Match No. 536 - Thursday, 22nd November 1979, 7:45pm

  • Assist: Glenn Hoddle. "In the 10th minute, following a short corner on the right taken by Woodcock, Hoddle floated the ball into the goalmouth and Watson rose well to head it past Christov." David Watson4th of 4 goals. Header from 6 yards., 10'
  • Assist: Trevor Francis. "In the 68th minute Francis laid a centre from Wilkins on the left square to him, and the Spurs player scored England's second goal with a marvellous right-footed shot from 20 yards into the top right hand corner of the net." Glenn Hoddle1st of 8 goals. Right-footed from 20 yards., 68'
    • 1
    • Ray ClemenceLiverpool, 45th of 61 caps
      31 years, 3 months, 17 days
    • 2
    • Viv AndersonNotts Forest, 3rd of 30 caps
      23 years, 2 months, 24 days
    • 3
    • Kenny SansomPalace, 2nd of 86 caps
      21 years, 1 month, 26 days
    • 4
    • Phil ThompsonLiverpool, 18th of 42 caps
      25 years, 10 months, 1 day
      (c)1st captaincy
    • 5
    • David WatsonSouthampton, 47th of 65 caps
      33 years, 1 month, 17 days
    • 6
    • Ray WilkinsMan Utd, 27th of 84 caps
      23 years, 2 months, 8 days
    • 7
    • Kevin ReevesNorwich, 1st of 2 caps
      22 years, 1 month, 2 days
    • 8
    • Glenn HoddleSpurs, 1st of 53 caps
      22 years, 0 months, 26 days
    • 9
    • Trevor FrancisNotts Forest, 17th of 52 caps
      25 years, 7 months, 3 days
    • 10
    • Ray KennedyLiverpool, 12th of 17 caps
      28 years, 3 months, 25 days
    • 11
    • Tony WoodcockCologne, 7th of 42 caps
      23 years, 11 month, 16 days
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    • 1
    • Hristo HristovHristo Hristov.
      Born 26th Nov 1943, Bulgaria.
    • 2
    • Roman KarakolevRoman Karakolev.
      Born 23rd Mar 1955, Bulgaria.
    • 3
    • Borislav DimitrovBorislav Dimitrov.
      Born 11th Nov 1951, Bulgaria.
    • 4
    • Georgi BonevGeorgi Bonev.
      Born 20th Jun 1954, Sofia.
    • 5
    • Ivan IlievIvan Iliev.
    • 6
    • Georgi DimitrovGeorgi Georgiev Dimitrov.
      Born 14th Jan 1959, Gledachevo.
    • 7
    • Todor BarzovTodor Barzov.
      Born 21st Feb 1953, Dolna Mitropoliya.
    • 8
    • Plamen MarkovPlamen Markov.
      Born 11th Sep 1957, Sevlievo.
    • 9
    • Andrey ZhelyazkovAndrey Zhelyazkov.
      Born 9th Jul 1952, Radnevo.
      (c)
    • 10
    • Boycho VelichkovBoycho Petrov Velichkov.
      Born 13th Aug 1958, Sofia.
    • 87'
    • 11
    • Chavdar TsvetkovChavdar Tsvetkov.
      Born 8th Mar 1953, Svoge.
    • 30'
    • 15
    • Kostadin KostadinovKostadin Stefanov Kostadinov.
      Born 25th Jun 1959, Plovdiv.
    • 30'
    • 13
    • Krassimir ManolovKrassimir Manolov.
      Born 31st Oct 1956, Plovdiv.
    • 87'

Notes

  • Game delayed by 24 hoursThe match was due to kick off at 7:45pm on Wednesday 21st November but was delayed for 24 hours due to heavy fog.
  • England qualificationBecause of the delay England were assured of qualifiction from Group 1 of Euro 80 qualifying after Republic of Ireland lost to Northern Ireland in Belfast the previous evening.
  • Keegan missingKeegan had been ordered to return to Hamburg for the weekend's matches and so he was not selected.
  • Player MilestoneKevin Reeves' 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneGlenn Hoddle's 1st Cap
  • Goal MilestoneGlenn Hoddle'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)
  • YouTube
  • The Guardian "Hoddle points the way", Friday 23rd November, 1979, page 24.

Managers

Referee

  • Sweden Erik Fredriksson

Attendance

  • 71,491

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • No change in rank, gaining 4 ranking points to 2049 points England - 3rd
  • Bulgaria - 33rd

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.