Match No. 702 - Wednesday, 17th November 1993

  • Collecting a loose ball 40 yards out centrally, Ince moves forward and hits a right footed shot from 25 yards beating an advanced keeper and into the bottom right corner. Paul Ince1st of 2 goals, 22'
  • Assist: David Platt. A clearance by the goalkeeper is headed into the path of Platt by Ripley. Platt chases the ball into the box, right side and tries a tight angled shot which is parried by the feet of the keeper. It falls for Wright who beats the defender to the ball and scores from 5 yards out centrally. Ian Wright2nd of 9 goals, 34'
  • A long ball into the area from Platt is badly dealt with by the keeper who diverts it into the path of Ferdinand (15 yards out centrally). Ferdinand hits a first time right footed shot into the empty net. Les Ferdinand3rd of 5 goals, 38'
  • Assist: Les Ferdinand. A long ball by Pearce down the left wing sets free Ferdinand who whips in a right footed cross to the far post. Wright, unmarked, heads the ball into the ground and it bounces over the keeper into the top right corner. Ian Wright3rd of 9 goals, 46'
  • Assist: Les Ferdinand. Another lofted ball forward, this time from Walker, finds Ferdinand alone to left of the penalty area. He controls the ball beats a defender and crosses left footed from the byline. Ince gets to the ball first prodding it home between a defenders legs from 5 yards. Paul Ince2nd of 2 goals, 73'
  • Assist: Les Ferdinand. The fifth goal as a result of a long ball. This time Pallister chips one into the box and gets a flick on by Ferdinand into the path of Wright in an offside position, central and 8 yards out. The officials fail to stop play and Wright passes the ball into the bottom right corner. Ian Wright4th of 9 goals, 78'
  • Assist: Paul Ince. A bit of pinball in the San Marino half eventually falls to Ince who advances and releases Wright to the left of the goal. Wright advances into the box and places the ball between the keepers legs. Ian Wright5th of 9 goals, 90'
    • 1
    • David SeamanArsenal, 12th of 75 caps
      30 years, 1 month, 28 days
    • 2
    • Lee DixonArsenal, 21st of 22 caps
      29 years, 8 months, 0 days
    • 3
    • Stuart PearceNotts Forest, 55th of 78 caps
      31 years, 6 months, 23 days
      (c)8th captaincy
    • 4
    • Stuart RipleyBlackburn, 1st of 2 caps
      25 years, 11 month, 27 days
    • 5
    • Des WalkerSheffield Wed, 59th of 59 caps
      27 years, 11 month, 21 day
    • 7
    • David PlattSampdoria, 45th of 62 caps
      27 years, 5 months, 7 days
    • 8
    • Ian WrightArsenal, 16th of 33 caps
      30 years, 0 months, 14 days
    • 10
    • Andy SintonSheffield Wed, 12th of 12 caps
      27 years, 7 months, 29 days
    • 11
    • Paul InceMan Utd, 12th of 53 caps
      26 years, 0 months, 27 days
  • Davide Gualtieri, 1' (0:08)
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    • 1
    • Pierluigi BenedettiniPierluigi Benedettini.
      Born 18th Aug 1961, Murata.
    • 2
    • Mauro ValentiniMauro Valentini.
      Born 27th Jul 1973, Viterbo.
    • 47'
    • 3
    • Mirco GennariMirco Gennari.
      Born 29th Mar 1966, San Marino.
    • 4
    • Loris ZanottiLoris Zanotti.
      Born 13th Sep 1962.
    • 5
    • Claudio CantiClaudio Canti.
      Born 24th Jan 1969.
    • 6
    • William GuerraWilliam Guerra.
      Born 24th Feb 1968, Detroit, USA.
    • 7
    • Pierangelo ManzaroliPierangelo Manzaroli.
      Born 25th Mar 1969, Rimini.
    • 8
    • Pier Domenico Della VallePier Domenico Della Valle.
      Born 4th May 1970, Faetano.
    • 9
    • Nicola BacciocchiNicola Bacciocchi.
      Born 16th Dec 1971, Domagnano.
    • 62'
    • 10
    • Massimo BoniniMassimo Bonini.
      Born 13th Oct 1959, San Marino.
    • 11
    • Davide GualtieriDavide Gualtieri.
      Born 27th Apr 1971, San Marino.
    • 15
    • Luca GobbiLuca Gobbi.
      Born 12th Jun 1971, San Marino.
    • 47'
    • 13
    • Paolo MazzaPaolo Mazza.
      Born 27th Oct 1961.
      Not ot be confused with Paolo Mazza the Italian coach of the 1962 World Cup.
    • 62'

Notes

  • Goal RecordDavide Gualtieri's goal is recorded as being the quickest in World Cup history, (possibly in international history) timed at 8.3 seconds.
  • Attendance RecordLowest attendance at an England international in the 20th century.
  • World Cup 1994 QualificationHaving failed to qualify for the World Cup '94 Taylor resigned 6 days later.
  • Away GameDespite the game being played in Bologna, 80 miles north-east of San Marino, this game is deemed to have been an away game.
  • Hat-Trick: Ian Wright1st hat-trick (73rd overall).
  • Player MilestoneStuart Ripley's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneDes Walker's Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneAndy Sinton's Last Cap
  • Goal MilestonePaul Ince's 1st Goal
  • Match MilestoneEngland's 400th win

Sources

  • England - The Quest for the World Cup - A Complete Record by Clive Leatherdale (Two Heads Publishing 1994)
  • www.independent.co.uk England find themselves in seventh hell
  • The Guardian "England buried in a pauper's grave", Thursday 18th November 1993, page 22.

Managers

Referee

  • Syria Mohamed Nazri Abdullah

Attendance

  • 2,378

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • Up 1 place, gaining 1 ranking points to 1876 points England - 13th - 1
  • San Marino - 188th

World Cup 1994 Q

(Group 2)

    •  
    • Pts
    • GD
    • L
    • D
    • W
    • P
    • Norway
    • 16
    • +20
    • 1
    • 2
    • 7
    • 10
    • Netherland...
    • 15
    • +20
    • 1
    • 3
    • 6
    • 10
    • England
    • 13
    • +17
    • 2
    • 3
    • 5
    • 10
    • Poland
    • 8
    • -5
    • 5
    • 2
    • 3
    • 10
    • Turkey
    • 7
    • -8
    • 6
    • 1
    • 3
    • 10
    • San Marino
    • 1
    • -44
    • 9
    • 1
    • 0
    • 10
    • Final Standings.