Match No. 519 - Wednesday, 19th April 1978, 7:45pm

  • "..in the 70th minute [England] drew level after one foul too many from Cerezo. Currie ran over the ball and Keegan beat Leao with a low shot." Kevin Keegan9th of 21 goals. Right-footed from 20 yards., 70' 69:15
    • 1
    • Joe CorriganMan City, 2nd of 9 caps
      29 years, 5 months, 1 day
    • 2
    • Mick MillsIpswich, 15th of 42 caps
      29 years, 3 months, 15 days
    • 5
    • David WatsonMan City, 30th of 65 caps
      31 years, 6 months, 14 days
    • 6
    • Tony CurrieLeeds, 8th of 17 caps
      28 years, 3 months, 18 days
    • 7
    • Kevin KeeganHamburg, 36th of 63 caps
      27 years, 2 months, 5 days
      (c)11th captaincy
    • 8
    • Steve CoppellMan Utd, 3rd of 42 caps
      22 years, 9 months, 10 days
    • 9
    • Bob LatchfordEverton, 2nd of 12 caps
      27 years, 3 months, 1 day
      37:10 Push on the keeper on the goalline.
    • 11
    • Peter BarnesMan City, 3rd of 22 caps
      20 years, 10 months, 9 days
  • "...10th minute...Edinho suddenly released a mavellous pass inside to Rivelino who immediately found Gil running in from the right with time and space to widen the angle and beat Corrigan with a well struck left footed shot." Gil, 10'9:19
    • 1
    • Émerson LeãoÉmerson Leão.
      Born 11th Jul 1949, Ribeirão Preto.
    • 13
    • Zé MariaJosé Maria Rodrigues Alves.
      Born 18th May 1949, Botucatu.
      35:49 Arguing with the referee after a free-kick was awarded against him.
    • 14
    • Abel BragaAbel Carlos da Silva Braga.
      Born 1st Sep 1952, Rio de Janeiro.
      89:21 Two-footed lunge on Coppell. Abel gets the ball but it is dangerous.
    • 4
    • AmaralJoão Justino Amaral dos Santos.
      Born 25th Dec 1954, Campinas.
    • 6
    • EdinhoEdino Nazareth Filho.
      Born 5th Jun 1955, Rio de Janeiro.
      05:14 Edinho slips as he chases after a long ball with Greenhoff and cynically brings him down.
    • 5
    • Toninho CerezoAntônio Carlos Cerezo.
      Born 21st Apr 1955, Belo Horizonte.
      50:07 Tripping Keegan on the edge of the area.
    • 10
    • RivellinoRoberto Rivellino.
      Born 1st Jan 1946, São Paulo.
      (c)
    • 18
    • GilGilberto Alves.
      Born 24th Dec 1950, Belo Horizonte.
    • 8
    • ZicoArthur Antunes Coimbra.
      Born 3rd Mar 1953, Rio de Janerio.
    • 20
    • João Batista NunesJoão Batista Nunes de Oliveira.
      Born 20th May 1954, Bahia.
    • '6160:48
    • 11
    • DirceuDirceu José Guimarães.
      Born 15th Jun 1952, Curitiba.
    • 17
    • João Batista da SilvaJoão Batista da Silva.
      Born 8th Mar 1955, Porto Alegre.
      69:00 Not retreating 10 yards for a free kick.
    • '6160:48

Notes

  • Goal disallowedAfter a Brazilian goalmouth scramble on 37 minutes the ball does cross the line but the referee rules it out for a push on the keeper by Latchford who is very harshly carded.
  • Keegan GoalA lot happened before Keegan 70th minute goal. Firstly, Cerezo clotheslined Francis to give away the free-kick about 22 yards out. Cerezo, who had already been booked, was very lucky not to be shown a red card. Batista da Silva gets a pointless yellow card by standing within two yards of the free-kick and refusing to move. When he finally does, he then encroaches so much prior to Keegan striking the ball that he is no more than 5 yards out. However, Keegan's shot is hit past the wall and straight at the keeper who fumbles it into the net. Not a pretty sequence of events for Brazil.

Sources

  • Wembley - The Complete Record 1923 - 2000 by Glen Isherwood (Sports Books 2006)
  • www.theantiquefootball.com
  • Official Match Programme
  • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)
  • www.rsssfbrasil.com
  • YouTube
  • The Guardian "Jekyll and Hyde Brazilians", Thursday, 20th April 1978, page 20.

Managers

Referee

  • Netherlands Charles Corver

Attendance

  • 92,500

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • Down 1 place, gaining 1 ranking points to 1926 points England - 9th - 1
  • Brazil - 3rd