7 November 2010

521: 7 September 2005

2006 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
7 September 2005 - 19:45 BST
NORTHERN IRELAND 1 - 0 ENGLAND (H/T 0-0)

Venue: Windsor Park, Belfast
Referee: Massimo Busacca (SUI)
Assistant referees: Matthias Arnet (SUI), Stephane Cuhnat (SUI)
Fourth official: Carlo Bertolini (SUI)
Scorer: NIR Healy (74)

NORTHERN IRELAND: 4-4-2 (green shirts, white shorts, green socks)
Manager: Lawrie Sanchez
Captain: Aaron Hughes
Maik Taylor; Chris Baird, Tony Capaldi, Aaron Hughes, Stephen Craigan, Steven Davis, Keith Gillespie, Damien Johnson, David Healy (Ivan Sproule), James Quinn (Warren Feeney), Stuart Elliott (Michael Duff)

ENGLAND: 4-5-1 (white shirts, navy shorts, white socks)
Manager: Sven-Goran Eriksson
Captain: David Beckham

Match Programme/Teamsheet:
Match Report:
BBC
Match Highlights:

Notes:
  • As a mark of respect for Colin Murdock's father Desmond, who died on the eve of this match, the Northern Ireland players wore black armbands and a minutes silence was observed.
  • This was Northern Ireland's first win over England since 1972 and first home win since 1927.
Credits/Sources:
Roy Cathcart

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