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461 vs. Wales
462
463 vs. Scotland

Tuesday, 23 May 1972
Home International Championship 1971-72 (77th) Match

England 0 Northern Ireland 1 [0-1]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Northern Ireland Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 64,000;
Kick-off: 7.45pm BST

Northern Ireland - Terry Neill (33)
 
Results 1970-1975

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

 

Match Summary

Officials from Wales

England

Type

Northern Ireland

Referee (-) - W. John Gow
x (-).

Linesmen - I.P. Jones, Treharris and T.M. Parry, Prestatyn

Teams presented to Admiral sir Michael Pollock, G.C.B., M.V.O., D.S.C. (F.A. Hon. Vice-President).

  Goal Attempts  
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  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 3rd to 4th
Colours: The 1965 Umbro home uniform - White crew necked jerseys, blue shorts, white socks.
Capt: Colin Bell, first and only captaincy Manager: Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 52 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
97th match, W 61 - D 22 - L 14 - F 198 - A 87.
England Lineup
  Shilton, Peter L. 22  18 September 1949 G Leicester City FC 4 3 GA
2 Todd, Colin 23 12 December 1948 RB Derby County FC 1 0
3       LB      
4 Storey, Peter E. 26 7 September 1945 RHB Arsenal FC 7 0
5 Lloyd, Laurence V. 23 6 October 1948 CHB Liverpool FC 3 0
6       LHB      
7 Summerbee, Michael G. 29 15 December 1942 OR Manchester City FC 7 1
8 Bell, Colin 26 26 February 1946 IR Manchester City FC 19 3
9 MacDonald, Malcolm I., off 59th min. 22 7 January 1950 CF Newcastle United FC 2 0
10 Marsh, Rodney W. 27 11 October 1944 IL Manchester City FC 5 1
11       OL      
England Substitutes
1 Peters, Martin S., on 58th min. 28 8 November 1943 OL Tottenham Hotspur FC 54 18

unused substitutes:

-

team notes:

This is the first match since the 1966 World Cup Final that did not feature a World Cup winner in the starting line-up.
Colin Bell is Ramsey's seventh different captain, equalling the record set by Walter Winterbottom.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Northern Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 34th to 27th
Colours: Made by Bukta - Green crew necked jerseys with white collar/cuffs, white shorts, green socks.
Capt: Derek Dougan Player-Manager: William John Terence Neill, 30 (8 May 1942)
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 - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

This was England's first defeat by Northern Ireland since 1957. Terry Neill, the Irish player-manager winning his fiftieth cap, scored the only goal of the match from close range following a Danny Hegan corner in the thirty-third minute. Colin Bell skippered England in the absence of injured Bobby Moore, and Tony Currie and Colin Todd won their first caps. It was the first match since the 1966 World Cup that England kicked off without one of the heroes of '66 in the starting line-up.

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