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Wednesday, 12 October 1977
World Cup 1978 UEFA Group Two Qualification Match

Luxembourg 0 England 2 [0-1]
 

 

Match Summary
Luxembourg Squad
England Squad

Stade Municipal, Rollengergronn-Belair-Nord, Stad Lëtzebuerg
Attendance:
10,621;
Kick-off: tbc BST

England - Paul Mariner (30), Ray Kennedy (90)
 
Results 1975-1980

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

 

Match Summary

Officials

Luxembourg

Type

England

Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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

Luxembourg Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 141st
Colours: Made by Adidas - Red crew necked jerseys with white collar/cuffs/Adidas trim, white shorts with red Adidas trim, blue socks.
Capt:   Manager:  
Luxembourg Lineup
1 Moes     G     GA
2              
3              
4              
5              
6              
7              
8              
9              
10              
11              
Luxembourg Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 12th
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: Emlyn Hughes, twelfth captaincy Caretaker Manager: Ronald Greenwood, 55 (11 November 1921), appointed as caretaker 17 August 1977,
2nd match, W 1 - D 1 - L 0 - F 2 - A 0.
England Lineup
1       G     GA
2              
3 Watson, David V., off 68th min. 31 5 October 1946 LB Manchester City FC 27 0
4              
5 Kennedy, Raymond 26 28 July 1951 M Liverpool FC 11 3
6 Callaghan, Ian R. 35 10 April 1942 M Liverpool FC 4 0
7 McDermott, Terence, off 64th min. 25 8 December 1951 M Liverpool FC 2 0
8 Wilkins, Raymond C. 21 14 September 1956 M Chelsea FC 9 0
9 Mariner, Paul 24 22 May 1953 CF Ipswich Town FC 3 1
10 Francis, Trevor            
11 Hill, Gordon A. 23 1 April 1954 OL Manchester United FC 6 0
England Substitutes
12 Whymark, Trevor, on 64th min. for McDermott 27 4 May 1950 CF Ipswich Town FC 1 0
1? Beattie, T. Kevin, on 68th min. for Watson 23   LB Ipswich Town FC 9  

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

England needed a goal avalanche to breath life into their hopes of qualifying for the 1978 World Cup finals, but they were too anxious and continually snatched at the chances they created. A thirtieth minute goal by Paul Mariner and an injury-time goal by Ray Kennedy lifted England to their first victory in seven matches but it was too little too late.  Debutant Trevor Whymark was sent on as substitute for Terry McDermott in a bid to increase the pressure on the Luxembourg defence, but they were too tense and wasted at least six clear-cut opportunities. 'Anxiety got the better of us,' was the summing up of a disappointed Ron Greenwood.

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