Match No. 565 - Wednesday, 16th June 1982, 5:15pm

  • Assist: Terry Butcher. "From the kick-off England forced a throw-in on the right taken by Coppell. Coppell's long throw was headed on by Butcher and Robson, completely unmarked, beat Ettori with a smart volley." Bryan Robson5th of 26 goals. Left-footed from 7 yards., 1' 00:27
  • Assist: Trevor Francis. "In the 67th minute Robson, rising superbly above the grounded French central defenders, met Francis's cross with an unstoppable header to restore England's lead." Bryan Robson6th of 26 goals. Header from 8 yards., 67' 66:31
  • Assist: Trevor Francis. "Eight minutes from the end [Rix]'s centre from the left reached Wilkins near the right hand byline and he quickly laid the ball to Francis. Francis's low attempt at a shot bounced of Tresor and [the] ball rolled to Mariner who scored an easy third goal to complete England's victory." Paul Mariner11th of 13 goals. Right-footed from 8 yards., 83' 82:32
    • 22
    • Peter ShiltonNotts Forest, 38th of 125 caps
      32 years, 8 months, 28 days
      Goalkeeper
    • 12
    • Mick MillsIpswich, 38th of 42 caps
      33 years, 5 months, 12 days
      Right Back
      (c)4th captaincy
    • 17
    • Kenny SansomArsenal, 24th of 86 caps
      23 years, 8 months, 20 days
      Left Back
    • Off '9190:19
    • 19
    • Ray WilkinsMan Utd, 48th of 84 caps
      25 years, 9 months, 2 days
      Midfield
    • 18
    • Phil ThompsonLiverpool, 36th of 42 caps
      28 years, 4 months, 26 days
      Centre Back
    • 4
    • Terry ButcherIpswich, 5th of 77 caps
      23 years, 5 months, 19 days
      Centre Back
      34:58 Butcher takes down Soler as he goes past him on the right.
    • 16
    • Bryan RobsonMan Utd, 20th of 90 caps
      25 years, 5 months, 5 days
      Midfield
    • 15
    • Graham RixArsenal, 9th of 17 caps
      24 years, 7 months, 24 days
      Left Midfield
    • 11
    • Paul MarinerIpswich, 22nd of 35 caps
      29 years, 0 months, 25 days
      Centre Forward
    • 8
    • Trevor FrancisMan City, 28th of 52 caps
      28 years, 1 month, 27 days
      Centre Forward
    • 5
    • Steve CoppellMan Utd, 37th of 42 caps
      26 years, 11 month, 7 days
      Right Midfield
    • 14
    • Phil NealLiverpool, 38th of 50 caps
      31 years, 3 months, 24 days
      Left Back
    • On '9190:19
  • Gérard Soler, 25'24:27
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    • 22
    • Jean-Luc EttoriJean-Luc Ettori.
      Born 29th Jul 1955, Marseille.
    • 3
    • Patrick BattistonPatrick Battiston.
      Born 12th Mar 1957, Amnéville.
    • 4
    • Maxime BossisMaxime Jean Marcel Bossis.
      Born 26th Jun 1955, Saint-André-Treize-Voies.
    • 6
    • Christian LopezChristian Lopez.
      Born 15th Mar 1953, Aïn Témouchent, Algeria.
    • 8
    • Marius TrésorMarius Trésor.
      Born 15th Jan 1950, Sainte-Anne, Guadeloupe.
    • 11
    • René GirardRené Girard.
      Born 4th Apr 1954, Vauvert.
    • 18
    • Dominique RocheteauDominique Rocheteau.
      Born 14th Jan 1955, Saintes.
    • Off '7170:54
    • 12
    • Alain GiresseAlain Giresse.
      Born 2nd Aug 1952, Langoiran.
    • 13
    • Jean-François LariosJean-François Larios.
      Born 27th Aug 1956, Sidi Bel Abbès, Algeria.
    • Off '7473:39
    • 10
    • Michel PlatiniMichel François Platini.
      Born 21st Jun 1955, Jœuf, France.
      (c)
    • 20
    • Gérard SolerGérard Soler.
      Born 29th Mar 1954, Oujda, Morocco.
    • 19
    • Didier SixDidier Six.
      Born 21st Aug 1954, Lille.
    • On '7170:54
    • 14
    • Jean TiganaJean Amadou Tigana.
      Born 23rd Jun 1955, Bamako, Sudan.
    • On '7473:39

Notes

  • Goal TimeBryan Robson's first goal was timed at 27 seconds. The second fastest England goal ever.
  • Mariner GoalMariner scores for the fifth successive international.
  • SubstitutionAt the start of the 89th minute Sansom hurts himself tackling Platini, he is also suffering from cramp. He is eventually replaced by Phil Neal in the 91st minute but Neal never touches the ball as the referee blows for full time 10 seconds later.

Sources

  • England - The Quest for the World Cup - A Complete Record by Clive Leatherdale (Two Heads Publishing 1994)
  • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)
  • French Football Federation
  • The Guardian "Two-goal Robson turns on the heat", Thursday 17th June 1982, page 20.
  • englandstats.com Digital Archive

Managers

Referee

  • Portugal António Garrido

Attendance

  • 44,172

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • Up 2 places, gaining 34 ranking points to 1997 points England - 3rd - 2
  • France - 17th

World Cup 1982

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