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Monday, 11 June 1990
1990 FIFA World Cup Finals First Phase Group F match one

England 1 Republic of Ireland 1 [1-0]
 

Stadio Comunale Sant'Elia, Sant'Elia, Casteddu, Sardigna, Italy
Kick-off
(CEST): 9.00pm 8.00pm BST
Attendance: 35,238 tickets sold

Bryan Robson kicked off  Mick McCarthy won the toss
89¾ minutes 45:05 & 45:40
 [1-0] Gary Lineker 9 8:38
 chested down Waddle's cross past Bonner and followed it to ensure it crossed the line
 
   [1-1] Kevin Sheedy 73 72:40
intercepted a McMahon clearance to shoot from 18 yards with his left foot
   
Steve McMahon 75 74:52  
  World Cup '90: Commentator: Brian Moore with Ron Atkinson
 

"BRING THEM HOME" - The Sun

Officials (black)

England Squad

Type

Ireland Squad
Referee
Aron Schmidhuber
43 (28 February 1947), Ottobrunn, West Germany, FIFA-listed 1982.
  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
Linesmen   Hit Bar/Post  
Erik Fredriksson
47 (13 February 1943), Tidaholm, Sweden (red/yellow flag)
Kurt Röthlisberger
39 (21 May 1951), Suhr, Switzerland (yellow flag)
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
    Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  
 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 6th
Colours: The 1990 Umbro home uniform - White collared jersey with shadowed diamonds and navy collar/cuff, navy shorts with white panel and red triangle, white socks with navy tops.
Capt: Bryan Robson, 62nd captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 57 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
89th match, W 44 - D 28 - L 17 - F 147 - A 55.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 40 18 September 1949 G Derby County FC 119 75ᵍᵃ
most apps 1989-90
2 Stevens, M. Gary 27 27 March 1963 RB Rangers FC, Scotland 40 0
5 Walker, Desmond S. 24 26 November 1965 RCD Nottingham Forest FC 19 0
6 Butcher, Terence I. 31 28 December 1958
in Alexandra Park, Singapore
LCD Rangers FC, Scotland 73 3
3 Pearce, Stuart 28 24 April 1962 LB Nottingham Forest FC 25 1
8 Waddle, Christopher R. 29 14 December 1960 RM Olympique de Marseille, France 53 6
7 Robson, Bryan 33 11 January 1957 RCM Manchester United FC 86 26
19 Gascoigne, Paul J. 23 27 May 1967 LCM Tottenham Hotspur FC 12 2
11 Barnes, John C.B. 26 7 November 1963
in Kingston, Jamaica
LM Liverpool FC 54 9
BME most apps
9 Beardsley, Peter A., off 70th min. 29 18 January 1961 AM Liverpool FC 41 7
10 Lineker, Gary W., off 84th min. 29 30 November 1960 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC 52 32
England Substitutes
16
McMahon, Stephen, on 70th min. (69:15) for Beardsley 28 20 August 1961 CM Liverpool FC


13


9 0


4
McMahon was cautioned in the 75th min. for Unsporting Behaviour, after he got into a tangle and tripping Paul McGrath near the touchline   
21 Bull, Steven G., on 84th min. (83:18) for Lineker 25 28 March 1965 CF Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 8 2 4
6

unused substitutes:

12-Paul Parker, 13-Chris Woods, 17-David Platt.

substitute notes:

England have now used 32 substitutions throughout the 1989-90 season, a new record.

team notes:

Peter Shilton equals the world record appearance total alongside fellow keeper, Northern Ireland's Pat Jennings.
 
4-4-2(1-1) Shilton -
Stevens, Walker, Butcher, Pearce -
Waddle
, Robson, Gascoigne, Barnes -
Beardsley
(McMahon) -
Lineker
(Bull)

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Republic of Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 13th to 11th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Green v-necked jerseys with white Adidas trim and white/orange overlapping collar, white shorts with green Adidas trim, green socks with white Adidas trim.
Capt: Mick McCarthy  Manager: John Charlton, 55 (8 May 1935, in Ashington, England), appointed 7 February 1986.
Republic of Ireland Lineup
1 Bonner, Patrick J. 30 24 May 1960  G The Celtic FC, Scotland  39 ᵍᵃ
2 Morris, Christopher B. 26 24 December 1963
in Newquay, England
RB The Celtic FC, Scotland   22  
4 McCarthy, Michael J. 31 7 February 1959
in Barnsley, England
RCD  Millwall FC, England  43  
5 Moran, Kevin B. 34 19 April 1956 LCD Blackburn Rovers FC, England  56  
3 Staunton, Stephen 21 17 January 1969  LB Liverpool FC, England 14  
8 Houghton, Raymond J. 28 9 January 1962
in Glasgow, Scotland
RM Liverpool FC, England 30  
7 McGrath, Paul 30 4 December 1959
in Ealing, England 
RCM Aston Villa FC, England  37  
13 Townsend, Andrew D. 26 23 July 1963
in Maidstone, England
LCM Norwich City FC, England  13  
11 Sheedy, Kevin M. 30 21 October 1959
in Builth Wells, Wales
LM Everton FC, England  29  
9 Aldridge, John W., off 65th min. 31 18 September 1958
in Liverpool, England
RF Real Sociedad de Fútbol SAD, Spain  31  
10 Cascarino, Anthony G. 27 1 September 1962
in St. Paul's Cay, Engalnd
LF Aston Villa FC, England  21  
Republic of Ireland Substitutes
21 McLoughlin, Alan F., on 65th min. (64:13) for Aldridge 23 20 April 1967
in Manchester, England
AM Swindon Town FC England  2  

unused substitutes:

12-David O'Leary, 14-Chris Hughton, 17-Niall Quinn, 22-Gerry Peyton.
Manager Jack Charlton made 35 appearances for England between 1965 and 1970.
 
4-4-2 Bonner -
Morris, McCarthy, Moran, Staunton -
Houghton, McGrath, Townsend, Sheedy -
Aldridge
(McLoughlin), Cascarino

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

England could not have got off to a better start to their World Cup campaign when Gary Lineker chested down a Chris Waddle pass and then forced the ball it into the net in the eighth minute.  But it was the Irish who grew in stature and confidence as they piled on pressure with a long-ball game that was ugly to the eye but wearing on the limbs and lungs of the overstretched England defenders.  Peter Shilton, equaling Pat Jennings' world record of 119 international caps, was beaten in the sixty-eighth minute after substitute Steve McMahon, with his first touch of the ball, lost control and watched in anguish as his Merseyside neighbour, Everton's Kevin Sheedy, whipped it off his toes and planted an instant left-foot drive into the net.  Nobody could dispute that Ireland deserved their equaliser in a game that was a poor advertisement for British football, but it was cruel luck for McMahon who in a nightmare couple of minutes also managed to get himself booked.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
Original newspaper reports
Original television broadcast
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