Match No. 543 - Saturday, 31st May 1980

  • Gary Cole, 88' (pen)
  •  
    • 1
    • Greg Woodhouse  
    • 2
    • Steve Perry  
    • 4
    • Jim Muir  
    • 5
    • Ivo Prskalo  
    • 3
    • Jim Tansey  
    • 6
    • Tony Henderson  
    • 7
    • John Yzendoorn  
    • 10
    • Jimmy Rooney (c) 
    •  62'
    • 8
    • Mark Jankovics  
    • 9
    • Gary Cole  
    • 11
    • Ken Boden  
    •  HT
    • 12
    • Peter Sharne  
    •  HT
    • 15
    • Theo Selemidis  
    •  62'

Notes

  • Match Classification The England team is generally thought of as a 'B' team selection (even by the Australian TV commentators). It was too close to the start of Euro '80 (twelve days before England's first match) for such a trip for the 'A' team to make. Further evidence is supported by the five debutant players. It is credited as a full international by both FAs.
  • Player MilestoneFrank Lampard's Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneBrian Talbot's Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneRussell Osman's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneTerry Butcher's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneAlan Sunderland's Only Cap
  • Player MilestoneDavid Armstrong's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestonePeter Ward's Only Cap
  • Player MilestoneBrian Greenhoff's Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneTrevor Cherry's 1st Captaincy

Sources

  • YouTube
  • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)

Managers

Referee

  •  Tony Boskovic

Attendance

  • 45,000

Half Time Score

  • Australia 0 - 2 England

ELO Rankings

  •  England - 3rd   1
  •  Australia - 34th