Match No. 735 - Wednesday, 4th June 1997, 8:30pm

  • Assist: Paul Scholes. "England's opening goal, and Wright's second in successive appearances, arrived after 25 minutes. It was setup by an inspired ball from Scholes, who turned the midfield and found the speed of delivery and weight of pass to exploit Wright's speed and keep him onside...Ferrara had no chance of dispossessing the Arsenal striker. Wright's shot was fired with aplomb." Ian Wright7th of 9 goals. Left-footed from 15 yards., 26' 25:15
  • Assist: Ian Wright. "Two minutes before half tme England were positively crowing. Wright gathered a ball from Pearce and turned inside Cannavaro to deliver a low centre which Scholes, who had stolen through the middle, met with a first-time shot that Peruzzi barely saw." Paul Scholes1st of 14 goals. Left-footed from 13 yards., 43' 42:38
    • 13
    • Tim FlowersBlackburn, 9th of 11 caps
      30 years, 4 months, 1 day
      Goalkeeper
    • 14
    • Phil NevilleMan Utd, 4th of 59 caps
      20 years, 4 months, 14 days
      Right Back
    • 3
    • Stuart PearceNotts Forest, 76th of 78 caps
      35 years, 1 month, 10 days
      Left Back
    • 15
    • Martin KeownArsenal, 14th of 43 caps
      30 years, 10 months, 11 day
      Centre Back
    • 5
    • Gareth SouthgateAston Villa, 17th of 57 caps
      26 years, 9 months, 1 day
      Centre Back
    • 6
    • Graeme Le SauxBlackburn, 18th of 36 caps
      28 years, 7 months, 18 days
      Centre Back
    • Off 'HT45:00
    • 7
    • David BeckhamMan Utd, 8th of 115 caps
      22 years, 1 month, 2 days
      Midfield
      33:06 A hack at Albertini's legs when Beckham was prone on the ground.
    • 4
    • Paul InceInter Milan, 31st of 53 caps
      29 years, 7 months, 14 days
      Midfield
      (c)4th captaincy 82:34 Late on Casiraghi.
    • 20
    • Ian WrightArsenal, 25th of 33 caps
      33 years, 7 months, 1 day
      Centre Forward
    • Off '7675:58
    • 10
    • Teddy SheringhamSpurs, 26th of 51 caps
      31 years, 2 months, 2 days
      Centre Forward
    • Off '7978:07
    • 19
    • Paul ScholesMan Utd, 2nd of 66 caps
      22 years, 6 months, 18 days
      Midfield
      43:48 Tackle from behind on Albertini.
    • 2
    • Gary NevilleMan Utd, 20th of 85 caps
      22 years, 3 months, 14 days
      Right Back
    • On 'HT45:00
    • 21
    • Andrew ColeMan Utd, 2nd of 15 caps
      25 years, 7 months, 20 days
      Centre Forward
    • On '7675:58
    • 8
    • Paul GascoigneRangers, 49th of 57 caps
      30 years, 0 months, 8 days
      Midfield
      84:44 Tackle from behind Fuser.
    • On '7978:07
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    • 1
    • Angelo PeruzziAngelo Peruzzi.
      Born 16th Feb 1970, Blera.
      (c)
    • 2
    • Ciro FerraraCiro Ferrara.
      Born 11th Feb 1967, Naples.
    • Off 'HT45:00
    • 15
    • Antonio BenarrivoAntonio Benarrivo.
      Born 21st Aug 1968, Brindisi.
    • 4
    • Dino BaggioDino Baggio.
      Born 24th Jul 1971, Camposampiero.
    • 5
    • Fabio CannavaroFabio Cannavaro.
      Born 13th Sep 1973, Naples.
      55:46 Sharp tackle on Wright catching him on the ankle.
    • 6
    • Alessandro CostacurtaAlessandro Costacurta.
      Born 24th Apr 1966, Jerago con Orago.
    • 7
    • Angelo Di LivioAngelo Di Livio.
      Born 26th Jul 1966, Rome.
    • Off 'HT45:00
    • 8
    • Roberto Di MatteoRoberto Di Matteo.
      Born 29th May 1970, Schaffhausen, Switzerland.
    • Off '1817:07
    • 9
    • Pierluigi CasiraghiPierluigi Casiraghi.
      Born 4th Mar 1969, Monza.
    • 10
    • Demetrio AlbertiniDemetrio Albertini.
      Born 23rd Aug 1971, Besana in Brianza.
    • 11
    • Gianfranco ZolaGianfranco Zola.
      Born 5th Jul 1966, Oliena.
    • 18
    • Diego FuserDiego Fuser.
      Born 11th Nov 1968, Venaria Reale.
    • On '1817:07
    • 14
    • Alessandro NestaAlessandro Nesta.
      Born 19th Mar 1976, Rome.
      85:26 Pulling Gascoigne's shirt.
    • On 'HT45:00
    • 17
    • Giampiero MainiGiampiero Maini.
      Born 29th Sep 1971, Rome.
    • On 'HT45:00

Notes

  • Player MilestoneIan Wright's 25th Cap
  • Goal MilestonePaul Scholes' 1st Goal
  • Goal MilestonePaul Scholes, 43' - 1700th goal scored by England

Sources

  • YouTube
  • soccernostalgia.blogspot.co.uk
  • The Guardian "Scholes the new England hero", Thursday 5th June 1997, page 28.
  • Daily Telegraph "New England spell hard labour for the Italians", Thursday, 5th June 1997, page 44.

Managers

Referee

  • Austria Gunter Benko

Attendance

  • 30,000

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • Up 2 places, gaining 20 ranking points to 1986 points England - 5th - 2
  • Italy - 7th

Tournoi de France

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    • 5
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    • Final Standings.