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643 vs. Albania
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Wednesday, 26 April 1989
World Cup 1990 UEFA Group Two Qualification Match

England 5 Albania 0 [2-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Albania Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 60,602;
Kick-off: 8.00pm BST

England - Gary Lineker (5), Peter Beardsley (2 goals), Chris Waddle, Paul Gascoigne (88)
 
Results 1985-1990

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

 

Match Summary

Officials from Norway

England

Type

Albania

Referee (black) - Einar Halle
x (-).

Linesmen - Thorodd Presberg and Kjell Nordby

Reserve Linesman - D.C. Clark
, Somerset.

Teams presented to Sir Walter Winterbottom, C.B.E., (F.A. Honourary Vice-President)

A minute's silence was observed following the Hillsborough disaster were many supporters were crushed.  Black armbands were also worn by the England team as a mark of respect.

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England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 10th to 8th
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, 51st captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 56 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
75th match, W 38 - D 21 - L 16 - F 130 - A 47.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 39 18 September 1949 G Derby County FC 105 68 GA
2 Stevens, M. Gary, off 76th min. 26 27 March 1963 RB Rangers FC, Scotland 31 0
3 Pearce, Stuart 27 24 April 1962 LB Nottingham Forest FC 11 0
4 Webb, Neil J. 25 30 July 1963 M Nottingham Forest FC 14 2
5 Walker, Desmond            
6 Butcher, Terence I. 30 28 December 1958
born in Singapore
CD Rangers FC, Scotland 59 3
7 Robson, Bryan 32 11 January 1957 M Manchester United FC 75 24
8 Rocastle, David C., off 66th min. 21 2 May 1967 M Arsenal FC 5 0
9 Beardsley, Peter            
10 Lineker, Gary W. 28 30 November 1960 CF Barcelona FC, Spain 40  27
11 Waddle, Christopher            
England Substitutes
15 Gascoigne, Paul J., on 66th min. for Rocastle 21 27 May 1967 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 3 1
12 Parker, Paul A., on 76th min. for Stevens 25 4 April 1964 RB Queen's Park Rangers FC 1 0

unused substitutes:

13-Chris Woods, 14-Steve Hodge, 16-Alan Smith.

team notes:

Peter Shilton equals Billy Wright's tally of 105 caps, to become equal-third in the list, one behind Bobby Charlton and three behind Bobby Moore.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Albania Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 99th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Red crew neck jerseys with black Adidas trim/collar/cuffs, red shorts with black Adidas trim, red socks with black Adidas trim.
Capt: Hodja Manager: Shyqyri Rreli, appointed summer 1988; also coach of 17 Nentori FC;
Albania Lineup
1 Nallbani, Blendi 17 April 1982 G   1 5 GA
2 Zmijani            
3 Bubeqi            
4 Hodja            
5 Gega            
6 Jera            
7 Shehu            
8 Lekbello            
9 Millo            
10 Hasanpara            
11 Demollari, Sulejman   15 May 1964        
Albania Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Gary Lineker ended a goal famine that had lasted nearly a year when he headed past the seventeen-year-old Albanian goalkeeper in the fifth minute of this return World Cup qualifier. It was Lineker who laid on the second and third goals for his usual provider Peter Beardsley. Then substitute Paul Gascoigne lit up the international stage by setting up a goal for his fellow Geordie Chris Waddle before conjuring a magical goal of his own in the eighty-eight minute, ghosting past two defenders and then firing a low shot into the far corner of the net. It was a taste of things to come.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
Original newspaper reports
Matchday Programme
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