Match No. 491 - Saturday, 17th May 1975, 3:00pm

      • 1
      • Pat JenningsPatrick Anthony Jennings.
        Born 12th Jun 1945, Newry.
      • 2
      • Pat RicePatrick James Rice.
        Born 17th Mar 1949, Belfast.
      • 3
      • Liam O'KaneWilliam James O’Kane.
        Born 17th Jun 1948, Londonderry.
      • 4
      • Chris NichollChristopher John Nicholl.
        Born 12th Oct 1945, Wilmslow, England.
      • 5
      • Allan HunterAllan Hunter.
        Born 30th Jun 1946, Sion Mills.
      • 6
      • Dave ClementsDavid Clements.
        Born 15th Sep 1945, Larne.
        (c)
      • 7
      • Bryan HamiltonBryan Hamilton.
        Born 21st Dec 1946, Belfast.
      • Off 37'36:13
      • 8
      • Martin O'NeillMartin Hugh Michael O’Neill.
        Born 1st Mar 1952, Kilrea.
      • 9
      • Derek SpenceDerek William Spence.
        Born 18th Jan 1952, Belfast.
      • 10
      • Sammy McIlroySamuel Baxter McIlroy.
        Born 2nd Aug 1954, Belfast.
      • 11
      • Tommy JacksonThomas A. Jackson.
        Born 3rd Nov 1946, Belfast.
      • 16
      • Tommy FinneyThomas Finney.
        Born 6th Nov 1952, Belfast.
      • On 37'36:13
        • 1
        • Ray ClemenceLiverpool, 10th of 61 caps
          26 years, 9 months, 12 days
          Goalkeeper
        • 2
        • Steve WhitworthLeicester, 3rd of 7 caps
          23 years, 1 month, 28 days
          Right Back
        • 3
        • Emlyn HughesLiverpool, 40th of 62 caps
          27 years, 8 months, 20 days
          Left Back
        • 4
        • Colin BellMan City, 45th of 48 caps
          29 years, 2 months, 19 days
          Midfielder
        • 5
        • Dave WatsonSunderland, 12th of 65 caps
          28 years, 7 months, 12 days
          Centre Back
        • 6
        • Colin ToddDerby, 14th of 27 caps
          26 years, 5 months, 5 days
          Centre Back
        • 7
        • Alan BallArsenal, 70th of 72 caps
          30 years, 0 months, 5 days
          Midfielder
          (c)4th captaincy
        • 8
        • Colin ViljoenIpswich, 1st of 2 caps
          26 years, 10 months, 27 days
          Midfielder
        • 9
        • Malcolm MacdonaldNewcastle Utd, 11th of 14 caps
          25 years, 4 months, 10 days
          Centre Forward
        • Off 62'61:32
        • 10
        • Kevin KeeganLiverpool, 13th of 63 caps
          24 years, 3 months, 3 days
          Centre Forward
        • 11
        • Dennis TueartMan City, 2nd of 6 caps
          25 years, 5 months, 20 days
          Left Midfielder
        • 15
        • Mick ChannonSouthampton, 25th of 46 caps
          26 years, 5 months, 19 days
          Centre Forward
        • On 62'61:32

      England Starting Formation

        4-4-2

      Notes

      • Player InjuryIn the 29th minute [28:00] Hamilton is caught on the back of his right heel, from behind by Tueart. He is carried from the field and given treatment on the side lines. He comes back on briefly after five minutes [32:54] but can't conitnue and looks a forlorn figure limping across the field. He is eventually replaced [36:13].
      • Doing all the workDave Clements was captain and team manager.
      • Player MilestoneColin Viljoen's 1st Cap
      • Player MilestoneMick Channon's 25th Cap

      Sources

      • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)
      • The Guardian "A paucity of ideas in midfield", Monday 19th May 1975, page 18.
      • YouTube

      Managers

      • England Don Revie
      • Northern Ireland Dave Clements

      Referee

      • Wales Tom Reynolds

      Attendance

      • 36,500

      Half Time Score

      ELO Ratings

      • No change in rank, losing -5 ranking points to 1987 points England - 5th
      • Northern Ireland - 20th