Match No. 578 - Wednesday, 1st June 1983, 7:45pm

  • Assist: Terry Butcher. "England went ahead in the 11th minute...a long throw from Sansom on the left was met at the near post by Butcher, who back-headed it across the goalmouth...[Robson] was unmarked as he surged in to mark his return to the team with an easy goal." Bryan Robson7th of 26 goals. , 11'
  • "In the 54th minute Francis collected a pass from Lee, reached the by-line on the right and sent a superbly struck centre into the middle of the confused Scottish defence. Cowans and Neal failed to get in proper shots and the ball should have been cleared but Cowans was given another chance and Leighton could not prevent England's second goal." Gordon Cowans1st of 2 goals. , 54'
    • 1
    • Peter ShiltonSouthampton, 50th of 125 caps
      33 years, 8 months, 14 days
    • 2
    • Phil NealLiverpool, 47th of 50 caps
      32 years, 3 months, 12 days
    • 3
    • Kenny SansomArsenal, 35th of 86 caps
      24 years, 8 months, 6 days
    • 4
    • Sammy LeeLiverpool, 6th of 14 caps
      24 years, 3 months, 25 days
    • 6
    • Terry ButcherIpswich, 16th of 77 caps
      24 years, 5 months, 4 days
    • 7
    • Bryan RobsonMan Utd, 27th of 90 caps
      26 years, 4 months, 21 day
      (c)3rd captaincy
    • 25'
    • 9
    • Peter WitheAston Villa, 9th of 11 caps
      31 years, 9 months, 2 days
    • HT
    • 10
    • Glenn HoddleSpurs, 16th of 53 caps
      25 years, 7 months, 5 days
    • 11
    • Gordon CowansAston Villa, 4th of 10 caps
      24 years, 7 months, 5 days
    • 14
    • Gary MabbuttSpurs, 8th of 16 caps
      21 years, 9 months, 9 days
    • 25'
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    • 1
    • Jim LeightonJames Leighton.
      Born 24th Jul 1958, Johnstone.
    • 2
    • Richard GoughRichard Charles Gough.
      Born 5th Apr 1962, Stockholm, Sweden.
    • 3
    • Frank GrayFrancis Tierney Gray.
      Born 27th Oct 1954, Glasgow.
    • 4
    • Dave NareyDavid Narey.
      Born 12th Jun 1956, Dundee.
    • 5
    • Alex McLeishAlexander McLeish.
      Born 21st Jan 1959, Glasgow.
    • 6
    • Willie MillerWilliam Ferguson Miller.
      Born 2nd May 1955, Glasgow.
    • 7
    • Gordon StrachanGordon David Strachan.
      Born 9th Feb 1957, Edinburgh.
    • 8
    • Graeme SounessGraeme James Souness.
      Born 6th May 1953, Edinburgh.
      (c)
    • 9
    • Andy GrayAndrew Mullen Gray.
      Born 30th Nov 1955, Glasgow.
    • 10
    • Charlie NicholasCharles Nicholas.
      Born 30th Dec 1961, Glasgow.
    • 67'
    • 11
    • Eamonn BannonEamonn John Bannon.
      Born 18th Apr 1958, Edinburgh.
    • 55'
    • Alan BrazilAlan Bernard Brazil.
      Born 15th Jun 1959, Govan, Glasgow.
    • 55'
    • John WarkJohn Wark.
      Born 4th Aug 1957, Glasgow.
    • 67'

Notes

  • Player MilestonePeter Shilton's 50th Cap
  • Goal MilestoneGordon Cowans' 1st Goal

Sources

  • Wembley - The Complete Record 1923 - 2000 by Glen Isherwood (Sports Books 2006)
  • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)
  • The Guardian "Francis gives Hoddle a cue for excellence", Thursday 2nd June 1983, page 22.

Managers

Referee

  • Sweden Erik Fredriksson

Attendance

  • 84,000

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • No change in rank, gaining 11 ranking points to 2020 points England - 3rd
  • Scotland - 15th