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Wednesday, 30 March 1977
World Cup 1978 UEFA Group Two Qualification Match

England 5 Luxembourg 0 [1-0]
 

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance:
81,718;
Kick-off: 8.00pm BST

England - Kevin Keegan (11), Trevor Francis (58), Ray Kennedy (65), Mick Channon (69, 81 penalty). Match Summary
England Squad
Luxembourg Squad
Luxembourg - Gilbert Dresch (twice)
Red Card: Luxembourg - Gilbert Dresch (87)
Results 1975-1980

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Match Summary

Officials from Malta

England

Type

Luxembourg

Referee (-) - Paul Bonett
x (-).

Linesmen - C. Scerri and A. Puglisevich

Reserve Linesman - D.H. Holland, Hertfordshire

Teams presented to HRH The Duke of Kent, F.A. President

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
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England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 7th
Colours: The 1974 Admiral home uniform - White collared 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: Kevin Keegan, sixth captaincy Manager: Donald G. Revie, 49 (10 July 1927), appointed 4 July 1974,
23rd match, W 13 - D 5 - L 5 - F 45 - A 20.
England Lineup
1       G     GA
2 Gidman, John 23 10 January 1954 RB Aston Villa FC 1 0
3              
4 Kennedy, Raymond 25 28 July 1951 RHB Liverpool FC 5 2
5 Watson, David V. 30 5 October 1946 CHB Manchester City FC 19 0
6              
7 Keegan, J. Kevin 26 14 February 1951 OR Liverpool FC 28 7
8              
9 Royle, Joseph 27 8 April 1949 CF Manchester City FC 6 2
10              
11 Hill, Gordon A. 22 1 April 1954 OL Manchester United FC 4 0
England Substitutes
16 Mariner, Paul, on 46th min. 23 22 May 1953 CF Ipswich Town FC 1 0

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Luxembourg Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 135th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Red crew necked jerseys with white collar/cuffs/Adidas trim, white shorts with red Adidas trim, blue socks.
Capt:   Manager: Gilbert Legrand
Luxembourg Lineup
1       G     GA
2              
3              
4              
5              
6              
7              
8              
9              
10              
11              
Luxembourg Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Four goals in the last half hour just about kept alive England's faint hopes of qualifying for the 1978 World Cup finals. Kevin Keegan had given England a tenth minute lead, but then they became too anxious against the Luxembourg part-time professionals. Gilbert Dresch was sent off in the eighty-fifth minute for a foul on Mike Channon. He became only the second player sent off in a Wembley international, following Argentine's 1966 World Cup skipper into the black history book. Channon's second goal was from the penalty spot. John Gidman made his debut at right-back, and Paul Mariner got his first taste of international football as a substitute for Joe Royle.

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