Match No. 679 - Wednesday, 13th November 1991, 6:30pm

  • "A minute past the half hour...Rocastle was harshly penalised after he had tackled back on Ziober, who tapped the free kick square. Szewczyk ran on to the ball and Platt and Mabbutt together tried to block the shot, but it took a big deflection off the latter, leaving Woods stranded. Roman Szewczyk, 32'31:32
    • 1
    • Jarosław BakoJarosław Bako.
      Born 12th Aug 1964, Olsztyn.
    • 2
    • Robert WarzychaRobert Warzycha.
      Born 20th Aug 1963, Siemkowice.
      61:14 Rocastle and Warzycha both get a yellow card for some pointless pushing after a Polish corner. It was nothing and the referee should have just got on with it.
    • 3
    • Tomasz WałdochTomasz Wojciech Wałdoch.
      Born 1st May 1971, Gdansk.
    • 4
    • Piotr SoczyńskiPiotr Aleksander Soczyński.
      Born 18th Jan 1967, Łódź.
    • 5
    • Roman SzewczykRoman Edward Szewczyk.
      Born 18th Mar 1965, Bytom.
    • Off '7877:11
    • 6
    • Piotr CzachowskiPiotr Czachowski.
      Born 7th Nov 1966, Warsaw.
    • 7
    • Roman KoseckiRoman Jacek Kosecki.
      Born 15th Feb 1966, Piaseczno.
      74:10 Booked for protesting a penalty claim when Furtok pounced on a ball bobbling out of Woods hands and was brought down by the 'keeper. The referee indicated a dive by Furtok but the Polish players were vociferous in their appeals. TV replays indicate they may have had a point.
    • 8
    • Dariusz SkrzypczakDariusz Stanisław Skrzypczak.
      Born 13th Nov 1967, Rawicz.
    • Off '8079:26
    • 9
    • Jan FurtokJan Furtok.
      Born 9th Mar 1962, Katowice.
    • 10
    • Jan UrbanJan Urban.
      Born 14th May 1962, Jaworzno.
      (c)
    • 11
    • Jacek ZioberJacek Ziober.
      Born 18th Nov 1965, Łódź, Poland.
    • 13
    • Adam FedorukAdam Bogdan Fedoruk.
      Born 11th Dec 1966, Elbag.
    • On '7877:11
    • 15
    • Wojciech KowalczykWojciech Kowalczyk.
      Born 14th Apr 1972, Warsaw.
    • On '8079:26
  • Assist: Gary Mabbutt. "England secured the draw which was sure to take them through when Mabbutt met Rocastle's corner with a firm downward header from the edge of the penalty area, leaving the rest to the goal-scoring reflexes of [Lineker]. Gary Lineker46th of 48 goals. Right-footed from 5 yards., 77' 76:19
    • 1
    • Chris WoodsSheffield Wed, 27th of 43 caps
      31 years, 11 month, 29 days
      Goalkeeper
    • 2
    • Lee DixonArsenal, 11th of 22 caps
      27 years, 7 months, 27 days
      Right Back
    • 3
    • Stuart PearceNotts Forest, 43rd of 78 caps
      29 years, 6 months, 19 days
      Left Back
    • 4
    • Andy GrayPalace, Only Cap
      27 years, 8 months, 20 days
      Midfield
    • Off 'HT45:00
    • 5
    • Des WalkerNotts Forest, 38th of 59 caps
      25 years, 11 month, 17 days
      Centre Back
    • 6
    • Gary MabbuttSpurs, 15th of 16 caps
      30 years, 2 months, 21 day
      Centre Back
    • 7
    • David PlattBari, 25th of 62 caps
      25 years, 5 months, 3 days
      Attacking Midfield
    • 8
    • Geoff ThomasPalace, 8th of 9 caps
      27 years, 3 months, 8 days
      Midfield
    • 9
    • David RocastleArsenal, 12th of 14 caps
      24 years, 6 months, 11 day
      Right Midfield
      61:13 Rocastle and Warzycha both get a yellow card for some pointless pushing after a Polish corner. It was nothing and the referee should have just got on with it.
    • 10
    • Gary LinekerSpurs, 71st of 80 caps
      30 years, 11 month, 13 days
      Centre Forward
      (c)11th captaincy
    • 11
    • Andy SintonQPR, 1st of 12 caps
      25 years, 7 months, 25 days
      Left Midfield
    • Off '7069:45
    • 12
    • Alan SmithArsenal, 10th of 13 caps
      28 years, 11 month, 22 days
      Centre Forward
    • On 'HT45:00
    • 16
    • Tony DaleyAston Villa, 1st of 7 caps
      24 years, 0 months, 26 days
      Left Midfield
    • On '7069:45

Notes

  • England qualify for Euro 92Winning Group 7 with 9 points. (3 wins, 3 draws)
  • Player MilestoneAndy Gray's Only Cap
  • Player MilestoneDavid Platt's 25th Cap
  • Player MilestoneAndy Sinton's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneTony Daley's 1st Cap

Sources

  • uefa.com
  • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)
  • soccernostalgia.blogspot.co.uk
  • The Guardian "Lethal Lineker gets England off the hook", Thursday 14th November 1991, page 18.
  • Polish FA Website

Managers

Referee

  • Austria Hurbert Forstinger

Attendance

  • 15,000

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • No change in rank, losing -6 ranking points to 1987 points England - 3rd
  • Poland - 21st

Euro 92 Qualifying

(Group 7)

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    • 9
    • +4
    • 0
    • 3
    • 3
    • 6
    • Flag of Republic o...
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    • 8
    • +7
    • 0
    • 4
    • 2
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    • Flag of Poland
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    • 7
    • +2
    • 1
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    • 2
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    • Flag of Turkey
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    • 0
    • -13
    • 6
    • 0
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    • 6
    • Final Standings.