Match No. 605 - Wednesday, 11th September 1985, 7:45pm

  • Assist: Kenny Sansom. "...Sansom took a free-kick on the left and seemed to be intent on swinging the ball over to the far post in the familiar manner. This is clearly what the Romanian defenders had in mind and although Hoddle was taking up a position towards the near post they left him as one man and moved up in confident anticipation of another offside. But the West German linesman kept his flag down, Hoddle kept his head and England were in front." Glenn Hoddle7th of 8 goals, 25' (24:31)
    • 1
    • Peter ShiltonSouthampton, 73rd of 125 caps
      35 years, 11 month, 23 days
    • 2
    • Gary StevensEverton, 3rd of 46 caps
      22 years, 5 months, 15 days
    • 3
    • Kenny SansomArsenal, 57th of 86 caps
      26 years, 11 month, 15 days
    • 4
    • Peter ReidEverton, 4th of 13 caps
      29 years, 2 months, 21 day
    • 5
    • Mark WrightSouthampton, 9th of 45 caps
      22 years, 1 month, 10 days
    • 7
    • Bryan RobsonMan Utd, 48th of 90 caps
      28 years, 8 months, 0 days
      (c)24th captaincy
    • 8
    • Glenn HoddleSpurs, 26th of 53 caps
      27 years, 10 months, 15 days
    • 9
    • Mark HateleyAC Milan, 13th of 32 caps
      23 years, 10 months, 4 days
    • 10
    • Gary LinekerEverton, 8th of 80 caps
      24 years, 9 months, 11 day
    • 81'
    • 11
    • Chris WaddleSpurs, 9th of 62 caps
      24 years, 8 months, 28 days
    • 70'
    • 16
    • John BarnesWatford, 24th of 79 caps
      21 years, 10 months, 4 days
    • 70'
    • 15
    • Tony WoodcockArsenal, 40th of 42 caps
      29 years, 9 months, 5 days
    • 81'
  • Rodion Cămătaru, 60' (59:21)
    • 1
    • Silviu LungSilviu Lung.
      Born 9th Sep 1956, Sanmiclaus.
    • 2
    • Nicolae NegrilăNicolae Negrilă.
      Born 23rd Jul 1954, Gighera.
    • 3
    • Costică ȘtefănescuCostică Ștefănescu.
      Born 26th Mar 1951, Bucharest.
      (c) 78' Time wasting.
    • 4
    • Nicolae UngureanuNicolae Ungureanu.
      Born 11th Oct 1956, Craiova.
    • 5
    • Mircea RednicMircea Rednic.
      Born 9th Apr 1962, Hunedoara.
    • 6
    • Ștefan IovanȘtefan Iovan.
      Born 23rd Aug 1960, Motatei.
    • 7
    • Marcel CorașMarcel Coraș.
      Born 14th May 1959, Arad.
      17' Late lunging challenge on Waddle.
    • 83'
    • 8
    • Michael KleinMichael Klein.
      Born 10th Oct 1959, Amnas.
    • 88'
    • 9
    • Rodion CămătaruRodion Doru Gorun Cămătaru.
      Born 22nd Jun 1958, Strehaia.
    • 10
    • Ladislau BölöniLadislau Bölöni.
      Born 11th Mar 1953, Targu Mures.
    • 11
    • Gheorghe HagiGheorghe Hagi.
      Born 5th Feb 1965, Sacele.
    • 17
    • Romulus GaborRomulus Gabor.
      Born 14th Oct 1961, Pui.
    • 83'
    • 16
    • Dorin MateuțDorin Mateuț.
      Born 5th Aug 1965, Vad.
    • 88'

Notes

  • Goals DisallowedAfter 17 minutes Waddle is brought down 30 yards out. England work a very intricate free-kick which includes two dummies, and a curled cross for a flying Fenwick to nod home. Sadly, Hateley had moved to quickly and was given offside.
    In the 88th minute Barnes is played through by Hoddle by the linesman has is flag up as the Watford man beats the keeper.

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)
  • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)
  • www.romaniansoccer.ro
  • YouTube
  • The Guardian "England still half a step from Mexico", Thursady, 12th September, 1985, page 28.

Managers

Referee

  • West Germany Karl-Heinz Tritschler

Attendance

  • 59,500

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • Down 1 place, losing -13 ranking points to 1941 points England - 4th - 1
  • Romania - 24th

World Cup 1986 Q

(Group 3)

    •  
    • Pts
    • GD
    • L
    • D
    • W
    • P
    • England
    • 12
    • +19
    • 0
    • 4
    • 4
    • 8
    • Northern I...
    • 10
    • +3
    • 2
    • 2
    • 4
    • 8
    • Romania
    • 9
    • +5
    • 2
    • 3
    • 3
    • 8
    • Finland
    • 8
    • -5
    • 3
    • 2
    • 3
    • 8
    • Turkey
    • 1
    • -22
    • 7
    • 1
    • 0
    • 8
    • Final Standings.