Match No. 509 - Saturday, 28th May 1977, 3:00pm

  • "Northern Ireland went ahead in the [fourth] minute when, with England still working out the orders of the day, Shilton could only push the ball out to McGrath, who scored and easy goal." Chris McGrath, 4' 3:43
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    • 1
    • Pat JenningsPatrick Anthony Jennings.
      Born 12th Jun 1945, Newry.
    • 2
    • Jimmy NichollJames Michael Nicholl.
      Born 28th Dec 1956, Hamilton, Canada.
    • 3
    • Pat RicePatrick James Rice.
      Born 17th Mar 1949, Belfast.
    • 4
    • Tommy JacksonThomas A. Jackson.
      Born 3rd Nov 1946, Belfast.
    • 5
    • Allan HunterAllan Hunter.
      Born 30th Jun 1946, Sion Mills.
      (c)
    • 6
    • Bryan HamiltonBryan Hamilton.
      Born 21st Dec 1946, Belfast.
    • 7
    • Chris McGrathRoland Christopher McGrath.
      Born 29th Nov 1954, Belfast.
    • 8
    • Sammy McIlroySamuel Baxter McIlroy.
      Born 2nd Aug 1954, Belfast.
    • 9
    • Gerry ArmstrongGerard Joseph Armstrong.
      Born 23rd May 1954, Belfast.
    • Off 38'37:07
    • 10
    • David McCreeryDavid McCreery.
      Born 16th Sep 1957, Belfast.
    • 11
    • Trevor AndersonTrevor Anderson.
      Born 3rd Mar 1951, Belfast.
    • Off 75'74:35
    • 15
    • Martin O'NeillMartin Hugh Michael O’Neill.
      Born 1st Mar 1952, Kilrea.
    • On 38'37:07
    • 17
    • Derek SpenceDerek William Spence.
      Born 18th Jan 1952, Belfast.
    • On 75'74:35
  • Assist: Colin Todd. "By the [27]th minute the Irish had become complacent and Todd, after breaking up a strolling movement ran 40 yards before placing it into the path of Channon, who brought the scores level." Mick Channon20th of 21 goals. Right-footed from 12 yards., 27' 26:43
  • Assist: Brian Talbot. "...but [four] minutes from the end one of Talbot's long, flat passes into the penalty area found Tueart, who dived past Hunter to head in." Dennis Tueart2nd of 2 goals. Header from 8 yards., 86' 85:46
    • 1
    • Peter ShiltonStoke City, 22nd of 125 caps
      27 years, 8 months, 10 days
      Goalkeeper
    • 2
    • Trevor CherryLeeds, 8th of 27 caps
      29 years, 3 months, 5 days
      Right Back
    • 3
    • Mick MillsIpswich, 11th of 42 caps
      28 years, 4 months, 24 days
      Left Back
    • 4
    • Brian GreenhoffMan Utd, 7th of 18 caps
      24 years, 1 month, 0 days
      Midfielder
    • 5
    • Dave WatsonMan City, 20th of 65 caps
      30 years, 7 months, 23 days
      Centre Back
    • 6
    • Colin ToddDerby, 27th of 27 caps
      28 years, 5 months, 16 days
      Centre Back
    • 7
    • Ray WilkinsChelsea, 4th of 84 caps
      20 years, 8 months, 14 days
      Midfielder
    • Off 66'65:06
    • 8
    • Mick ChannonSouthampton, 40th of 46 caps
      28 years, 6 months, 0 days
      Centre Forward
      (c)2nd captaincy
    • 9
    • Paul MarinerIpswich, 2nd of 35 caps
      24 years, 0 months, 6 days
      Centre Forward
    • 10
    • Trevor BrookingWest Ham, 17th of 47 caps
      28 years, 7 months, 26 days
      Midfielder
    • 11
    • Dennis TueartMan City, 4th of 6 caps
      27 years, 6 months, 1 day
      Outside Left
    • 15
    • Brian TalbotIpswich, 1st of 6 caps
      23 years, 10 months, 7 days
      Midfielder
    • On 66'65:06

England Starting Formation

    4-3-3

Notes

  • Player MilestoneColin Todd's Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneBrian Talbot's 1st Cap

Sources

  • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)
  • YouTube
  • The Guardian "Revie may look for Keegan's disruptive force", Monday 30th May 1977, page 16.

Managers

  • England Don Revie
  • Northern Ireland Danny Blanchflower

Referee

  • Scotland Brian McGinlay

Attendance

  • 35,000

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • Up 1 place, gaining 14 ranking points to 1959 points England - 6th - 1
  • Northern Ireland - 28th