Match No. 768 - Saturday, 3rd June 2000, 4:00pm

  • "Wright came tentatively to meet a long through-ball, flapped, and only succeeded in bringing Carabott down. Carabott dusted himself off, scored, was ordered to retake and duly dispatched the ball again - albeit off the post and the back of Wright's head." Richard Wright, 29' (og)
  •  
    • 1
    • Ernest BarryErnest Barry.
      Born 1st Jul 1967, Malta.
    • Off 90'
    • 2
    • Brian SaidBrian Said.
      Born 15th May 1973, Valletta, Malta.
    • Off 78'
    • 3
    • Michael SpiteriMichael Spiteri.
      Born 25th Feb 1969, Malta.
    • Off 78'
    • 4
    • Silvo VellaSilvo Vella.
      Born 8th Feb 1967, Toronto, Canada.
    • Off 41'
    • 5
    • Darren DebonoDarren Debono.
      Born 9th Jan 1974, Malta.
    • Off 34'
    • 6
    • John ButtigiegJohn Buttigieg.
      Born 5th Oct 1963, Sliema, Malta.
    • Off 55'
    • 7
    • Carmel BusuttilCarmel Busuttil.
      Born 29th Feb 1964, Rabat, Malta.
      (c)
    • Off HT
    • 8
    • David CarabottDavid Carabott.
      Born 18th May 1968, Marsaxlokk, Malta.
      Time Unknown
    • Off 90'
    • 9
    • Noel TurnerNoel Turner.
      Born 9th Dec 1974, Sliema, Malta.
    • Off 87'
    • 10
    • Joe BrincatJoseph Brincat.
      Born 5th Mar 1970, Valletta, Malta.
    • Off 82'
    • 11
    • Gilbert AgiusGilbert Agius.
      Born 21st Feb 1974, Valletta, Malta.
    • Off 60'
    • 17
    • David CamilleriDavid Camilleri.
      Born 21st Aug 1974, Hamrun, Malta.
    • On 34'
    • 15
    • Daniel TheumaDaniel Theuma.
      Born 29th Jun 1971, Malta.
      Time Unknown
    • On 41'
    • 20
    • Chucks NwokoAfraik Kaejtan Nwoko.
      Born 21st Nov 1978, Lagos, Nigeria.
    • On HT
    • 14
    • Jeffrey ChetcutiJeffrey Chetcuti.
      Born 22nd Apr 1974, Malta.
    • On 55'
    • 21
    • George MalliaGeorge Mallia.
      Born 10th Oct 1978, Sliema, Malta.
    • On 60'
    • 13
    • Digger OkonkwoDigger Ifeanyi Okonkwo.
      Born 30th Aug 1977, Nigeria.
    • On 78'
    • 16
    • Luke DimechLuke Anthony Dimech.
      Born 11th Jan 1977, Floriana, Malta.
    • On 78'
    • 19
    • Jonathan HollandJonathan Holland.
      Born 15th Jul 1978, Pietà, Malta.
    • On 82'
    • 22
    • Nenad VaseljiNenad Veselji.
      Born 3rd Feb 1971, Yugoslavia.
    • On 87'
    • 12
    • Mario MuscatMario Muscat.
      Born 18th Aug 1976, Paola, Malta.
    • On 90'
    • 18
    • Adrian CiantarAdrian Ciantar.
      Born 9th Aug 1978, Malta.
    • On 90'
  • Assist: David Beckham. "England had taken the lead from that most obvious yet dangerous of sources, a Beckham free-kick from the right. With the Maltese defence in disarray, Keown stooped unmarked to head in at the far post." Martin Keown2nd of 2 goals. Header from 6 yards., 23'
  • Assist: Nicky Barmby. "Heskey side-footed home the winner on 76 minutes after excellent work from Barmby left him with an open goal five yards out." Emile Heskey1st of 7 goals. Left-footed from 5 yards., 76'
    • 1
    • Richard WrightIpswich, 1st of 2 caps
      22 years, 6 months, 28 days
      Goalkeeper
    • 2
    • Gary NevilleMan Utd, 36th of 85 caps
      25 years, 3 months, 13 days
      Right Back
    • 3
    • Phil NevilleMan Utd, 26th of 59 caps
      23 years, 4 months, 13 days
      Left Back
    • 4
    • Dennis WiseChelsea, 16th of 21 caps
      33 years, 5 months, 18 days
      Midfielder
    • Off 69'
    • 5
    • Sol CampbellSpurs, 33rd of 73 caps
      25 years, 8 months, 15 days
      Centre Back
    • 6
    • Martin KeownArsenal, 30th of 43 caps
      33 years, 10 months, 10 days
      Centre Back
    • Off 59'
    • 7
    • David BeckhamMan Utd, 31st of 115 caps
      25 years, 1 month, 1 day
      Midfielder
    • Off 80'
    • 8
    • Paul ScholesMan Utd, 24th of 66 caps
      25 years, 6 months, 17 days
      Midfielder
    • Off 69'
    • 9
    • Alan ShearerNewcastle Utd, 60th of 63 caps
      29 years, 9 months, 21 day
      Centre Forward
      (c)31st captaincy
    • Off 51'
    • 10
    • Kevin PhillipsSunderland, 5th of 8 caps
      26 years, 10 months, 9 days
      Centre Forward
    • Off 59'
    • 11
    • Nicky BarmbyEverton, 13th of 23 caps
      26 years, 3 months, 20 days
      Left Midfielder
    • 17
    • Emile HeskeyLiverpool, 7th of 62 caps
      22 years, 4 months, 23 days
      Centre Forward
    • On 51'
    • 18
    • Robbie FowlerLiverpool, 14th of 26 caps
      25 years, 1 month, 24 days
      Centre Forward
    • On 59'
    • 12
    • Gareth SouthgateAston Villa, 36th of 57 caps
      29 years, 9 months, 0 days
      Centre Back
    • On 59'
    • 15
    • Paul InceMiddlesbrough, 50th of 53 caps
      32 years, 7 months, 13 days
      Midfielder
    • On 69'
    • 16
    • Steve McManamanReal Madrid, 28th of 37 caps
      28 years, 3 months, 21 day
      Midfielder
    • On 69'
    • 14
    • Gareth BarryAston Villa, 2nd of 53 caps
      19 years, 3 months, 8 days
      Midfielder
    • On 80'

Notes

  • Two Missed Penalties and a re-takeRichard Wright faced three penalties during the game, all taken by David Carabott. The first had to be re-taken because of encroachment. Then, the re-taken penalty rebounded from the frame striking Wright on the back of the head and resulted in Malta's goal. Wright then saved a third in the 88th minute. "Having already conceded a first-half penalty, Wright gave away a second spot-kick at the death but made a sprawling stop before blocking an even better chance seconds before the final whistle."
  • Player MilestoneRichard Wright's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestonePaul Ince's 50th Cap
  • Goal MilestoneEmile Heskey's 1st Goal

Sources

  • BBC Football "Close shave for shaky England", Sunday 4th June 2000.
  • The Guardian "England in a Wright spot", Sunday 4th June 2000.

Managers

Referee

  • Italy Stefano Braschi

Attendance

  • 10,023

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • No change in rank, gaining 1 ranking points to 1912 points England - 9th
  • Malta - 145th