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Tuaisceart Éireann

 

 
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Saturday, 15 May 1971
Home International Championship 1970-71 (76th) Match

Northern Ireland 0 England 1 [0-0]
 

 

Match Summary
Northern Ireland Squad
England Squad

Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, county Antrim
Attendance: 33,000;
Kick-off: tbc BST
Full delayed coverage on ITV (UK) -
Commentator: Brian Moore

England - Allan Clarke (set through by Lee ending with a seven-yard tap-in into an empty net 80)
 
Results 1970-1975

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Match Summary

Officials from Scotland

Northern Ireland

Type

England

Referee (black) - Alistair MacKenzie
x (-), 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 35th
Colours: Made by Bukta - Green crew necked jerseys with white collar/cuffs, white shorts, green socks.
Capt:   Manager: William Laurence Bingham, 39 (5 August 1931), appointed October 1967,
eighteenth match, W 6 - D 3 - L 9 - F 22 - A 22.
Northern Ireland Lineup
  Jennings, Patrick A. 25 12 June 1945 G Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 31 41 GA
2 Rice, Patrick J. 22 17 March 1949 RB Arsenal FC, England 3 0
3 Nelson, Samuel 22 1 April 1949 LB Arsenal FC, England 5 0
4 O'Kane, William J. 22 17 June 1948 RHB Nottingham Forest FC, England 5 0
5 Hunter, Allan 24 30 June 1946 CHB Blackburn Rovers FC, England 4 0
6 Nicholson, James J. 27 27 February 1943 LHB Huddersfield Town FC, England 37 5
7 Hamilton, Bryan 24 21 December 1946 OR Linfield FAC 4 0
8 McMordie, Alexander S., off 25 12 April 1946 IR Middlesbrough FC, England 13 3
9 Dougan, A. Derek 33 20 January 1938 CF Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, England 34 8
10 Clements, David 25 15 September 1945 IL Coventry City FC, England 19 1
11 Best, George 24 22 May 1946 OL Manchester United FC, England 26 9
Northern Ireland Substitutes
1? Cassidy, Thomas A., on for McMordie 20 18 November 1950 IR 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 -
Rice, Nelson -
O'Kane, Hunter, Nicholson -
Hamilton, McMordie
(Cassidy), Dougan, Clements, Best.

Averages:

Age 24.8 Appearances/Goals 16.5 2.4

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 3rd to 2nd
Colours: The 1965 Umbro home uniform - White crew necked jerseys, blue shorts, white socks.
Capt: Bobby Moore, seventieth captaincy Manager: Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 51 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
88th match, W 57 - D 19 - L 12 - F 185 - A 79.
England Lineup
  Banks     G Stoke   GA
2 Madeley     RB Leeds    
3 Cooper     LB Leeds    
4 Storey, Peter E. 25 7 September 1945 RHB Arsenal FC 2 0
5 McFarland, Roy L. 23 5 April 1948 CHB Derby County FC 4 0
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 30 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 88 2
7 Lee, Francis H. 27 29 April 1944 OR Manchester City FC 21 9
8 Ball     IR Everton    
9 Chivers     CF Tottenham    
10 Clarke     IL Leeds    
11 Peters, Martin S. 27 8 November 1943 OL Tottenham Hotspur FC 47 17

unused substitutes:

-

team notes:

Manager Alf Ramsey played for England against Ireland between 1950 and 1952.
 
2-3-5 Banks -
Madeley, Cooper -
Storey, McFarland, Moore -
Lee, Ball, Chivers, Clarke, Peters.

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

George Best had an opportunist goal disallowed after flicking the ball away from Gordon Banks as the England goalkeeper threw it up in preparation for a kicked clearance.  Many people considered it a magical piece of skill and impudence by Best, but Scottish referee MacKenzie decided he had been guilty of dangerously high kicking and, much to the annoyance of Best and the crowd, he awarded England a free-kick. Allan Clarke's winning goal ten minutes from the end brought off-side claims from the Irish defenders who also insisted that Francis Lee had handled the ball before passing to Clarke. It was not Ireland's lucky day. Paul Madeley, Leeds United's versatile defender, came in at right back as Sir Alf Ramsey continued to search for the perfect blend and balance at full back.

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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