Match No. 548 - Wednesday, 15th October 1980, 3:00pm

  • "In the 34th minute Romania created their first real chance, took it well and were ahead...Raducanu's shot beat Clemence low inside the left-hand post." Marcel Răducanu, 34'
  • "Fifteen minutes from the end, however, Crisan, running into the penalty area from the left onto a reverse pass from Camataru went down as Sansom challenged him and the Swedish referee Ulf Eriksson gave the penalty from which Iordanescu sent Clemence the wrong way." Anghel Iordănescu, 75' (pen)
    • 1
    • Vasile IordacheVasile Iordache.
      Born 9th Oct 1950, Iasi.
    • 2
    • Nicolae NegrilăNicolae Negrilă.
      Born 23rd Jul 1954, Gighera.
    • 3
    • Costică ȘtefănescuCostică Ștefănescu.
      Born 26th Mar 1951, Bucharest.
      (c)
    • 4
    • Ștefan SameșȘtefan Sameș.
      Born 14th Oct 1951, Dobroesti.
    • 5
    • Ion MunteanuIon Munteanu.
      Born 7th Jun 1955.
    • 6
    • Aurel ȚicleanuAurel Țicleanu.
      Born 20th Jan 1959, Teliuc.
    • 71'
    • 7
    • Aurel BeldeanuAurel Beldeanu.
      Born 5th Mar 1951, Dobroesti.
    • 8
    • Anghel IordănescuAnghel Iordănescu.
      Born 4th May 1950, Burcharest.
    • 9
    • Zoltan CrićanZoltanCrićan.
      Born 3rd May 1955, Oradea.
    • 10
    • Rodion CămătaruRodion Doru Gorun Cămătaru.
      Born 22nd Jun 1958, Strehaia.
    • 11
    • Marcel RăducanuMarcel Răducanu.
      Born 21st Oct 1954, Burcharest.
    • Ion DumitruIon Dumitru.
      Born 2nd Jan 1950, Burcharest.
    • 71'
  • Assist: Garry Birtles. "In the 63rd minute a moment of carelessness by the Romanians led to England's goal. Negrila was caught in possession by Woodcock and Birtles immediately took the ball, drawing the defence towards him before sending his former Nottingham Forest partner clear and on side to his left. Woodcock clamly drew the goalkeeper beofre slipping the ball into the net..." Tony Woodcock6th of 16 goals, 63'
  •  
    • 1
    • Ray ClemenceLiverpool, 52nd of 61 caps
      32 years, 2 months, 10 days
    • 2
    • Phil NealLiverpool, 28th of 50 caps
      29 years, 7 months, 23 days
    • 3
    • Kenny SansomArsenal, 11th of 86 caps
      22 years, 0 months, 19 days
    • 4
    • Phil ThompsonLiverpool, 28th of 42 caps
      26 years, 8 months, 25 days
      (c)5th captaincy
    • 5
    • David WatsonSouthampton, 57th of 65 caps
      34 years, 0 months, 10 days
    • 7
    • Graham RixArsenal, 2nd of 17 caps
      22 years, 11 month, 23 days
    • 9
    • Garry BirtlesNotts Forest, 3rd of 3 caps
      24 years, 2 months, 19 days
    • 65'
    • 10
    • Tony WoodcockCologne, 15th of 42 caps
      24 years, 10 months, 9 days
    • 11
    • Eric GatesIpswich, 2nd of 2 caps
      25 years, 3 months, 17 days
    • HT
    • Steve CoppellMan Utd, 26th of 42 caps
      25 years, 3 months, 6 days
    • HT

Notes

  • Romania Penalty"Fifteen minutes from the end, however, Crisan, running into the penalty area from the left onto a reverse pass from Camataru went down as Sansom challenged him and the Swedish referee Ulf Eriksson gave the penalty from which Iordanescu sent Clemence the wrong way."
  • Player MilestoneGarry Birtles' Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneEric Gates' Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneLaurie Cunningham's Last Cap

Sources

  • England - The Quest for the World Cup - A Complete Record by Clive Leatherdale (Two Heads Publishing 1994)
  • www.romaniansoccer.ro
  • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)
  • The Guardian "Greenwood suffers pain and penalty", Thursday 16th October 1980, page 22.

Managers

Referee

  • Sweden Ulf Eriksson

Attendance

  • 80,000

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • Down 1 place, losing -26 ranking points to 1996 points England - 4th - 1
  • Romania - 17th

World Cup 1982 Q

(Group 4)

    •  
    • Pts
    • GD
    • L
    • D
    • W
    • P
    • Hungary
    • 10
    • +5
    • 2
    • 2
    • 4
    • 8
    • England
    • 9
    • +5
    • 3
    • 1
    • 4
    • 8
    • Romania
    • 8
    • 0
    • 2
    • 4
    • 2
    • 8
    • Switzerlan...
    • 7
    • -3
    • 3
    • 3
    • 2
    • 8
    • Norway
    • 6
    • -7
    • 4
    • 2
    • 2
    • 8
    • Final Standings.