceta and Senor Oliva

  Goal Attempts  
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  Fouls Conceded  

England Team

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


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
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
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       OR      
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       IL      
11 Peters, Martin S. 26 8 November 1943 OL Tottenham Hotspur FC 35 12
England Substitutes
1 Bell, Colin, on after 81st min. 24 26 February 1946 M Manchester City FC 11 2

unused substitutes:


team notes:

Bobby Charlton is the first captain to score for nearly four years, since Booby Moore did in June 1966.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


Northern Ireland Team



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 Bingham
Northern Ireland Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      
Northern Ireland Substitutes

unused substitutes:

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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    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

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)
Norman Giller
, Football Author