Match No. 527 - Wednesday, 7th February 1979, 7:45pm

  • Assist: Steve Coppell. "England went ahead in the 25th minute when Keegan, running unchallenged through a defence whose eyes were glued to Coppell's centre, reached the ball fractionally before Jennings and scored not so much off his head as his shoulder." Kevin Keegan12th of 21 goals. Header from 6 yards., 26' 25:45
  • Assist: Kevin Keegan. "In the 46th minute, after Barnes had passed three defenders on a typical run, Keegan sent a high ball to the far post for Latchford to score with Jennings in a heap of confusion." Bob Latchford4th of 5 goals. Header from 6 yards., 46' 45:35
  • Assist: Trevor Brooking. "Four mintues later Watson headed in simply from Brooking's corner..." David Watson1st of 4 goals. Header from 8 yards., 50' 49:03
  • Assist: Kevin Keegan. "...and four minutes past the hour another corner fron the West Ham player found Keegan ducking low by the near post, to flick the ball on with Latchford strolling in to add a nonchalent fourth goal." Bob Latchford5th of 5 goals. Right-footed from 4 yards., 64' 63:40
    • 1
    • Ray ClemenceLiverpool, 39th of 61 caps
      30 years, 6 months, 2 days
    • 2
    • Phil NealLiverpool, 16th of 50 caps
      27 years, 11 month, 15 days
    • 3
    • Mick MillsIpswich, 22nd of 42 caps
      30 years, 1 month, 3 days
    • 4
    • Tony CurrieLeeds, 14th of 17 caps
      29 years, 1 month, 6 days
    • 5
    • David WatsonMan City, 38th of 65 caps
      32 years, 4 months, 2 days
    • 6
    • Emlyn HughesLiverpool, 57th of 62 caps
      31 years, 5 months, 10 days
      (c)20th captaincy
    • 7
    • Kevin KeeganHamburg, 41st of 63 caps
      27 years, 11 month, 21 day
    • 8
    • Steve CoppellMan Utd, 11th of 42 caps
      23 years, 6 months, 29 days
    • 9
    • Bob LatchfordEverton, 7th of 12 caps
      28 years, 0 months, 20 days
    • 11
    • Peter BarnesMan City, 10th of 22 caps
      21 years, 7 months, 27 days
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    • 1
    • Pat JenningsPatrick Anthony Jennings.
      Born 12th Jun 1945, Newry.
      (c)
    • 2
    • Pat RicePatrick James Rice.
      Born 17th Mar 1949, Belfast.
    • 3
    • Sammy NelsonSamuel Nelson.
      Born 1st Apr 1949, Belfast.
    • 4
    • Jimmy NichollJames Michael Nicholl.
      Born 28th Dec 1956, Hamilton, Canada.
    • 5
    • Chris NichollChristopher John Nicholl.
      Born 12th Oct 1945, Wilmslow, England.
    • 6
    • David McCreeryDavid McCreery.
      Born 16th Sep 1957, Belfast.
    • 7
    • Martin O'NeillMartin Hugh Michael O’Neill.
      Born 1st Mar 1952, Kilrea.
    • 8
    • Sammy McIlroySamuel Baxter McIlroy.
      Born 2nd Aug 1954, Belfast.
    • 9
    • Gerry ArmstrongGerard Joseph Armstrong.
      Born 23rd May 1954, Belfast.
    • 10
    • Billy CaskeyWilliam T. Caskey.
      Born 12th Oct 1953, Belfast.
    • '5150:57
    • 11
    • Terry CochraneTerence George Cochrane.
      Born 23rd Jan 1953, Killyleagh.
    • '8483:37
    • 16
    • Derek SpenceDerek William Spence.
      Born 18th Jan 1952, Belfast.
    • '5150:57
    • 15
    • Chris McGrathRoland Christopher McGrath.
      Born 29th Nov 1954, Belfast.
    • '8483:37

Notes

  • Goal MilestoneDavid Watson's 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 "Faith restored", Thursday, 8th February 1979, page 24.
  • YouTube

Managers

Referee

  • Sweden Ulf Eriksson

Attendance

  • 92,000

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • No change in rank, gaining 10 ranking points to 2009 points England - 5th
  • Northern Ireland - 24th

Euro 80 Qualifying

(Group 1)

    •  
    • Pts
    • GD
    • L
    • D
    • W
    • P
    • England
    • 15
    • +17
    • 0
    • 1
    • 7
    • 8
    • Northern I...
    • 9
    • -6
    • 3
    • 1
    • 4
    • 8
    • Republic o...
    • 7
    • +1
    • 3
    • 3
    • 2
    • 8
    • Bulgaria
    • 5
    • -8
    • 5
    • 1
    • 2
    • 8
    • Denmark
    • 4
    • -4
    • 5
    • 2
    • 1
    • 8
    • Final Standings.