Match No. 558 - Wednesday, 18th November 1981, 7:45pm

  • Assist: Trevor Brooking. "[Trevor Brooking] was left with almost too much time to shoot and when he did he mis-hit the ball, which was going wide until Mariner lunged in and deflected it inside the left-hand post." Paul Mariner6th of 13 goals. Right-footed from 6 yards., 16' 15:40
    • 1
    • Peter ShiltonNotts Forest, 35th of 125 caps
      32 years, 2 months, 0 days
    • 2
    • Phil NealLiverpool, 34th of 50 caps
      30 years, 8 months, 26 days
    • 3
    • Mick MillsIpswich, 35th of 42 caps
      32 years, 10 months, 14 days
    • 4
    • Phil ThompsonLiverpool, 31st of 42 caps
      27 years, 9 months, 28 days
    • 5
    • Alvin MartinWest Ham, 3rd of 17 caps
      23 years, 3 months, 30 days
    • 6
    • Bryan RobsonMan Utd, 14th of 90 caps
      24 years, 10 months, 7 days
    • 7
    • Kevin KeeganSouthampton, 59th of 63 caps
      30 years, 9 months, 4 days
      (c)28th captaincy
    • 8
    • Steve CoppellMan Utd, 34th of 42 caps
      26 years, 4 months, 9 days
    • '6766:51
    • 9
    • Paul MarinerIpswich, 18th of 35 caps
      28 years, 5 months, 27 days
    • 16
    • Tony MorleyAston Villa, 1st of 6 caps
      27 years, 2 months, 23 days
    • '6766:51
  •  
    • 1
    • Ferenc MészárosFerenc Mészáros.
      Born 11th Apr 1950, Budapest.
    • 2
    • Győző MartosGyőző Martos.
      Born 15th Dec 1949, Budapest.
    • 3
    • László BálintLászló Bálint.
      Born 1st Feb 1948, Budapest.
    • 4
    • József TóthJózsef Tóth.
      Born 2nd Dec 1951, Mosonmagyaróvár.
      (c)
    • 5
    • Sándor MüllerSándor Müller Smich.
      Born 21st Sep 1948, Budapest.
    • 6
    • Imre GarabaImre Garaba.
      Born 29th Jul 1958, Vác.
      73:55 Professional foul on Morley to stop England counter-attacking.
    • 7
    • László FazekasLászló Fazekas.
      Born 15th Jan 1947, Budapest.
    • 'HT46:00
    • 8
    • Károly CsapóKároly Csapó.
      Born 23rd Feb 1952, Agyagosszergeny.
    • '8180:04
    • 9
    • András TörőcsikAndrás Törőcsik.
      Born 1st May 1955, Budapest.
    • 10
    • László KissLászló Kiss.
      Born 12th Mar 1956, Taszár.
    • 11
    • Sándor SallaiSándor Sallai.
      Born 26th Mar 1960, Debrecen.
      59:58 Repeatedly fouling Keegan.
    • 15
    • Attila KerekesAttila Kerekes.
      Born 4th Apr 1954, Budapest.
    • 'HT46:00
    • 12
    • Gábor SzántóGábor Szántó.
      Born 31st Jan 1958, Miskolc.
    • '8180:04

Notes

  • QualificationEngland qualify for the 1982 World Cup. In a very straightforward group against middling opposition, England contrived to almost fail to qualify for the third World Cup in a row. They got off to a good start by beating Norway 4-0 at Wembley but then managed to lose 2-1 away to Romania, Switzerland and Norway. The only away match they managed to win was ironically, against the best team – Hungary. Add to that a 0-0 draw against Romania at home and it all boiled down to the last fixture – a home game against already qualified Hungary. Paul Mariner scored the only goal after 15 minutes. England were going to their first World Cup in twelve years. Just.
  • Player InjuryCoppell is carried from the field with a knee injury after a challenge with Toth on the right side line just after the hour. He is replaced by Morley.
  • Player MilestoneTony Morley's 1st Cap

Sources

  • Wembley - The Complete Record 1923 - 2000 by Glen Isherwood (Sports Books 2006)
  • England - The Quest for the World Cup - A Complete Record by Clive Leatherdale (Two Heads Publishing 1994)
  • Official Match Programme
  • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)
  • www.magyarfutball.hu
  • YouTube
  • The Guardian "Mariner sets course for Spain", Thursday, 19th November 1981, page 22.

Managers

Referee

  • France Georges Konrath

Attendance

  • 92,000

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • Up 3 places, gaining 11 ranking points to 1897 points England - 11th - 3
  • Hungary - 18th

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.