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Wednesday, 21 May 1975
Home International Championship 1974-75 (80th) Match

England 2 Wales 2 [1-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Wales Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 53,000;
Kick-off: 7.45pm BST

England - David Johnson (8, 85)
Wales - John Toshack (55), Arfon Griffiths (56)
 
Results 1970-1975

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

 

Match Summary

Officials from Scotland

England

Type

Wales

Referee (-) - John Wright Paterson
x (-), Bothwell, Lanarkshire.

Linesmen - George Summers, Kilmarnock and James C.B. McRoberts, Motherwell

Reserve linesman - D.W. Civil, Birmingham.

Teams presented to The Prime Minister, The Rt. Hon. Harold Wilson, O.B.E., F.R.S., M.P.

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England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 5th
Colours: The 1974 Admiral home uniform - White collared lightweight jerseys with red/blue sleeve trim and red/blue trimmed collar/cuffs, blue shorts with red/white side stripes, white socks with red/blue tops.
Capt: Alan Ball, fifth captaincy Manager: Donald G. Revie, 47 (10 July 1927), appointed 4 July 1974,
7th match, W 4 - D 3 - L 0 - F 13 - A 2.
England Lineup
1 Clemence, Raymond N. 26 5 August 1948 G Liverpool FC 11 6ᵍᵃ
2 Whitworth, Stephen 23 20 March 1952 RB Leicester City FC 4 0
3 Gillard, Ian T. 24 9 October 1950 LB Queen's Park Rangers FC 2 0
4 Francis, Gerald C.J. 23 6 December 1951 RHB Queen's Park Rangers FC 3 0
5 Watson, David V. 28 5 October 1946 CHB Sunderland AFC 13 0
6 Todd, Colin 26 12 December 1948 LHB Derby County FC 15 0
7 Ball, Alan J. 30 12 May 1945 OR Arsenal FC 71 8
8 Channon, Michael R. 26 28 November 1948 IR Southampton FC 26 8
908 9 Johnson, David E. 23 23 October 1951 CF Ipswich Town FC 1 2
10 Viljoen, Colin 26 20 June 1948 OR Ipswich Town FC 2 0
final app 1975
11 Thomas, David 24 5 October 1950 OL Queen's Park Rangers FC 5 0
England Substitutes
909 15 Little, Brian, on 73rd min. 21 25 November 1953 F Aston Villa FC 1 0
only app 1975

unused substitutes:

-

substitute notes:

Brian Little is the ninth England player to make his debut from the substitutes bench. The first to not make a second appearance.

team notes:

Manager Don Revie's penultimate appearance for England was against Wales on 22 October 1955.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Wales Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 29th
Colours: Made by Bukta - Red round necked jerseys, white shorts with red side trim, red socks.
Capt: John Toshack Manager: Michael Smith, 39, appointed summer 1974
Wales Lineup
  Davies, W. David   1 April 1948 G     GA
2 Thomas, Roderick J.   11 January 1947 RB      
3 Page, Malcolm E.   5 February 1947 LB      
4 Mahoney, John F.   20 September 1946 RHB      
5 Roberts, John G.   11 September 1946 CHB      
6 Phillips, Leighton   25 September 1949 LHB      
7 Griffiths, Arfon T.   23 August 1941 OR      
8 Flynn, Brian   12 October 1955 IR      
9 Smallman, David, off 60th min.   22 March 1953 CF      
10 Toshack, John B.   22 March 1949 IL      
11 James, Leighton   16 February 1953 OL      
Wales Substitutes
16 Showers, Derek, on 60th min. for Smallman   28 January 1953        

unused substitutes:

-
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

David Johnson made a memorable debut, scoring both of England's goals including an eighty-fifth minute equaliser that stole victory from a spirited Welsh team. Johnson gave England an eighth minute lead, but Wales were rewarded for their persistence with two goals ten minutes into the second-half. The first was scored by John Toshack, who then laid on a second for Arfon Griffiths. Aston Villa's Brian Little, sent on as a substitute in the seventieth minute, found Johnson with a centre from which he headed the goal that ended Welsh hopes of a first ever win at Wembley. South African Colin Viljoen, Johnson's Ipswich team-mate, made his second and final appearance for England.

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
Drew Herbertson, Scottish FA Historian

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