England 4 N Ireland 0

Stuart PearsonEng­land 4 North­ern Ire­land 0, Wemb­ley Sta­dium, Brit­ish Ho­me Cham­pi­on­ship, May 11, 1976. Don Revie´s Eng­land te­am over­came North­ern Ire­land by 4-0 at ho­me cour­tesy of a double by Mick Chan­non and a goal each from Ger­ry Fran­cis and Stu­art Pearson. 

Man­chester Uni­ted ace Stu­art Pear­son re­gistered his fir­st goal for Eng­land as The Three Li­ons de­feated North­ern Ire­land by four goals to nil at Wemb­ley. Eng­land gave them­selves the lead five min­utes pa­st the ha­lf-hour ma­rk when a flick-on from South­ampton stri­ker Mick Chan­non fou­nd Queens Park Ran­gers mid­fielder Ger­ry Fran­cis who roun­ded North­ern Ire­land goal­keeper Pat Jen­nings and put the ball in­to the net. The pro­vider then turned goal scor­er as he be­at Jen­nings from the pen­alty spot in the 36th min­ute of the mat­ch af­ter hav­ing be­en bro­ught down by New­castle United´s Tom­my Cas­sidy in­side the area. In the sec­ond ha­lf, the hosts stret­ched their ad­vant­age fur­ther in the 63rd min­ute thro­ugh a clo­se ran­ge ef­fort by Pear­son af­ter Jen­nings had failed to hold a Ray Ken­nedy shot, whi­le the fi­nal goal of the ga­me came twelve min­utes la­ter when Chan­non struck a loose ball from just out­side the six-yard box and in­to the left-hand si­de of the net. Eng­land Te­am: Ray Clem­ence, Mick Mills, Co­lin Todd, Bri­an Green­hoff, Phil Thomp­son, Ger­ry Fran­cis, Pe­ter Tay­lor, Ray Ken­nedy, Stu­art Pear­son, Mick Chan­non, Kev­in Kee­gan. Sub­stitutes: To­ny Tow­ers, Joe Royle. North­ern Ire­land Te­am: Pat Jen­nings, Pat Rice, Sam­my Nel­son, Al­lan Hun­ter, Chris Nich­oll, Da­vid Mc­Creery, Tom­my Cas­sidy, Sam­my Mc­Ilroy, Derek Spence, Bry­an Ham­ilton, Dave Cle­m­ents. Sub­sti­tute: Pe­ter Scott.


Stuart Pearson Quickfacts

Stu­art Pear­son notched up five goals in fif­teen seni­or ap­pear­ances for Eng­land dur­ing an in­ter­na­tion­al ca­reer span­ning a little over two years. He sco­red his last goal for his coun­try in a 2-1 friendly de­feat ag­ainst West Ger­many at the Olympic Sta­dium in Mu­nich on the 22nd of Feb­ruary 1978. 


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