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Wednesday, 6 June 1973
World Cup 1974 UEFA Group Five Qualification Match

Poland 2 England 0 [1-0]
 

Stadion Slaski, Katowicka, Chorzów
Attendance:
73,714/100,000;
Kick-off: tbc BST
Live on BBC (UK) -
Commentator: David Coleman

Poland - Bobby Moore (own goal from a Lubanski shot 9), Lubański Match Summary
Poland Squad
England Squad
 
Red Card: England - Alan Ball (76)
Results 1970-1975

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Match Summary

Officials

Poland

Type

England

Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

Poland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 6th to 4th
Colours: Made by Adidas - White jerseys, red shorts, white socks with red tops
Capt:   Manager:  
Poland Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      
Poland Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 3rd
Colours: The 1973 Umbro alternate away uniform - Yellow crew necked aertex short-sleeved jerseys, blue shorts with yellow side trim, yellow socks.
Capt: Bobby Moore, 87th captaincy Manager: Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 53 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
107th match, W 67 - D 25 - L 15 - F 214 - A 93.
England Lineup
  Shilton, Peter L. 23  18 September 1949 G Leicester City FC 11 8 GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4 Storey, Peter E. 27 7 September 1945 RHB Arsenal FC 17 0
5 McFarland, Roy L. 25 5 April 1948 CHB Derby County FC 17 0
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 32 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 105 2
7       OR      
8 Bell, Colin 27 26 February 1946 RHB Manchester City FC 29 4
9       CF      
10       IL      
11 Peters, Martin S. 29 8 November 1943 OL Tottenham Hotspur FC 60 20
England Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
4-4-2 -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

This was  disastrous defeat for England in a vital World Cup qualifying match.  Poland went ahead in the ninth minute when a Lubanski shot found its way into the net off the foot of Bobby Moore and the arm of Peter Shilton. Early in the second-half Moore made an uncharacteristic hash of a tackle against Lubanski, who raced clear to make it 2-0. To compound England's misery Alan Ball was sent off following an angry clash twelve minutes from the final whistle.  Once again,  Sir Alf's poor understanding of the substitute system let down England. It screamed out for attacking players to be sent on when the Poles went two goals clear, but Ramsey stuck with his rigid 4-4-2 formation that meant the game became bogged down in midfield as Poland chose to close up shop and hang on to their lead.

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