Match No. 658 - Monday, 11th June 1990, 9:00pm

  • Assist: Chris Waddle. "Waddle appeared to be hemmed in by Sheedy and Staunton near the right-hand touchline but he still managed to produce an awkward deep cross that was held up by the wind and bisected the Irish centre-backs like a scimitar. Bonner came for it a fraction too late, Lineker deflected it past him with his chest and although he stumbled over the goalkeeper's legs he managed to stagger on and touch the ball over the line." Gary Lineker32nd of 48 goals. Right-footed from 1 yard., 9' 08:37
    • 1
    • Peter ShiltonDerby, 119th of 125 caps
      40 years, 8 months, 23 days
      Goalkeeper
    • 2
    • Gary StevensRangers, 40th of 46 caps
      27 years, 2 months, 15 days
      Right Back
    • 3
    • Stuart PearceNotts Forest, 25th of 78 caps
      28 years, 1 month, 17 days
      Left Back
    • 19
    • Paul GascoigneSpurs, 12th of 57 caps
      23 years, 0 months, 15 days
      Midfield
    • 5
    • Des WalkerNotts Forest, 19th of 59 caps
      24 years, 6 months, 15 days
      Centre Back
    • 6
    • Terry ButcherRangers, 73rd of 77 caps
      31 years, 5 months, 14 days
      Centre Back
    • 7
    • Bryan RobsonMan Utd, 86th of 90 caps
      33 years, 5 months, 0 days
      Midfield
      (c)62nd captaincy
    • 8
    • Chris WaddleMarseille, 53rd of 62 caps
      29 years, 5 months, 28 days
      Right Midfield
    • 9
    • Peter BeardsleyLiverpool, 41st of 59 caps
      29 years, 4 months, 24 days
      Centre Forward
    • Off '7069:21
    • 10
    • Gary LinekerSpurs, 52nd of 80 caps
      29 years, 6 months, 11 day
      Centre Forward
    • Off '8483:46
    • 11
    • John BarnesLiverpool, 54th of 79 caps
      26 years, 7 months, 4 days
      Left Midfield
    • 16
    • Steve McMahonLiverpool, 13th of 17 caps
      28 years, 9 months, 22 days
      Midfield
      75:11 "McMahon compounded his error by getting himself a yellow card for retaliation against McGrath."
    • On '7069:21
    • 21
    • Steve BullWolves, 8th of 13 caps
      25 years, 2 months, 14 days
      Centre Forward
    • On '8483:46
  • "The appearance of McMahon made eminently good sense for all of four minutes. Then he lost the ball to Sheedy just outside the England penalty area and the Irish striker did not waste the chance." Kevin Sheedy, 73'72:47
    • 1
    • Packie BonnerPatrick Joseph Bonner.
      Born 24th May 1960, Burtonport.
    • 2
    • Chris MorrisChristopher Barry Morris.
      Born 24th Dec 1963, Newquay.
    • 3
    • Steve StauntonStephen Staunton.
      Born 19th Jan 1969, Dundalk.
    • 4
    • Mick McCarthyMichael Joseph McCarthy.
      Born 7th Feb 1959, Barnsley.
      (c)
    • 5
    • Kevin MoranKevin Bernard Moran.
      Born 29th Apr 1956, Dublin.
    • 13
    • Andy TownsendAndrew David Townsend.
      Born 23rd Jul 1963, Maidstone.
    • 7
    • Paul McGrathPaul McGrath.
      Born 4th Dec 1959, Ealing.
    • 8
    • Ray HoughtonRaymond James Houghton.
      Born 9th Jan 1962, Glasgow.
    • 9
    • John AldridgeJohn William Aldridge.
      Born 18th Sep 1958, Liverpool.
    • Off '6564:19
    • 10
    • Tony CascarinoAnthony Guy Cascarino.
      Born 1st Sep 1962, St Paul's Cray, Kent.
    • 11
    • Kevin SheedyKevin Mark Sheedy.
      Born 21st Oct 1959, Builth Wells.
    • 21
    • Alan McLoughlinAlan Francis McLoughlin.
      Born 20th Apr 1967, Manchester.
    • On '6564:19

Notes

  • Player MilestoneStuart Pearce's 25th Cap

Sources

  • 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)
  • The Guardian "England draw the same old reservations.", Tuesday 12th June 1990, page 12.
  • Daily Telegraph "McMahon error costs England dear", Tuesday 12th June 1990, page 36.

Managers

Referee

  • West Germany Aron Schmidhuber

Attendance

  • 35,238

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • No change in rank, losing -5 ranking points to 1939 points England - 6th
  • Republic of Ireland - 10th

World Cup 1990

(Group F)

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    • Final Standings.