Match No. 531 - Wednesday, 6th June 1979, 6:00pm

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    • Yordan FilipovYordan Filipov.
      Born 18th Jun 1946, Sofia.
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    • Nikolay GrancharovNikolay Atanasov Grancharov.
      Born 20th Apr 1953, Bulgaria.
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    • Kiril IvkovKiril Lozanov Ivkov.
      Born 21st Jun 1946, Pernik.
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    • Georgi BonevGeorgi Bonev.
      Born 20th Jun 1954, Sofia.
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    • Ivan IlievIvan Iliev.
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    • Radoslav ZdravkovRadoslav Metodiev Zdravkov.
      Born 30th Jul 1956, Sofia.
    • Off HT
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    • Voyn VoynovVoyn Yordanov Voynov.
      Born 7th Sep 1952, Chepinsti.
    • Off 60'
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    • Krasimir BorisovKrasimir Borisov Georgiev.
      Born 8th Apr 1950, Bulgaria.
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    • Andrey ZhelyazkovAndrey Zhelyazkov.
      Born 9th Jul 1952, Radnevo.
      (c)
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    • Pavel PanovPavel Georgiev Panov.
      Born 14th Sep 1950, Sofia.
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    • Chavdar TsvetkovChavdar Tsvetkov.
      Born 8th Mar 1953, Svoge.
    • Rusi GochevRusi Zhekov Gochev.
      Born 9th Mar 1959, Bulgaria.
    • On HT
    • Todor BarzovTodor Barzov.
      Born 21st Feb 1953, Dolna Mitropoliya.
    • On 60'
  • Assist: Trevor Brooking. "In the 33rd minute, Brooking intercepted a vague pass on the left, accelerated towards the 18 yard line and without changing pace or step slipped the ball square for Keegan to score with his now familiar air of inevitability." Kevin Keegan14th of 21 goals. Right-footed from 15 yards., 33'
  • Assist: Trevor Brooking. "England's second and third goals came in the space of a minute early in the second half. The first was a simple but imperious header from Watson who soared above the defence to meet Brooking's corner.." Dave Watson3rd of 4 goals. Header from 4 yards., 53'
  • Assist: Steve Coppell. "...the next a marvellously composed movement started and finished by Barnes who gave Brooking the chance to send Coppell in on the right then followed through on the left to head in from the Manchester United player's carefully angled centre." Peter Barnes4th of 4 goals. Header from 3 yards., 54'
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    • Ray ClemenceLiverpool, 42nd of 61 caps
      30 years, 10 months, 1 day
      Goalkeeper
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    • Phil NealLiverpool, 19th of 50 caps
      28 years, 3 months, 14 days
      Right Back
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    • Mick MillsIpswich, 25th of 42 caps
      30 years, 5 months, 2 days
      Left Back
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    • Phil ThompsonLiverpool, 13th of 42 caps
      25 years, 4 months, 16 days
      Centre Back
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    • Dave WatsonWerder Bremen, 42nd of 65 caps
      32 years, 8 months, 1 day
      Centre Back
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    • Ray WilkinsChelsea, 22nd of 84 caps
      22 years, 8 months, 22 days
      Midfielder
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    • Kevin KeeganHamburg, 44th of 63 caps
      28 years, 3 months, 20 days
      Attacking Midfielder
      (c)14th captaincy
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    • Steve CoppellMan Utd, 15th of 42 caps
      23 years, 10 months, 28 days
      Right Midfielder
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    • Bob LatchfordEverton, 11th of 12 caps
      28 years, 4 months, 19 days
      Centre Forward
    • Off 65'
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    • Trevor BrookingWest Ham, 29th of 47 caps
      30 years, 8 months, 4 days
      Midfielder
    • 11
    • Peter BarnesMan City, 13th of 22 caps
      21 years, 11 month, 26 days
      Left Midfielder
    • Off 76'
    • Trevor FrancisNotts Forest, 13th of 52 caps
      25 years, 1 month, 17 days
      Centre Forward
    • On 65'
    • Tony WoodcockNotts Forest, 4th of 42 caps
      23 years, 6 months, 0 days
      Centre Forward
    • On 76'

England Starting Formation

    4-4-1-1

Notes

  • Player MilestoneMick Mills' 25th Cap

Sources

  • uefa.com
  • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)
  • The Guardian "England in bloom", Thursday 7th June 1979, page 20.

Managers

Referee

  • Switzerland Ernst Dorflinger-Buser

Attendance

  • 47,500

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • Up 1 place, gaining 15 ranking points to 2041 points England - 3rd - 1
  • Bulgaria - 33rd

Euro 80 Qualifying

(Group 1)

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    • +17
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    • 1
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    • Flag of Denmark
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    • 4
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    • Final Standings.