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Wednesday, 17 October 1979
European Championship 1980 Group One Qualification Match

Northern Ireland 1 England 5 [0-2]
 

 

Match Summary
Northern Ireland Squad
England Squad

Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, county Antrim
Attendance: 17,755/25,000;
Kick-off: 3.00pm BST

England - Trevor Francis (18, 62), Tony Woodcock (34, 71), Jimmy Nicholl (own goal 74)
Northern Ireland - Victor Moreland (penalty 49)
 
Results 1975-1980

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Match Summary

Officials from Belgium

Northern Ireland

Type

England

Referee (-) - Alex Ponnet
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

  Goal Attempts  
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Northern Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 38th to 35th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Green v-necked collared jerseys with white Adidas trim/collars/cuffs, white shorts with green Adidas trim, green socks with white Adidas trim.
Capt:   Manager: Daniel Blanchflower
Northern Ireland Lineup
1 Jennings, Patrick     G     GA
2 Rice, Patrick            
3 Nelson, Samuel            
4 Nicholl, James            
5 Hunter, Allan, off 46th min.            
6 McCreeery, David            
7 Cassidy, Thomas            
8 McIlroy, Samuel            
9 Armstrong, Gerald            
10 Finney, Thomas, off 70th min.            
11 Moreland, Victor            
Northern Ireland Substitutes
1 Rafferty, Peter, on 46th min. for Hunter            
1 Caskey, William, on 70th min. for Finney            

unused substitutes:

-
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 4th to 3rd
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, seventeenth captaincy Manager: Ronald Greenwood, 57 (11 November 1921), appointed as caretaker 17 August 1977, permanent on 17 December 1977,
21st match, W 14 - D 5 - L 2 - F 42 - A 15.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 30 18 September 1949 G Nottingham Forest FC 29 25 GA
2 Neal, Philip J. 28 20 February 1951 RB Liverpool FC 22 3
3 Mills, Michael D. 30 4 January 1949 LB Ipswich Town FC 28 0
4 Thompson, Philip B. 25 21 January 1954 RHB Liverpool FC 17 1
5 Watson, David V. 33 5 October 1946 CHB Southampton FC 46 3
6 Wilkins, Raymond C. 23 14 September 1956 M Manchester United FC 26 1
7 Keegan, J. Kevin 28 14 February 1951 OR SV Hamburger, Germany 48 16
8 Coppell, Stephen            
9 Francis, Trevor            
10 Brooking, Trevor D., off 83rd min. 31 2 October 1948 IL West Ham United FC 33 1
11 Woodcock, Anthony S. 23 6 December 1955 F Nottingham Forest FC 6 2
England Substitutes
16 McDermott, Terence, on 83rd min. 27 8 December 1951 M Liverpool FC 7 0

unused substitutes:

12-Viv Anderson, 13-Ray Clemence, 14-Kenny Sansom, 15-Emlyn Hughes.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

England virtually clinched a place in the European championship finals with this resounding win on a soaking-wet Windsor Park pitch. Both Trevor Francis and Tony Woodcock scored in each half, and the rout was completed in the seventieth minute when Chris Nicholl turned a Phil Neal centre into his own net. Northern Ireland's goal came midway through the second-half from a Moreland penalty. The Irish defence had no answer to the probing runs of Trevor Francis and Tony Woodcock, both of whom gave peak-power performances.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
UEFA.com
Original newspaper reports
Official Teamsheet
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