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England vs Northern Ireland international football match report

Date, kick-off time: Tuesday, 16 May 1978, 19:45 (UTC+01:00)
National teams, score:
England
-
Northern Ireland
1:0
Competition:British Championship 1978
Referee:
John Gordon, Newport-on-Tay
/
Scotland
Attendance, venue:55 000, British Empire Exhibition Stadium (Wembley), London
Goals:1:0 (44') Phil Neal
England national football team line-up in match Nr.521
Managed by team manager Ron Greenwood
PlayerCapsClub
Ray Clemence   35Liverpool FC, Liverpool
Phil Neal   11Liverpool FC, Liverpool
Mick Mills   17Ipswich Town FC, Ipswich
Ray Wilkins   13Chelsea FC, London
Dave Watson   32Manchester City FC, Manchester
Emlyn Hughes  Captain  52Liverpool FC, Liverpool
Tony Currie   10Leeds United AFC, Leeds
Steve Coppell   5Manchester United FC, Manchester
Stuart Pearson   15Manchester United FC, Manchester
Tony Woodcock   1Nottingham Forest FC, West Bridgford
Brian Greenhoff   15Manchester United FC, Manchester
Northern Ireland national team line-up in match Nr.315
Managed by team manager Danny Blanchflower
PlayerCapsClub
Jim Platt   3Middlesbrough FC, Middlesbrough
Bryan Hamilton  Captain  40Millwall FC, London
Peter Scott   8York City FC, York
Chris Nicholl   15Southampton FC, Southampton
Jimmy Nicholl   13Manchester United FC, Manchester
Sammy McIlroy   28Manchester United FC, Manchester
David McCreery   15Manchester United FC, Manchester
Martin O'Neill   23Nottingham Forest FC, West Bridgford
Trevor Anderson   20Peterborough United FC, Peterborough
Gerry Armstrong   7Tottenham Hotspur FC, London
Chris McGrath   60' 17Manchester United FC, Manchester
60' Terry Cochrane   3Burnley FC, Burnley
Match stats
National teamPlayersAverage capsAverage ageClubsGoalsCautionsExpulsions
England1118.72727.0897100
Northern Ireland1216.00025.5789000
British Championship 1978 post-match standings
Pos.National team1234PlayedWonDrawnLostGoalsPoints
1
England
-:-
1:0
3:1
22 0 04-14
2
Scotland
-:-
1:1
-:-
10 1 01-11
3
Northern Ireland
0:1
1:1
-:-
20 1 11-21
4
Wales
1:3
-:-
-:-
10 0 11-30
Comments
England vs Northern Ireland post-match head-to-head
PlayedWonDrawnLostGoalsPoints/Match
8566136296 - 781.706
England v Northern Ireland match-by-match record
England matches
Previous match:
British Championship 1978
Wales vs England 1-3
Cardiff, Saturday 13 May 1978
Next match:
British Championship 1978
Scotland vs England 0-1
Glasgow, Saturday 20 May 1978
Northern Ireland matches
Previous match:
British Championship 1978
Scotland vs Northern Ireland 1-1
Glasgow, Saturday 13 May 1978
Next match:
British Championship 1978
Wales vs Northern Ireland 1-0
Wrexham, Friday 19 May 1978
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
... Phil Neal (1978) - 1 goal
(correct as of May 16, 1978)
Brief match report
Tue. 16 May 1978
British Empire Exhibition Stadium (Wembley), London
England 1-0 Northern Ireland
Goals: Neal 44

England: Clemence, Neal, Mills, Wilkins, Watson, Hughes (c), Currie, Coppell, Pearson, Woodcock, Greenhoff. Managed by Greenwood.

Northern Ireland: Platt, Hamilton (c), Scott, Chris Nicholl, Jimmy Nicholl, McIlroy, McCreery, O'Neill, Anderson, Armstrong, McGrath (Cochrane 60). Managed by Blanchflower.

Att: 55 000
Ref: Gordon (Scotland)

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