Match No. 627 - Wednesday, 9th September 1987

  • "Yet West Germany eventually took the lead, in the 24th minute, with a goal created from nothing more than a crisp prod forward from Buchwald. Littbarski took possession just outside the England penalty area and turned sharply to swerve a superb shot past Shilton." Pierre Littbarski, 24'
  • "Just past the half-hour Littbarski produced a wickedly inswinging corner from the left. Anderson appeared to make sufficient strong contact to be debited with an own goal, but Littbarski eventually gained the credit for the goal had earned. Either way the unsighted Shilton had no chance of making a save." Pierre Littbarski, 33'
  • "...in the 84th minute Wuttke, who had come on for Voller, collected a ball from Thon and cut in from the left before beating Shilton from the corner of the penalty area with a shot that cleared the England goalkeeper then dipped in under the bar." Wolfram Wuttke, 84'
    • 1
    • Eike ImmelEike Immel.
      Born 27th Nov 1960, Stadtallendorf.
    • 2
    • Andreas BrehmeAndreas Brehme.
      Born 9th Nov 1960, Hamburg.
    • 61'
    • 3
    • Michael FrontzeckMichael Frontzeck.
      Born 26th Mar 1964, Mönchengladbach.
    • 4
    • Jürgen KohlerJürgen Kohler.
      Born 6th Oct 1965, Lambsheim.
    • 5
    • Matthias HergetMatthias Herget.
      Born 14th Nov 1955, Annaberg-Buchholz.
    • 6
    • Guido BuchwaldGuido Ulrich Buchwald.
      Born 24th Jan 1961, Berlin.
    • 7
    • Pierre LittbarskiPierre Michael Littbarski.
      Born 16th Apr 1960, Berlin.
    • 8
    • Hans DorfnerHans Dorfner.
      Born 3rd Jul 1965, Nittendorf.
    • 9
    • Rudi Völler Rudolf Völler.
      Born 13th Apr 1960, Hanau.
    • 78'
    • 10
    • Olaf ThonOlaf Thon.
      Born 1st May 1966, Gelsenkirchen.
    • 11
    • Klaus AllofsKlaus Allofs.
      Born 5th Dec 1956, Düsseldorf.
      (c)
    • 15
    • Stefan ReuterStefan Reuter.
      Born 16th Oct 1966, Dinkelsbühl.
    • 61'
    • 16
    • Wolfram WuttkeWolfram Wuttke.
      Born 17th Nov 1961, Castrop-Rauxel.
    • 78'
  • Assist: Peter Beardsley. "Reid won the ball fiercely on the right and immediately found Beardsley in space. With the Germans distracted by an injured player Beardsley set up the chance for Lineker who beat Immel with a careful shot inside the post." Gary Lineker20th of 48 goals. Right-footed from 14 yards., 42'
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    • 1
    • Peter ShiltonDerby, 92nd of 125 caps
      37 years, 11 month, 21 day
      (c)13th captaincy
    • 2
    • Viv AndersonMan Utd, 28th of 30 caps
      31 years, 0 months, 11 day
    • 3
    • Kenny SansomArsenal, 77th of 86 caps
      28 years, 11 month, 13 days
    • 77'
    • 4
    • Glenn HoddleMonaco, 45th of 53 caps
      29 years, 10 months, 13 days
    • 65'
    • 5
    • Tony AdamsArsenal, 4th of 66 caps
      20 years, 10 months, 30 days
    • 6
    • Gary MabbuttSpurs, 13th of 16 caps
      26 years, 0 months, 17 days
    • 7
    • Peter ReidEverton, 11th of 13 caps
      31 years, 2 months, 19 days
    • 8
    • John BarnesLiverpool, 32nd of 79 caps
      23 years, 10 months, 2 days
    • 10
    • Gary LinekerBarcelona, 25th of 80 caps
      26 years, 9 months, 9 days
    • 11
    • Chris WaddleSpurs, 29th of 62 caps
      26 years, 8 months, 26 days
    • 51'
    • 15
    • Mark HateleyMonaco, 25th of 32 caps
      25 years, 10 months, 2 days
    • 51'
    • 14
    • Neil WebbNotts Forest, 1st of 26 caps
      24 years, 1 month, 10 days
    • 65'
    • 16
    • Stuart PearceNotts Forest, 3rd of 78 caps
      25 years, 4 months, 15 days
    • 77'

Notes

  • Second Littbarski GoalFrom a Pierre Littbarski corner Viv Anderson gets to the ball first before Peter Shilton. Whilst it is difficult to assertain if Anderson scored an own goal past Shilton he certainly impeded him allowing Littbarski's corner to float directly into the net.
  • Player MilestoneGary Lineker's 25th Cap
  • Player MilestoneMark Hateley's 25th Cap
  • Player MilestoneNeil Webb's 1st Cap

Sources

  • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)
  • soccernostalgia.blogspot.co.uk
  • The Guardian "England sunk by a Pierre show", Thursday, 10th September 1987, page 30.
  • YouTube

Managers

Referee

  • Italy Paolo Casarin

Attendance

  • 50,000

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • Up 1 place, gaining 12 ranking points to 1977 points England - 2nd - 1
  • West Germany - 3rd