Match No. 451 - Wednesday, 21st April 1971, 7:45pm

  • Assist: Martin Peters. "...England scored their first goal in the twenty-third minute...Lee and Peters created the move and Chivers threaded his way through the defence leaving the Greek back four helpless before placing the ball wide of Christides." Martin Chivers1st of 13 goals, 23'
  • Assist: Martin Chivers. "...England could not score again until the seventy-first minute, when Chivers nodded a pass from the wing sideways for Hurst to steer the ball home." Geoff Hurst22nd of 24 goals, 71'
  • Assist: Peter Storey. "...finally, three minutes from time, Coates and Storey created a chance for Lee to head in the final goal off the inside of a post." Franny Lee8th of 10 goals, 87'
    • 1
    • Gordon BanksStoke City, 64th of 73 caps
      33 years, 3 months, 21 day
    • 2
    • Peter StoreyArsenal, 1st of 19 caps
      25 years, 7 months, 14 days
    • 3
    • Emlyn HughesLiverpool, 9th of 62 caps
      23 years, 7 months, 24 days
    • 4
    • Alan MullerySpurs, 34th of 35 caps
      29 years, 4 months, 28 days
    • 6
    • Bobby MooreWest Ham, 86th of 108 caps
      30 years, 0 months, 9 days
      (c)68th captaincy
    • 7
    • Franny LeeMan City, 19th of 27 caps
      26 years, 11 month, 22 days
    • 8
    • Alan BallEverton, 48th of 72 caps
      25 years, 11 month, 9 days
    • 77'
    • 10
    • Geoff HurstWest Ham, 43rd of 49 caps
      29 years, 4 months, 13 days
    • 11
    • Martin PetersSpurs, 45th of 67 caps
      27 years, 5 months, 13 days
    • 17
    • Ralph CoatesBurnley, 2nd of 4 caps
      24 years, 11 month, 25 days
    • 77'
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    • 1
    • Nikos ChristidisNikos Christidis.
      Born 18th Sep 1944.
    • 2
    • Angelos SpyridonAngelos Spyridon.
      Born 8th Aug 1946.
    • 3
    • Nikos StathopoulosNikos Stathopoulos.
      Born 8th Nov 1943, Greece.
    • 4
    • Giannis GaitatzisGiannis Gaitatzis.
      Born 1944.
    • 5
    • Apostolos ToskasApostolos Toskas.
      Born 28th Dec 1947.
    • 6
    • Kostas KambasKostas Kambas.
      Born 12th Feb 1947, Greece.
    • 74'
    • 7
    • Giorgos KoudasGiorgos Koudas.
      Born 23rd Nov 1946, Agios Pavlos.
    • 8
    • Takis SynetopoulosTakis Synetopoulos.
      Born 25th Dec 1948, Volos.
    • 9
    • Georgios DedesGeorgios Dedes.
      Born 25th Feb 1942, Nafpilo.
    • 88'
    • 10
    • Mimis PapaioannouDimitris Papaioannou.
      Born 23rd Aug 1942, Veria.
      (c)
    • 11
    • Michalis KritikopoulosMichalis Kritikopoulos.
      Born 3rd Jan 1946, Kaisariani.
    • 14
    • Stathis ChaitasStathis Chaitas.
      Born 20th Mar 1940, Euboea.
    • 74'
    • 13
    • Kostas AidiniouKostas Aidiniou.
      Born 2nd Feb 1948, Psarades.
    • 88'

Notes

  • Player MilestonePeter Storey's 1st Cap
  • Goal MilestoneMartin Chivers' 1st Goal

Sources

  • Wembley - The Complete Record 1923 - 2000 by Glen Isherwood (Sports Books 2006)
  • uefa.com
  • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)
  • The Guardian "England are unlucky to be kept to three", Thursday 22nd April 1971, page 21.

Managers

Referee

  • Finland Martti Hirviniemi

Attendance

  • 55,123

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • No change in rank, gaining 4 ranking points to 2042 points England - 2nd
  • Greece - 45th

Euro 72 Qualifying

(Group 3)

    •  
    • Pts
    • GD
    • L
    • D
    • W
    • P
    • England
    • 11
    • +12
    • 0
    • 1
    • 5
    • 6
    • Switzerlan...
    • 9
    • +7
    • 1
    • 1
    • 4
    • 6
    • Greece
    • 3
    • -5
    • 4
    • 1
    • 1
    • 6
    • Malta
    • 1
    • -14
    • 5
    • 1
    • 0
    • 6
    • Final Standings.