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Tuaisceart Éireann

 

 
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560 vs. Wales

Tuesday, 23 February 1982
Home International Championship 1981-82 (87th) Match

England 4 Northern Ireland 0 [1-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Northern Ireland Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 54,900;
Kick-off: 7.45pm BST

England - Bryan Robson (1 0:44), Kevin Keegan (47), Ray Wilkins (85), Glenn Hoddle (89)
 
Results 1980-1985

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Match Summary

Officials from Wales

England

Type

Northern Ireland

Referee (-) - Gwyn P. Owen
x (-).

Linesmen - H.W. King and E.G. Morgan.

Reserve Linesman - N. Butler
, London.

Teams presented to The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Harewood, LL.D., F.A. Hon-Vice President

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England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 12th to 8th
Colours: The 1980 Admiral home uniform - White v-necked jerseys with royal blue/red shoulder panels, royal blue shorts with red side stripe and white seam, white socks with red/blue tops.
Capt: Kevin Keegan, 29th captaincy Manager: Ronald Greenwood, 60 (11 November 1921), appointed as caretaker 17 August 1977, permanent on 17 December 1977,
45th match, W 26 - D 9 - L 10 - F 78 - A 37.
England Lineup
1       G     GA
2              
3 Sansom, Kenneth G. 23 26 September 1958 LB Arsenal FC 19 0
4 Wilkins, Raymond C. 25 14 September 1956 M Manchester United FC 43 3
5 Watson, David V. 35 5 October 1946 CHB Stoke City FC 64 4
6 Foster, Stephen B. 24 24 September 1957 CD Brighton & Hove Albion FC 1 0
7 Keegan, J. Kevin 31 14 February 1951 OR Southampton FC 60 21
8 Robson, Bryan 25 11 January 1957 M Manchester United FC 15 2
9 Francis, Trevor            
10 Hoddle, Glenn 24 27 October 1957 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 9 4
11 Morley, W. Anthony, off 77th min. 27 26 August 1954 OR Aston Villa FC 2 0
England Substitutes
1? Regis, Cyrille G., on 65th min. for Francis 24 9 February 1958 CF West Bromwich Albion FC 1 0
1? Woodcock, Anthony S., on 77th min. for Morley 26 6 December 1955 F 1. FC Köln eV, Germany 20 6

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Northern Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 24th to 25th
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: William Bingham
Northern Ireland Lineup
1 Jennings, Patrick     G   90 GA
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Northern Ireland Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Goalkeeper Pat Jennings was picking the ball out of the Irish net after only forty four seconds of his ninetieth international following a typical burst from Bryan Robson. England were experimenting with a sweeper system, Ray Wilkins playing behind the back line of the defence, and there was a lack of rhythm in their play after their dream start. It was not until the second-half that they proved their supremacy with goals from Kevin Keegan, Wilkins and Glenn Hoddle. Cyrille Regis replaced the limping Trevor Francis in the sixty-sixth minute for his first experience of international football and was only inches wide with a diving header. Brighton defender Steve Foster won the first of his three England caps in an England defence that settled comfortably to the sweeper trial.

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