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Tuaisceart Éireann

 

 
452 vs. Malta
453
454 vs. Wales

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 (80)
 
Results 1970-1975

? kicked-off. ? minutes (? & ?).

 

Match Summary

Officials from Scotland

Northern Ireland

Type

England

Referee (-) - MacKenzie
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 35th
Colours: Made by Bukta - Green crew necked jerseys with white collar/cuffs, white shorts, green socks.
Capt:   Manager:  
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
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

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
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
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       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11 Peters, Martin S. 27 8 November 1943 OL Tottenham Hotspur FC 47 17
England Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

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)
Norman Giller
, Football Author

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CG