Match No. 488 - Wednesday, 12th March 1975, 7:45pm

  • Assist: Alan Hudson. "After 25 minutes, however, England took the lead. Whitworth was fouled by Cullmann a[s] he ran on to a return pass from Macdonald and Bell met Hudson's feee kick with a firm shot that spun wode of Maier off a defender." Colin Bell8th of 9 goals. Right-footed from 11 yards., 25' 24:53
  • Assist: Alan Ball. "[on 65 minutes] Channon's free kick sent Ball clear on the right. His centre to the far post dropped over the goalkeeper's head and Macdonald...rose above the ball to head it down over the line." Malcolm MacDonald1st of 6 goals. Header from 1 yard., 66' 65:17
    • 1
    • Ray ClemenceLiverpool, 8th of 61 caps
      26 years, 7 months, 7 days
    • 3
    • Ian GillardQPR, 1st of 3 caps
      24 years, 5 months, 3 days
    • 4
    • Colin BellMan City, 42nd of 48 caps
      29 years, 0 months, 14 days
    • 5
    • David WatsonSunderland, 9th of 65 caps
      28 years, 5 months, 7 days
    • 6
    • Colin ToddDerby, 11th of 27 caps
      26 years, 3 months, 0 days
    • 7
    • Alan BallArsenal, 67th of 72 caps
      29 years, 10 months, 0 days
      (c)1st captaincy
    • 9
    • Mick ChannonSouthampton, 22nd of 46 caps
      26 years, 3 months, 14 days
    • 10
    • Alan HudsonStoke City, 1st of 2 caps
      23 years, 8 months, 21 day
    • 11
    • Kevin KeeganLiverpool, 10th of 63 caps
      24 years, 0 months, 26 days
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    • 1
    • Sepp MaierJosef Dieter Maier.
      Born 28th Feb 1944, Metten.
    • 2
    • Berti VogtsHans-Hubert Vogts.
      Born 30th Dec 1946, Büttgen.
    • 3
    • Rainer BonhofRainer Bonhof.
      Born 29th Mar 1952, Emmerick am Rhein.
    • 4
    • Karl-Heinz KörbelKarl-Heinz Körbel.
      Born 1st Dec 1954, Dossenheim.
    • 5
    • Franz BeckenbauerFranz Anton Beckenbauer.
      Born 11th Sep 1945, Munich.
      (c)
    • 6
    • Bernhard CullmannBernhard Cullmann.
      Born 1st Nov 1949, Rötsweiler.
    • 7
    • Manfred RitschelManfred Ritschel.
      Born 7th Jun 1946, Schwabach.
    • 8
    • Herbert WimmerHerbert Wimmer.
      Born 9th Nov 1944, Eupen.
    • 'HT46:00
    • 9
    • Erwin KosteddeErwin Kostedde.
      Born 21st May 1946, Münster.
    • '7675:22
    • 10
    • Heinz FloheHeinz Flohe.
      Born 28th Jan 1948, Cologne.
    • 11
    • Bernd HölzenbeinBernd Hölzenbein.
      Born 9th Mar 1946, Dehrn.
    • 13
    • Helmut KremersHelmut Kremers.
      Born 24th Mar 1949, Mönchengladbach.
    • 'HT46:00
    • 15
    • Jupp HeynckesJosef Heynckes.
      Born 9th May 1945, Mönchengladbach.
    • '7675:22

Notes

  • Player MilestoneStephen Whitworth's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneIan Gillard's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneAlan Hudson's 1st Cap
  • Goal MilestoneMalcolm MacDonald's 1st Goal

Sources

  • Wembley - The Complete Record 1923 - 2000 by Glen Isherwood (Sports Books 2006)
  • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)
  • YouTube
  • The Guardian "Bell and Macdonald ring in the new", Thursday 13th March 1975, page 23.

Managers

  • England Don Revie
  • West Germany Helmut Schön

Referee

  • Belgium Robert Schaut

Attendance

  • 100,000

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • No change in rank, gaining 17 ranking points to 1990 points England - 5th
  • West Germany - 1st