21 November 2010

279: 16 February 1972

278 vs Russia - 279 - 280 vs Scotland
Wednesday, 16th February 1972. KO: 15:00 GMT
European Championship Qualifier
NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) 1 - 1 SPAIN (ESP) (H/T 0-1)

Venue: Boothferry Park, Hull (ENG)
Attendance: 19,925
Referee: J.|K. Taylor (ENG)
Goalscorers: NIR: Morgan (72); ESP: Rojo (40)

NORTHERN IRELAND:
Manager: Terry Neill
Captain: Terry Neill
Pat Jennings; Pat Rice, Sammy Nelson, Allan Hunter, Terry Neill, Dave Clements, Bryan Hamilton (Martin O’Neill 46), Eric McMordie, Sammy Morgan, Sammy McIlroy, George Best

SPAIN:
Manager: Laszlo Kubala (HUN)

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Notes:
  • This match was originally scheduled for Belfast on 10th November 1971. It became the first Northern Ireland fixture to fall victim to "The Troubles", forcing it to be rescheduled and relocated to Hull. Northern Ireland did not play another game in Belfast until March 1975 as all "home" matches were played in England or Scotland.
  • Northern Ireland player/manager Terry Neill was also manager of Hull City at the time of this match.
  • The match kick-off had been scheduled for 7:30pm but had to be brought forward to 3:00pm due to an electrical power crisis caused by the miners' strike.
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