Match No. 724 - Tuesday, 18th June 1996, 7:30pm

  • Assist: Paul Ince. "An inspired pass from Sheringham released McManaman on the right and the Liverpool man found Ince making a run through the middle. As Ince passed Blind the Dutch captain brought him down. A yellow card for Blind, and then Shearer calmly drove the penalty low past Van der Sar." Alan Shearer8th of 30 goals. Right-footed from 12 yards., 23' 22:26 (pen)
  • Assist: Paul Gascoigne. "Five minutes into the second half Gascoigne's corner was perfectly flighted for Sheringham to meet it with a firm nod of the head past van der Sar." Teddy Sheringham3rd of 11 goals. Header from 8 yards., 51' 50:07
  • Assist: Teddy Sheringham. "In the 57th minute Gascoigne brushed past Winter on the left and slipped the ball square to Sheringham, who instead of shooting feinted before sending in Shearer for a resounding shot inside the near post." Alan Shearer9th of 30 goals. Right-footed from 12 yards., 57' 56:07
  • Assist: Darren Anderton. "Five minutes later Shearer sent in Anderton for a deflected shot that was well saved by the Dutch goalkeeper only for Sheringham to score England's fourth from the rebound." Teddy Sheringham4th of 11 goals. Right-footed from 10 yards., 62' 61:26
    • 1
    • David SeamanArsenal, 27th of 75 caps
      32 years, 8 months, 29 days
      Goalkeeper
    • 2
    • Gary NevilleMan Utd, 13th of 85 caps
      21 years, 4 months, 0 days
      Right Back
    • 3
    • Stuart PearceNotts Forest, 68th of 78 caps
      34 years, 1 month, 24 days
      Left Back
    • 4
    • Paul InceInter Milan, 22nd of 53 caps
      28 years, 7 months, 28 days
      Midfield
      42:52 Foul challenge by pulling back Jordi as he advanced. Misses next match due to suspension.
    • Off '6867:39
    • 5
    • Tony AdamsArsenal, 43rd of 66 caps
      29 years, 8 months, 8 days
      Centre Back
      (c)9th captaincy
    • 6
    • Gareth SouthgateAston Villa, 7th of 57 caps
      25 years, 9 months, 15 days
      Centre Back
      89:34 Dangerous challenge from behind on Bergkamp.
    • 17
    • Steve McManamanLiverpool, 13th of 37 caps
      24 years, 4 months, 7 days
      Midfield
    • 8
    • Paul GascoigneRangers, 41st of 57 caps
      29 years, 0 months, 22 days
      Midfield
    • 9
    • Alan ShearerBlackburn, 26th of 63 caps
      25 years, 10 months, 5 days
      Centre Forward
    • Off '7675:21
    • 10
    • Teddy SheringhamSpurs, 18th of 51 caps
      30 years, 2 months, 16 days
      Centre Forward
      40:05 Foul challenge on Bogarde.
    • Off '7675:46
    • 11
    • Darren AndertonSpurs, 14th of 30 caps
      24 years, 3 months, 15 days
      Midfield
    • 7
    • David PlattArsenal, 60th of 62 caps
      30 years, 0 months, 8 days
      Midfield
    • On '6867:39
    • 21
    • Robbie FowlerLiverpool, 4th of 26 caps
      21 years, 2 months, 9 days
      Centre Forward
    • On '7675:21
    • 14
    • Nicky BarmbyMiddlesbrough, 8th of 23 caps
      22 years, 4 months, 7 days
      Left Midfield
    • On '7675:46
  • "Even when Kluivert moved on to Bergkamp's lay-off to score through Seaman's legs the orange masses managed only a murmur of approval." Patrick Kluivert, 78'77:32
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    • 1
    • Edwin van der SarEdwin van der Sar.
      Born 29th Oct 1970, Voorhout.
    • 2
    • Michael ReizigerMichael John Reiziger.
      Born 3rd May 1973, Amstelveen.
    • 3
    • Danny BlindDirk Franciscus Blind.
      Born 1st Aug 1961, Vlissingen.
      Father of Daley Blind.
      (c) 21:43 Trip on Ince as he went by into the box. Lead to penalty.
    • 15
    • Winston BogardeWinston Lloyd Bogarde.
      Born 22nd Oct 1970, Rotterdam.
    • 12
    • Aron WinterAron Mohamed Winter.
      Born 1st Mar 1967, Paramaribo, Suriname.
      18:36 Pulling back Anderton as he went past him.
    • 6
    • Ronald de BoerRonaldus de Boer.
      Born 15th May 1970, Hoorn.
      Brother of Frank de Boer
    • Off '7271:44
    • 4
    • Clarence SeedorfClarence Clyde Seedorf.
      Born 1st Apr 1976, Paramaribo, Suriname.
    • 14
    • Richard WitschgeRichard Peter Witschge.
      Born 20th Sep 1969, Amsterdam.
      Brother of Rob Witschge
    • Off 'HT46:00
    • 17
    • Jordi CruyffJohan Jordi Cruijff.
      Born 9th Feb 1974, Amsterdam.
      Son of Johan Cruijff
    • 10
    • Dennis BergkampDennis Nicolaas Maria Bergkamp.
      Born 10th May 1969, Amsterdam.
      66:38 Cynical late trip on McManaman.
    • 11
    • Peter HoekstraPeter Martin Hoekstra.
      Born 4th Apr 1973, Assen.
    • Off '7372:07
    • 18
    • Johan de KockJohannes de Kock.
      Born 25th Oct 1964, Sliedrecht.
    • On 'HT46:00
    • 9
    • Patrick KluivertPatrick Stephan Kluivert.
      Born 1st Jul 1976, Amsterdam.
    • On '7271:44
    • 20
    • Phillip CocuPhillip John-William Cocu.
      Born 29th Oct 1970, Eindhoven.
    • On '7372:07

Notes

  • Euro 96 Group AEngland progress to the knockout stages as group winners. Netherlands progress as runners-up on goals for - three to Scotland's one.
  • Penalty: Alan Shearer1st scored from 1 taken (100.0%). England's 77th overall. 23rd minute. "An inspired pass from Sheringham released McManaman on the right and the Liverpool man found Ince making a run through the middle. As Ince passed Blind the Dutch captain brought him down. A yellow card for Blind, and then Shearer calmly drove the penalty low past Van der Sar."

Sources

  • Wembley - The Complete Record 1923 - 2000 by Glen Isherwood (Sports Books 2006)
  • englandstats.com Digital Archive
  • uefa.com
  • The Independent "England's night of rapture"
  • The Guardian "England's dream all come true", Wednesday 19th June 1996, page 28.

Managers

Referee

  • Austria Gerd Grabher

Attendance

  • 76,798

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • Up 5 places, gaining 37 ranking points to 1929 points England - 7th - 5
  • Netherlands - 11th

Euro 96

(Group A)

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    • Pts
    • GD
    • L
    • D
    • W
    • P
    • Flag of England
    • England
    • 7
    • +5
    • 0
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • Flag of Netherland...
    • Netherland...
    • 4
    • -1
    • 1
    • 1
    • 1
    • 3
    • Flag of Scotland
    • Scotland
    • 4
    • -1
    • 1
    • 1
    • 1
    • 3
    • Flag of Switzerlan...
    • Switzerlan...
    • 1
    • -3
    • 2
    • 1
    • 0
    • 3
    • Final Standings.