England 2 Yugoslavia 1
England 2 Yugoslavia 1, Wembley Stadium, International Friendly Match, December 13, 1989. Manchester United midfielder Bryan Robson hit a brace as England edged out Yugoslavia by two goals to one in front of a crowd of only 35,000 spectators at Wembley.
The Three Lions went into an early lead thanks to skipper Bryan Robson who headed a curling free-kick from the right past Yugoslavia goalkeeper Tomislav Ivkovic and into the back of the net net with barely a minute gone of the friendly encounter. The Yugoslavians hit back sixteen minutes later in the game when Haris Skoro sent a long-distance effort past the outstretched right arm of England custodian Peter Shilton and into the bottom left-hand corner of the net, but Bobby Robson´s boys ultimately had their winner in the 69th minute of the match as Steve Bull cleverly flicked a low cross by Paul Parker into the path of the on-rushing Robson whose powerful shot from inside the eighteen-yard area left Ivkovic with no chance to stop it whatsoever. England Team: Peter Shilton, Paul Parker, Stuart Pearce, Michael Thomas, Des Walker, Terry Butcher, Bryan Robson, David Rocastle, Steve Bull, Gary Lineker, Chris Waddle. Substitutes: Tony Dorigo, Steve Hodge, Steve McMahon, David Platt, Dave Beasant. Yugoslavia Team: Tomislav Ivkovic, Faruk Hadzibegic , Predrag Spasic, Vujadin Stanojkovic, Zoran Vulic, Dragoljub Brnovic, Dragan Stojkovic, Safet Susic, Radmilo Mihajlovic, Toni Savevski, Haris Skoro. Substitutes: Andrej Panadic, Gordan Petric, Robert Prosinecki.
England beat Yugsolavia 2-0 in an international friendly tie at Wembley on the fourth of May 1966. Tottenham Hotspur forward Jimmy Greaves put The Three Lions ahead in the ninth minute before Manchester United´s Bobby Charlton hit a second goal with eleven minutes left of the first half.