England 3 N Ireland 1

Bobby Charlton

Eng­land 3 North­ern Ire­land 1, Wemb­ley Sta­dium, Brit­ish Ho­me Cham­pi­on­ship, April 21, 1970. Man­chester United´s Bob­by Charl­ton cel­eb­rated his 100th in­ter­na­tion­al ap­pear­ance for Eng­land by scor­ing the fi­nal goal in his country´s 3-1 win over North­ern Ireland. 

Eng­land raced in­to the lead when Mar­tin Peters, who had joi­ned Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur from West Ham Uni­ted for a re­cord break­ing trans­fer fee of £200,000 the pre­vi­ous month, head­ed ho­me a well-taken cor­ner-kick by Bob­by Charl­ton in the sixth min­ute of the mat­ch. Ge­orge Best equal­ised for North­ern Ire­land five min­utes in­to the sec­ond pe­riod, but Ge­off Hurst re­stored the ad­vant­age for The Three Li­ons wi­th a de­flec­ted head­er from a Keith New­ton cross three min­utes be­fore the hour ma­rk, and wi­th nine min­utes left of the ga­me Charl­ton ad­ded a third goal for the hosts to se­cure a fully de­served 3-1 vic­tory ag­ainst the Ir­ish. Eng­land Te­am: Gor­don Banks, Keith New­ton, Em­lyn Hug­hes, Bob­by Moore, Alan Mul­lery, Nob­by Sti­les, Ral­ph Coat­es, Mar­tin Peters, Bob­by Charl­ton, Ge­off Hurst, Bri­an Kidd. Sub­sti­tute: Co­lin Bell.  North­ern Ire­land Te­am: Pat Jen­nings, Da­vid Craig, Terry Neill, Liam O’Kane, Da­vid Cle­m­ents, Ber­tie Lut­ton, Eric Mc­M­ordie, Jim­my Nich­olson, Derek Dou­gan, Ge­orge Best, An­thony O’­Do­herty. Sub­stitutes: Sam­my Nel­son, John Cowan.


England Quickfacts

Eng­land de­feated North­ern Ire­land 2-0 in an Euro­pean Cham­pi­on­ship Qual­i­fy­ing fix­ture at Wind­sor Park on the 22nd of Oct­ober 1966 thanks to goals from Ro­ger Hunt and Mar­tin Peters. 


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