Match No. 642 - Wednesday, 8th February 1989, 2:00pm

  • "Within 52 seconds England had given away a penalty. Stevens let in Saravakos on the right and his pass sent Samaras through a huge gap between Butcher and Walker. Butcher lunged, Samaras went down, and Saravakos scored with the penalty." Dimitris Saravakos, 2'1:29 (pen)
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    • 1
    • Spyros IkonomopoulosSpyros Ikonomopoulos.
      Born 26th Oct 1959.
    • 2
    • Iakovos ChatziathanasiouIakovos Chatziathanasiou.
      Born 20th May 1961.
    • 73'
    • 3
    • Giorgos KoutoulasGiorgos Koutoulas.
      Born 9th Feb 1967, Skala.
    • 4
    • Giannis KalitzakisIoannis Kalitzakis.
      Born 10th Feb 1966, Eleusina.
    • 5
    • Kostas MavridisKonstantinos (Kostas) Mavridis.
      Born 7th Jul 1962, Tashkent, Soviet Union.
    • 6
    • Panagiotis TsalouchidisPanagiotis Tsalouchidis.
      Born 30th Mar 1963, Veria.
    • 7
    • Dimitris SaravakosDimitris Saravakos.
      Born 26th Jul 1961, Athens.
      (c)
    • 8
    • Kostas LagonidisKostas Lagonidis.
      Born 1st Jul 1965.
    • 39'
    • 9
    • Ioannis SamarasIoannis Samaras.
      Born 3rd May 1961, Melbourne, Australia.
    • HT
    • 10
    • Nikos NiopliasNikolaos Nioplias.
      Born 17th Jan 1965, Kozani.
    • 11
    • Nikos TsiantakisNikolaos Tsiantakis.
      Born 20th Oct 1963, Athens.
    • 14
    • Stefanos BorbokisStefanos Borbokis.
      Born 1st Sep 1966, Serres.
    • 39'
    • 17
    • Vangelis KalogeropoulosVangelis Kalogeropoulos.
      Born 13th Feb 1965.
    • HT
    • 12
    • Stelios ManolasStylianos Manolas.
      Born 31st Jul 1961, Naxos.
    • 73'
  • "A free-kick, awarded for one of many fouls on Lineker, led to the equaliser after seven minutes. Rocastle ran over the ball and Barnes' chip rebounded from the underside of the bar before hitting the goalkeeper on the back and bouncing into the net." John Barnes7th of 11 goals. Left-footed from 22 yards., 7'
  • Assist: Gary Lineker. "Beardsley replace Smith and the change of pattern worked. Beardsley immediately gave Barnes the chance to cross which Lineker, getting in front of his tormentor, managed to nod back to Robson who scored with a firm half-volley from outside the penalty area." Bryan Robson23rd of 26 goals. Left-footed from 22 yards., 79' 78:57
    • 1
    • Peter ShiltonDerby, 103rd of 125 caps
      39 years, 4 months, 20 days
    • 2
    • Gary StevensRangers, 29th of 46 caps
      25 years, 10 months, 12 days
    • 3
    • Stuart PearceNotts Forest, 9th of 78 caps
      26 years, 9 months, 14 days
      65:52 Late challenge on Nioplias taking out his standing leg.
    • 4
    • Neil WebbNotts Forest, 12th of 26 caps
      25 years, 6 months, 9 days
    • 5
    • Des WalkerNotts Forest, 3rd of 59 caps
      23 years, 2 months, 12 days
    • 7
    • Bryan RobsonMan Utd, 73rd of 90 caps
      32 years, 0 months, 28 days
      (c)49th captaincy
    • 9
    • Alan SmithArsenal, 2nd of 13 caps
      26 years, 2 months, 17 days
    • 79'
    • 10
    • Gary LinekerBarcelona, 38th of 80 caps
      28 years, 2 months, 8 days
    • 11
    • John BarnesLiverpool, 44th of 79 caps
      25 years, 3 months, 1 day

Notes

  • Penalty: Dimitris Saravakos"Within 52 seconds England had given away a penalty. Stevens let in Saravakos on the right and his pass sent Samaras through a huge gap between Butcher and Walker. Butcher lunged, Samaras went down, and Saravakos scored with the penalty."

Sources

  • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)
  • The Guardian "England pass with a beta minus", Thursday 9th February 1989, page 18.
  • YouTube

Managers

Referee

  • Austria Heinz Holzmann

Attendance

  • 4,000

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • No change in rank, gaining 7 ranking points to 1891 points England - 9th
  • Greece - 35th