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Saturday, 11 May 1974
Home International Championship 1973-74 (79th) Match

Wales 0 England 2 [0-1]
 

 

Match Summary
Wales Squad
England Squad

Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Attendance:
25,734;
Kick-off: tbc BST

England - Stan Bowles (35), Kevin Keegan (56)
 
Results 1970-1975

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

 

Match Summary

Officials

Wales

Type

England

Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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

Wales Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 40th to 43rd
Colours: Made by Umbro - Red round necked jerseys, white shorts with red side trim, red socks.
Capt:   Manager:  
Wales Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      
Wales Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 4th
Colours: The 1965 Umbro home uniform - White crew necked jerseys, blue shorts, white socks.
Capt: Emlyn Hughes, first captaincy Temporary Manager: Joseph Mercer, 59 (9 August 1914), appointed temporary manager on 1 May 1974. Also General Manager at Coventry City FC.
first match, W 1 - D 0 - L 0 - F 2 - A 0.
England Lineup
  Shilton, Peter L. 24  18 September 1949 G Leicester City FC 17 13 GA
2 Nish, David J. 26 26 September 1947 RB Derby County FC 3 0
3 Pejic, Michael 22 25 January 1950 LB Stoke City FC 2 0
4       RHB      
5 McFarland, Roy L. 26 5 April 1948 CHB Derby County FC 23 0
6 Todd, Colin 25 12 December 1948 LHB Derby County FC 3 0
7 Keegan, J. Kevin 23 14 February 1951 OR Liverpool FC 3 1
8 Bell, Colin 28 26 February 1946 IR Manchester City FC 33 5
9       CF      
10 Weller, Keith 27 11 June 1946 IL Leicester City FC 1 0
11 Bowles, Stanley 25 24 December 1948 OL Queen's Park Rangers FC 2 1
England Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Joe Mercer, the favourite 'Uncle' character of English football, took over as caretaker manager while Don Revie - the man chosen to succeed Sir Alf Ramsey - completed club commitments with Leeds United. Laugh-a-minute Mercer, a master of PR, was like a breath of fresh air after the sullen, secretive approach of Ramsey, whose woeful handling of the media was his one major weakness.  Mercer's first match brought a satisfactory rather than spectacular victory against Wales. Keith Weller, making an impressive debut, set up the first goal in the thirty-fifth minute. His shot was pushed by goalkeeper John Phillips into the path of Stan Bowles, who slipped the ball into the net from close range for his first goal for England. It was a game of firsts, with Kevin Keegan scoring the first of his twenty-one international goals. Mercer gave his skipper Emlyn Hughes a big say in the running and selection of the team.

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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