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469 vs. Wales

Saturday, 12 May 1973
Home International Championship 1972-73 (78th) Match

Northern Ireland 1 England 2 [1-1]
 

 

Match Summary
Northern Ireland Squad
England Squad

Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool, Lancashire
Although played on English soil, this is an Northern Ireland home match
Attendance: 29,865;
Kick-off: tbc BST

England - Martin Chivers (near post header slipped through the hands of Jennings from a Ball free-kick 8, dribbled around Jennings to tap into an empty net from six yards 83)
Northern Ireland - Dave Clements (penalty awarded after Storey challenged Morgan 22)
 
Results 1970-1975

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Match Summary

Officials from Wales

Northern Ireland

Type

England

Referee (-) - Clive Thomas
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

  Goal Attempts  
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  Fouls Conceded  
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Northern Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 29th
Colours: Made by Bukta - Green crew necked jerseys with white collar/cuffs, white shorts, green socks.
Capt: Terry Neill Player-Manager: William John Terence Neill, 30 (8 May 1942), appointed September 1971, also player-manager at Hull City AFC.
eleventh match, W 2 - D 4 - L 5 - F 8 - A 12.
Northern Ireland Lineup
  Jennings, Patrick A. 27 12 June 1945 G Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 42 52 GA
2 Rice, Patrick J. 24 17 March 1949 RB Arsenal FC, England 13 0
3 Craig, David J. 28 8 June 1944 LB Newcastle United FC, England 20 0
4 Neill, W.J. Terence 31 8 May 1942 RHB Hull City AFC (player-manager), England 57 2
5 Hunter, Allan 26 30 June 1946 CHB Ipswich Town FC, England 17 0
6 Clements, David 27 15 September 1945 LHB Sheffield Wednesday FC, England 32 2
7 Hamilton, Bryan 26 21 December 1946 OR Ipswich Town FC, England 14 1
8 Jackson, Thomas A. 26 3 November 1946 IR Nottingham Forest FC, England 12 0
9 Morgan, Samuel J. 26 3 December 1946 CF Port Vale FC, England 5 2
10 O'Neill, Martin H.M. 21 1 March 1952 IL Nottingham Forest FC, England 6 1
11 Anderson, Trevor 22 3 March 1951 OL Manchester United FC, England 2 2

unused substitutes:

12-Willie McFaul, 13-Roy Coyle, 14-Liam O'Kane, 15-Bertie Lutton.

team notes:

Player-manager Terry Neill also played for Northern Ireland against England on nine previous occasions from 1961 until 1972, scoring the only goal in their previous encounter.
He also becomes Northern Ireland's record appearance holder, overtaking Danny Blanchflower's and Billy Bingham's record of 56.
 
2-3-5 Jennings -
Rice, Craig -
Neill, Hunter, Clements -
Hamilton, Jackson, Morgan, O'Neill, Anderson.

Averages:

Age 25.8 Appearances/Goals 20.0 0.9

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 3rd
Colours: The 1965 Umbro home uniform - White crew necked jerseys, blue shorts, white socks.
Capt: Bobby Moore, 83rd captaincy Manager: Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 53 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
103rd match, W 65 - D 24 - L 14 - F 209 - A 90.
England Lineup
  Shilton, Peter L. 23  18 September 1949 G Leicester City FC 7 5 GA
2 Storey, Peter E. 27 7 September 1945 RB Arsenal FC 13 0
3 Nish, David J. 25 26 September 1947 LB Derby County FC 1 0
4 Bell, Colin 27 26 February 1946 RHB Manchester City FC 25 4
5 McFarland, Roy L. 25 5 April 1948 CHB Derby County FC 13 0
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 32 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 101 2
7 Ball, Alan     OR Arsenal    
8 Channon, Michael     IR Southampton    
9 Chivers, Martin     CF Tottenham Hotspur    
10 Richards, John P. 22 9 November 1950 IL Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 1 0
11 Peters, Martin S. 29 8 November 1943 OL Tottenham Hotspur FC 56 18

unused substitutes:

12-Ray Clemence, 13-Emlyn Hughes, 14-Paul Madeley, 15-Kevin Keegan, 16-Mike Summerbee.

team notes:

Manager Alf Ramsey played for England against Ireland between 1950 and 1952.
 
2-3-5 Shilton -
Storey, Nish -
Bell, McFarland, Moore -
Ball, Channon, Chivers, Richards, Peters.

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

The game should have been played in Belfast but because of the political problems was switched to Goodison Park at the request of the Irish FA. A rare mistake by goalkeeper Pat Jennings let Martin Chivers in for his first goal in the ninth minute, and another mistake - this time by Terry Neill - set Chivers up for the winning goal nine minutes from the end. Dave Clements scored for Ireland from the penalty spot after a foul by Peter Storey in the twenty-second minute. Wolves striker John Richards won his only cap. England's disjointed display brought them jeers and slow handclaps from the Goodison crowd, the majority of whom seemed to be supporting the Irish.

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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