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England vs Italy 1978 World Cup qualification match report

Date, kick-off time: Wednesday, 16 November 1977, 19:45 (UTC)
National teams, score:
England
-
Italy
2:0
Competition:1978 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Group 2
Referee: /
Hungary
Attendance, venue:92 500, British Empire Exhibition Stadium (Wembley), London
Goals:1:0 (11') Kevin Keegan, 2:0 (80') Trevor Brooking
England national football team line-up in match Nr.517
Managed by team manager Ron Greenwood
PlayerCapsClub
Ray Clemence   33Liverpool FC, Liverpool
Phil Neal   9Liverpool FC, Liverpool
Trevor Cherry   15Leeds United AFC, Leeds
Ray Wilkins   10Chelsea FC, London
Dave Watson   28Manchester City FC, Manchester
Emlyn Hughes  Captain  50Liverpool FC, Liverpool
Kevin Keegan   83' 34Hamburger SV, Hamburg
83' Trevor Francis   7Birmingham City FC, Birmingham
Steve Coppell   1Manchester United FC, Manchester
Bob Latchford   75' 1Everton FC, Liverpool
75' Stuart Pearson   13Manchester United FC, Manchester
Trevor Brooking   19West Ham United FC, London
Peter Barnes   1Manchester City FC, Manchester
Italy national team line-up in match Nr.347
Managed by technical commissioner Enzo Bearzot
PlayerCapsClub
Dino Zoff   60Juventus FC, Torino
Marco Tardelli   14Juventus FC, Torino
Claudio Gentile   43' 11Juventus FC, Torino
Romeo Benetti   15' 37Juventus FC, Torino
Roberto Mozzini   6Torino Calcio, Torino
Giacinto Facchetti  Captain  83' 94FC Inter, Milano
83' Antonello Cuccureddu   5Juventus FC, Torino
Franco Causio   31Juventus FC, Torino
Renato Zaccarelli   11Torino Calcio, Torino
Francesco Graziani   13' injured 46' 19Torino Calcio, Torino
46' Claudio Sala   12Torino Calcio, Torino
Giancarlo Antognoni   24AC Fiorentina, Firenze
Roberto Bettega   13Juventus FC, Torino
Match stats
National teamPlayersAverage capsAverage ageClubsGoalsCautionsExpulsions
England1317.00026.5959210
Italy1325.92328.1414020
1978 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Group 2 post-match standings
Pos.National team1234PlayedWonDrawnLostGoalsPoints
1
England
0:2
2:0
4:1
2:1
5:0
2:0
65 0 115-410
2
Italy
2:0
0:2
3:0
6:1
4:1
-:-
54 0 115-48
3
Finland
1:4
1:2
0:3
1:6
7:1
1:0
62 0 411-164
4
Luxembourg
0:5
0:2
1:4
-:-
1:7
0:1
50 0 52-190
Historical data sources
The Guardian (Manchester), №40829, 17.11.1977; Newspapers.com
Comments

db - posted 22.10.2010 08:34:40

Italy squad (link: )

toniofarrugia - posted 16.05.2013 11:28:09

Minute of yellow card:

Claudio Gentile (I) 43’ (link: )

piero - posted 18.09.2015 20:10:51

Italy team (photo on post by db):
Franco Causio, Giancarlo Antognoni, Marco Tardelli, Claudio Gentile, Roberto Bettega, Francesco Graziani, Dino Zoff, Roberto Mozzini, Renato Zaccarelli, Romeo Benetti, Giacinto Facchetti.
England vs Italy post-match head-to-head
PlayedWonDrawnLostGoalsPoints/Match
1364323 - 171.231
England v Italy match-by-match record
England matches
Previous match:
1978 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Luxembourg vs England 0-2
Luxembourg City, Wednesday 12 October 1977
Next match:
Friendly International
West Germany vs England 2-1
Munich, Wednesday 22 February 1978
Italy matches
Previous match:
1978 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Italy vs Finland 6-1
Turin, Saturday 15 October 1977
Next match:
1978 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Italy vs Luxembourg 3-0
Rome, Saturday 3 December 1977
England top scorers
1. Bobby Charlton (1958 - 1970) - 49 goals
2. Jimmy Greaves (1959 - 1967) - 44 goals
3. Tom Finney (1946 - 1958) - 30 goals
4. Nat Lofthouse (1950 - 1958) - 30 goals
... Kevin Keegan (1974 - 1977) - 8 goals
... Trevor Brooking (1977) - 1 goal
(correct as of November 16, 1977)
Brief match report
Wed. 16 Nov 1977
British Empire Exhibition Stadium (Wembley), London
England 2-0 Italy
Goals: Keegan 11, Brooking 80

England: Clemence, Neal, Cherry, Wilkins, Watson, Hughes (c), Keegan (Francis 83), Coppell, Latchford (Pearson 75), Brooking, Barnes. Managed by Greenwood.
Booked: Keegan .

Italy: Zoff, Tardelli, Gentile, Benetti, Mozzini, Facchetti (c) (Cuccureddu 83), Causio, Zaccarelli, Graziani (Sala 46), Antognoni, Bettega. Managed by Bearzot.
Booked: Benetti 15, Gentile 43.

Att: 92 500
Ref: Palotai (Hungary)

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