In a friendly international Soccer match with Yugoslavia at Wembley tonight (Wednesday, 11 October 1972) a new-look England side was held to a 1 - 1 draw before 50-thousand spectators.
SV ZOOM BACK TO GV Yugoslavia (dark shirts, right to left) kick off, play in progress
GV England attack--goalie saves weak shot
GV Midfield play
GV Dzajic tantalises England defence
GV England attack ends with Channon shot on goal turned over bar
GV England attack-Storey fails to connect with cross
GV England attack Royle scores with goalie out of position
SV ZOOM BACK TO GV England start second half - play in progress
GV Yugoslavia attack-Vladic scores
LV Scoreboard I-I
GV Yugoslavia attack--Dzavic hits crossbar and England clear.
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Background: In a friendly international Soccer match with Yugoslavia at Wembley tonight (Wednesday, 11 October 1972) a new-look England side was held to a 1 - 1 draw before 50-thousand spectators.
England had four new caps in the side and only alan Ball and Bobby Moore of the players who won the World Cup in 1966, but they dominated play in the first half and left the field at half-time one goal up.
The scorer was Joe Royle--player of the match in this his second full international. He crashed the ball home via the underside of the bar after taking a flick from Ball. He linked splendidly with Mike Channon and Rodney Marsh and scored for England in the 38th minute.
Four minutes into the second half Yugoslavia's danger man Franjo Vladic headed in the equaliser from a lob by Mavlovic. From then on the England defence looked shaky, and only some fine saves by Peter Shilton, deputising in goal for Gordon Banks who was injure,d kept the visitors out.
Dzavic in particular lived up to his reputation as the best winger in Europe, and before the final whistle he struck the crossbar with a fine shot, while Bajevic hit the side netting with another.
SYNOPSIS: In a friendly international match at London's Wembley Stadium on Wednesday a new-look England team took on the national side of Yugoslavia. Yugoslavia, in dark shirts, kicked off...
A weak England attack was easily blunted by the visitors' goalkeeper, Maric...but for most of the first half England dominated play. There were four new caps in the England squad, and only Bobby Moore and Alan Ball remained of the squad which won the World Cup in 1966...
Dzajic--showed through the game why he is called Europe's best winger...
This England attack ended with a fine shot from Channon...
Another England raid--but Storey failed to connect...
In the thirty-eighth minute England took the lead through Royle--who was playing in only his second full international...
England began the second half with the advantage of being a goal up on Yugoslavia--but it wasn't long before the visitors equalised...
The Yugoslav goal came through danger man Franjo Vladic from a lob by Mavlovic...
From then on the England defence looked shaky, and only some fine saves by Peter Shilton kept the sides on even terms. The final result: England one, Yugoslavia one.