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632 vs. Hungary
634 vs. Colombia

Saturday, 21 May 1988
Rous Cup 1988, match two

England 1 Scotland 0 [1-0]


Match Summary
England Squad
Scotland Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Kick-off: 3.00pm BST
Live on ITV (UK) -
Commentator: Brian Moore and Ron Atkinson

England - Peter Beardsley (12)
England - Dave Watson
Results 1985-1990

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


Match Summary





Referee (red) - Joel Quiniou
x (-), France.

Linesmen - Karl-Josef Assenmacher, West Germany and Victor Manuel Fernandes Correia, Portugal.

Reserve Official - P.A. Smith, Lincolnshire.

Teams presented to H.R.H. The Duchess of Kent.

Match was preceded by a Charity (Lee Smith Research Foundation) Match, Dalglish's Tartan Army vs. (Not So) Ancient Mariners.

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England Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 1st
Colours: The 1987 Umbro home uniform - White crew-necked buttoned jersey with shadow diamonds, navy collar and red/navy/white cuffs, navy shorts, with white seams and red trim, white socks with navy/red Umbro diamond trim.
Capt: Bryan Robson, fortieth captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 55 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
64th match, W 33 - D 18 - L 13 - F 115 - A 37.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 38 18 September 1949 G Derby County FC 96 62ᵍᵃ
gk most apps
2 Stevens, M. Gary 25 27 March 1963 RB Everton FC 22 0
3 Sansom, Kenneth G. 29 26 September 1958 LB Arsenal FC 81 1
4 Webb, Neil J. 24 30 July 1963 M Nottingham Forest FC 6 1
5 Watson, David 26 20 November 1961 CD Everton FC 10 0
6 Adams, Tony A. 21 10 October 1966 CD Arsenal FC 9 2
7 Robson, Bryan 31 11 January 1957 M Manchester United FC 64 21
8 Steven, Trevor M., off 72nd min. 24 21 September 1963 M Everton FC 21 3
9 Beardsley, Peter A. 27 18 January 1961 LF Liverpool FC 22 5
10 Lineker, Gary W. 27 30 November 1960 CF Barcelona FC, Spain 30 24
11 Barnes, John C.B. 24 7 November 1963
in Kingston, Jamaica
LM Liverpool FC 37 6
BME most apps
England Substitutes
15 Waddle, Christopher R., on 72nd min. for Steven 27 14 December 1960 RM Tottenham Hotspur FC 32 24 4

unused substitutes:

12-Viv Anderson, 13-Chris Woods, 14-Steve McMahon, 16-Mick Harford.

substitute notes:

Tottenham Hotspur FC extend their record of providing England substitutes, now standing at 23.
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Scotland Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 25th
Colours: Made by Umbro - Navy collared shadow pinstriped jerseys with white collars/cuffs, white shorts with Navy trim, red socks with white/navy trim.
Capt: Roy Aitken Manager: Andrew Roxburgh
Scotland Lineup
1 Leighton, James   24 July 1958 G Aberdeen FC   GA
2 Gough, Richard C.   5 April 1962
in Stockholm, Sweden
  Rangers FC    
3 Nicol, Stephen   11 December 1961   Liverpool FC, England    
4 Aitken, Robert S.   24 November 1958   The Celtic FC    
5 McLeish, Alexander   21 January 1959   Aberdeen FC    
6 Miller, William F.   2 May 1955   Aberdeen FC    
7 Simpson, Neil A., off 74th min.   15 November 1961
in Hackney, London
  Aberdeen FC    
8 McStay, Paul M.L.   22 October 1964   The Celtic FC    
9 McCoist, Alistair M., off 77th min.   24 September 1962   Rangers FC    
10 MacLeod, Murdo D.   24 September 1958   Bv Borussia Dortmund 1909 eV, West Germany    
11 Johnston, Maurice J.G.   13 April 1963   FC de Nantes, France    
Scotland Substitutes
14 Burns, Thomas, on 74th min. for Simpson   16 December 1956   The Cetic FC    
15 Gallacher, Kevin W., on 77th min. for McCoist   23 November 1966   Dundee United FC    

unused substitutes:

12-Andy Goram, 13-Maurice Malpas, 16-Andy Walker.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

This 107th match between England and Scotland and the first staged on a Saturday for seven years was spoiled by crowd trouble outside the ground that led to over two hundred arrests. The high spot on the pitch was a beautifully created first-half goal by Peter Beardsley that was enough to give England victory in this Rous Cup match, which was again a triangular tournament with Colombia the overseas guests. England were far and away the better team, and Jim Leighton pulled off a procession of brilliant saves to prove that Scottish goalkeepers were not as bad as myth suggested.

Source Notes

The match was preceded by a Charity Match for the Lee Smith Research Foundation, Dalglish's Tartan Army vs. (Not So) Ancient Mariners.  The two teams, ex-England and Scotland international players, except for comedian Russ Abbott and singer Rod Stewart, played for the Daily Mirror Cup. The England team was made up of Paul Mariner, Alan Ball, Mick Mills, Trevor Brooking, Bobby Moore, Phil Parkes, Dave Watson and Kevin Keegan.

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