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Tuesday, 26 March 1985
International Friendly Match

England 2 Republic of Ireland 1 [1-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Republic of Ireland Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance:
34,793;
Kick-off: 7.45pm BST

England - Trevor Steven (45), Gary Lineker (76)
Republic of Ireland - Liam Brady
 
Results 1980-1985

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

 

Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Republic of Ireland

Referee (-) - George B. Smith
x (-), Scotland.

Linesmen - D.S. Vickers, Essex and J.F. Hill, Surrey.

Reserve Official - S.S. Pearce, Hertfordshire.

Teams presented to Sir Alf Ramsey, ex-England player and manager.

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

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 3rd
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, sixteenth captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 52 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
28th match, W 15 - D 7 - L 6 - F 51 - A 16.
England Lineup
1 Bailey, Gary     G   1 1 GA
2 Anderson, Vivian            
3 Sansom, Kenneth G. 26 26 September 1958 LB Arsenal FC 49 1
4 Steven, Trevor M. 21 21 September 1963 M Everton FC 2 1
5 Wright, Mark 21 1 August 1963 CD Southampton FC 5 0
6 Butcher, Terence I. 26 28 December 1958
born in Singapore
CD Ipswich Town FC 29 2
7 Robson, Bryan, off 82nd min. 28 11 January 1957 M Manchester United FC 40 14
8 Wilkins, Raymond C. 28 14 September 1956 M Milan AC, Italy 67 3
9 Hateley, Mark W. 23 7 November 1961 CF Milan AC, Italy 8 4
10 Lineker, Gary W. 24 30 November 1960 CF Leicester City FC 2 1
11 Waddle, Christopher         1 0
England Substitutes
14 Hoddle, Glenn 27 27 October 1957 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 20 6
16 Davenport, Peter         1 0

unused substitutes:

12-Terry Fenwick, 13-Chris Woods, 15-Paul Mariner.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Republic of Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 34th
Colours: Made by O'Niells - Green v-necked jerseys with white sleeve trim/collars/cuffs/piping and white/gold pinstripes, white shorts with green side trim, green socks with white trimmed tops.
Capt:   Manager: Eoin Hand
Republic of Ireland Lineup
1 Bonner, Patrick     G     GA
2 Hughton, Christopher            
3 Beglin, James            
4 Lawrenson, Mark            
5 McCarthy, Michael            
6 Brady, Liam            
7 Whelan, Ronald            
8 Waddock, Gary            
9 O'Keefe, Liam            
10 Stapleton, Frank            
11 McGrath, Paul            
Republic of Ireland Substitutes
12 O'Leary, David            
15 O'Callaghan            
14 Byrne            

unused substitutes:

13-Tony Grealish, 16-Seamus McDonagh
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Gary Lineker scored the first of his international goals and Trevor Steven got his name on the England scoresheet for the first time against a Republic of Ireland team that battled every inch of the way. Their reward for all their industry came in the closing stages when Liam Brady became the first player to score against England in nearly nine hours following an error by goalkeeper Gary Bailey in his debut match.  Chris Waddle and Peter Davenport were also introduced to international football for the first time.  This was England's fifth successive victory at Wembley and at long last the press were off Bobby Robson's back.

Source Notes

TheFA.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