Match No. 586 - Wednesday, 4th April 1984

  • Assist: Viv Anderson. "England scored the winning goal in the 49th minute. A ball from Lee might have been cut out by a defender but ended up with Anderson, who strode through for a shot which Platt could only parry. Woodcock duly headed in from the rebound..." Tony Woodcock12th of 16 goals, 49'
    • 1
    • Peter ShiltonSouthampton, 57th of 125 caps
      34 years, 6 months, 16 days
    • 2
    • Viv AndersonNotts Forest, 11th of 30 caps
      27 years, 7 months, 6 days
    • 3
    • Alan KennedyLiverpool, 1st of 2 caps
      29 years, 7 months, 4 days
    • 4
    • Sammy LeeLiverpool, 12th of 14 caps
      25 years, 1 month, 25 days
    • 6
    • Terry ButcherIpswich, 24th of 77 caps
      25 years, 3 months, 7 days
    • 7
    • Bryan RobsonMan Utd, 31st of 90 caps
      27 years, 2 months, 24 days
      (c)7th captaincy
    • 8
    • Ray WilkinsMan Utd, 56th of 84 caps
      27 years, 6 months, 20 days
    • 9
    • Tony WoodcockArsenal, 31st of 42 caps
      28 years, 3 months, 29 days
    • 10
    • Trevor FrancisSampdoria, 42nd of 52 caps
      29 years, 11 month, 15 days
    • 11
    • Graham RixArsenal, 17th of 17 caps
      26 years, 5 months, 12 days
  •  
    • 1
    • Jim PlattJames Archibald Platt.
      Born 26th Jan 1952, Ballymoney.
    • 2
    • Jimmy NichollJames Michael Nicholl.
      Born 28th Dec 1956, Hamilton, Canada.
    • 3
    • John McClellandJohn McClelland.
      Born 7th Dec 1955, Belfast.
    • 4
    • Gerry McElhinneyFrancis Gerard McElhinney.
      Born 19th Sep 1956, Londonderry.
    • 5
    • Mal DonaghyMalachy Martin Donaghy.
      Born 13th Sep 1957, Belfast.
    • 6
    • Gerry ArmstrongGerard Joseph Armstrong.
      Born 23rd May 1954, Belfast.
    • 7
    • Martin O'NeillMartin Hugh Michael O’Neill.
      Born 1st Mar 1952, Kilrea.
      (c)
    • 8
    • Billy HamiltonWilliam Robert Hamilton.
      Born 9th May 1957, Belfast.
    • 9
    • Norman WhitesideNorman John Whiteside.
      Born 7th May 1965, Belfast.
    • 10
    • Sammy McIlroySamuel Baxter McIlroy.
      Born 2nd Aug 1954, Belfast.
    • 11
    • Ian StewartIan Edwin Stewart.
      Born 10th Sep 1961, Belfast.

Notes

  • Player MilestoneAlan Kennedy's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneGraham Rix's Last Cap

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 "Woodcock header enough as Irish spurn chances", Thursday, 5th April 1984, page 24.

Managers

Referee

  • Wales Ron Bridges

Attendance

  • 24,000

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • No change in rank, gaining 8 ranking points to 1992 points England - 3rd
  • Northern Ireland - 20th