N Ireland 1 Spain 1

George Best

North­ern Ire­land 1 Spain 1, Booth­ferry Park, UEFA Euro­pean Cham­pi­on­ship Quali­fier, Feb­ruary 16, 1972. North­ern Ire­land res­cued a one-all draw ag­ainst Spain in Hull.

Man­chester Uni­ted mid­fielder Sam­my Mc­Ilroy made his de­but for Norhern Ire­land in the one-all draw ag­ainst Spain at Booth­ferry Park. The Span­iards went ahead af­ter forty min­utes of play when Joa­quin “Quino” Si­erra Vallejo passed to Fran­cisco Aguilar who­se cross fou­nd Jose Fran­cisco Rojo who head­ed the ball bey­ond the reach of North­ern Ire­land and Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur cus­todi­an Pat Jen­nings and in­to the net. Then, wi­th eight­een min­utes left of nor­mal time, Shef­field Wednesday´s Dave Cle­m­ents sent a free-kick to Man­chester Uni­ted ace Ge­orge Best, who in turn passed  the ball to Port Vale stri­ker Sam­my Mor­gan who­se ef­fort be­at the away goal­keeper to make the fi­nal score one-all. North­ern Ire­land Te­am: Pat Jen­nings, Pat Rice, Sam­my Nel­son, Al­lan Hun­ter, Terry Neill, Eric Mc­M­ordie, Dave Cle­m­ents, Sam­my Mc­Ilroy, Sam­my Mor­gan, Bry­an Ham­ilton, Ge­orge Best. Sub­sti­tute: Mar­tin O’Neill. Spain Te­am: Iríbar, Benito, Tonono, Sol, Cos­t­as, Gal­lego, Lora, Aguilar, Jose Fran­cisco Rojo, Quini, Joaquín Si­erra Vallejo. Sub­stitutes: Migueli, Manolete.


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