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461 vs. Wales
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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 (a Hegan corner found Dougan's head before Neill's outsretched right leg applied the finish 33)
Terry Neill's goal marked resulted in his first managerial victory.
 
Results 1970-1975

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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).

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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 Hughes     LB Liverpool    
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 Hunter     LHB Leeds United    
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 Marsh, Rodney W. 27 11 October 1944 IL Manchester City FC 5 1
10 Macdonald, Malcolm I., off 59th min. 22 7 January 1950 CF Newcastle United FC 2 0
11 Currie     OL Sheffield United    
England Substitutes
1? Peters, Martin S., on 58th min. for Currie 28 8 November 1943 OL Tottenham Hotspur FC 54 18
1? Chivers, Martin, on 59th min. for Macdonald     OL      

unused substitutes:

-

team notes:

Manager Alf Ramsey played for England against Ireland between 1950 and 1952.
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.
 
2-3-5 Shilton -
Todd, Hughes -
Storey, Lloyd, Hunter -
Summerbee, Bell, Marsh, Macdonald
(Peters), Currie (Chivers)

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), appointed September 1971, also player-manager at Hull City AFC.
fifth match, W 1 - D 2 - L 2 - F 3 - A 5.
Northern Ireland Lineup
  Jennings, Patrick A. 26 12 June 1945 G Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 37 45 GA
2 Rice, Patrick J. 23 17 March 1949 RB Arsenal FC, England 9 0
3 Nelson, Samuel 23 1 April 1949 LB Arsenal FC, England 12 0
4 Neill, W.J. Terence 30 8 May 1942 RHB Hull City AFC (player-manager), England 51 2
15 Hunter, Allan 25 30 June 1946 CHB Ipswich Town FC, England 11 0
6 Clements, David 26 15 September 1945 LHB Coventry City FC, England 26 1
7 Hegan, Daniel 28 14 June 1943
born in Coatbridge, Scotland
OR Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, England 4 0
8 McMordie, Alexander S. 26 12 April 1946 IR Middlesbrough FC, England 19 3
9 Dougan, A. Derek 34 20 January 1938 CF Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, England 40 8
10 Irvine, William J. 28 18 June 1943 IL Brighton & Hove Albion FC, England 22 8
11 Jackson, Thomas A. 25 3 November 1946 OL Nottingham Forest FC, England 9 0

unused substitutes:

-

team notes:

Player-manager Terry Neill also played for Northern Ireland against England on eight previous occasions from 1961 until 1970. He has here masterminded his country to their first victory over England since 1957.
 
2-3-5 Jennings -
Rice, Nelson -
Neill, Hunter, Clements -
Hegan, McMordie, Dougan, Irvine, Jackson.

Averages:

Age 26.7 Appearances/Goals 21.8 1.9

 

    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)
Northern Ireland's Footballing Greats

Norman Giller
, Football Author

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