• Short Summary

    The ninety-two thousand soccer fans who packed into London's Wembley Stadium on Wednesday night (13 October), saw a disappointing England team struggle to a 2-1 victory over Finland in their World Cup Group Two qualifying match.

  • Description

    The ninety-two thousand soccer fans who packed into London's Wembley Stadium on Wednesday night (13 October), saw a disappointing England team struggle to a 2-1 victory over Finland in their World Cup Group Two qualifying match.

    SYNOPSIS: At the start of the match the England supporters must have had high hopes for their team. It was only five minutes after Finland had kicked off that England scored the first goal. It began with their third early corner from the leftwing. Trevor Brooking's kick was headed on by Joe Royle, and it was almost over the line when a defender half-blocked it and Dennis Tueart forced it into the net.

    The Finns had started the game very much the underdogs, but despite fierce pressure from England, they managed to hold out and came close to being awarded a penalty when Nieminen was fouled by goal-keeper Clemence. But the first half ended with England one, Finland nil.

    England started the second half with their fans wondering whether Manager Don Revie was not being optimistic when he said the team was the most attacking side he had ever fielded. Within five minutes, Nieminen had scored the equaliser for Finland.

    But England pulled themselves together promptly, and within four minutes they regained the lead with a goal made by Channon and scored by Royle.

    The English fans will probably want to forget the rest of the match. Both sides called on their two permitted substitutes, but the English performance began to look desperate towards the end, while the Finns were coming quickly out of defence to make Clemence work hard to save England's 2-1 lead.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4J7A3G7QT8AY7BMF98HOK2DGT
    Media URN:
    VLVA4J7A3G7QT8AY7BMF98HOK2DGT
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/10/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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