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Saturday, 2 June 1984
International Friendly Match

England 0 USSR 2 [0-1]


Match Summary
England Squad
USSR Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Kick-off: 3.00pm BST

USSR - Sergey Gotsmanov (left-footed placed shot afrom edge of penalty area after Duxbury trod on Lytovchenko's thru ball 53 52:30),
Khoren Ognanesian goal ruled out for offside 69:02
Oleh Protasov
(five yard placed tap-in after Shilton saved Blokhin's 25-yard strike 90+1 90:07)
Luther Blissett kicked off:- 93 minutes 46:20 & 46:35
Results 1980-1985

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Match Summary

Officials from France




Referee (-) - Michel Vautrot
x (-).

Linesmen - J.C. Bourgeois and M. Benali.

Reserve Official - M.J. Cotton, Surrey.

Teams presented to Sir Walter Winterbottom, C.B.E., Ex-England manager & F.A. Hon-vice President.

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
0 Hit Bar/Post 1
9 Corner Kicks Won 2
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  

England Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 4th to 5th
Colours: The 1984 Umbro home uniform - White v-necked jersey with shadow pin-stripes, blue collar/cuffs with white/red trim and thin blue stripe along shoulder, blue shorts, with white seams with blue/red trim, white socks with blue Umbro diamond trim.
Capt: Bryan Robson, ninth captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 51 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
20th match, W 9 - D 6 - L 5 - F 32 - A 13.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 34 18 September 1949 G Southampton FC 60 41ᵍᵃ
2 Duxbury, Michael 24 1 September 1959 RB Manchester United FC 5 0
3 Sansom, Kenneth G. 25 26 September 1958 LB Arsenal FC 41 0
4 Wilkins, Raymond C. 27 14 September 1956 RM Manchester United FC 59 3
5 Roberts, Graham P. 24
335 days
3 July 1959 CD Tottenham Hotspur FC 6 0
final app 1983-84
6 Fenwick, Terence W. 24 17 November 1959 CD Queen's Park Rangers FC 3 0
7 Chamberlain, Mark V. 22 19 November 1961 RAM Stoke City FC 4 1
8 Robson, Bryan 27 11 January 1957 LM Manchester United FC 33 9
9 Francis, Trevor J., off 71st min. 30 19 April 1954 LF UC Sampdoria SpA, Italy 43 11
10 Blissett, Luther L. 26
122 days
1 February 1958
in Falmouth, Jamaica
RF AC Milan SpA, Italy 14 3
final app 1983-84
BME most apps
11 Barnes, John C.B., off 67th min. 20 7 November 1963
in Kingston, Jamaica
LAM Watford FC 9 0
England Substitutes
15 Hunt, Stephen K., on 67th min. (66:07) for Barnes 27
303 days
4 August 1956 F West Bromwich Albion FC 2 0 0
final app 1984
981 16 Hateley, Mark W., on 71st min. (70:40) for Francis 22
208 days
7 November 1961 CF Portsmouth FC 1 0

unused substitutes:

12-Chris Woods, 13-Gary Stevens (TH), 14-Dave Watson.

substitute notes:

Mark Hateley is the 31st player to mark his England debut as a substitute. Portsmouth FC are the 34th different club to have supplied a substituting player.

team notes:

Although Ray Wilkins was signed by AC Milan on 10 May, the transfer was not effective until 1 July 1984.
Manager Bobby Robson played for England against USSR in May and June 1958.
4-2-4 Shilton -
Duxbury, Roberts, Fenwick, Sansom -
Wilkins, Robson -
Chamberlain, Blissett, Francis, Barnes.


Age - Appearances/Goals - -





No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 1st
Colours: Made by Adidas - Red v-necked jerseys with white pinstripes/collar/cuffs and Adidas trim, CCCP emblazoned across the front, white shorts with red Adidas trim, red socks with white Adidas trim.
Capt: Aleksandre Chivadze Manager: Eduard Malofeyev
USSR Lineup
1 Dasayev, Rinat F.   13 June 1957 G     ᵍᵃ
2 Sulakvelidze, Tengiz G.   23 July 1956 RB Dinamo Tbilisi    
3 Chivadze, Aleksandre G.   8 April 1955 DS      
4 Baltacha, Sergei P.   17 February 1958 CD Dinamo Kiev    
5 Demyaneko, Anatoliy V.   19 February 1959 LB      
6 Aleinikov, Sergei Y., off 86th min.   7 November 1961        
7 Lytovchenko, Hennadiy V.   11 September 1963        
8 Ognanesian, Khoren   10 January 1955 LM      
9 Zygmantovich, Andrei V., injured off 20th min.   2 December 1962        
10 Rodionov, Sergei Y., off 87th min.   3 September 1962   Spartak Moskva    
11 Blokhin, Oleh V.   5 November 1952        
USSR Substitutes
15 Gotsmanov, Sergey A., on 20th min. (19:20) for Zygmantovich   27 March 1959        
13 Pozdnyakov, Boris A., on 86th min. (85:08) for Aleinikov   31 May 1962        
14 Protasov, Oleh V., on 87th min. for (86:45) Rodionov   4 February 1964        

unused substitutes:


team notes:

Andrei Zygmantovich was replaced because of a head injury. He had been off the field for treatment before returning in the 18th minute with a heavily bandaged head. He was replaced a minute later.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

'Robson out' chants echoed around Wembley after England had gone down to second-half goals from Russian substitutes Gotsanov and Protasov. The first goal could be traced to an error by Mike Duxbury, who was an excellent club player who seemed jinxed the moment he pulled on an England shirt. It was a clumsy, uncoordinated performance by England, brightened only by the entrance on to the international stage of Portsmouth centre-forward Mark Hateley, who brought life to the England attack when he substituted for Trevor Francis. Steve Hunt also came on as a substitute for the second successive match to complete an England career that lasted just fifty minutes in total. Yet more huge headline criticism for Bobby Robson, who was being projected as the most hated man in the land by the warring tabloids. No manager in the history of the game had been subjected to such vitriolic criticism. At the height, or rather depth, of the campaign against him, Robson had to suffer the headlined nickname, 'Plonker.' Yet there was hardly a football reporter in the media circus who did not have a soft spot for the warm, likeable Geordie, who took the criticism on the chin and kept coming back smiling.

Source Notes

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