16 May 2011

314: 11 June 1977

Saturday, 11th June 1977
1978 World Cup Qualification Group Four
ICELAND (ICE) 1 - 0 NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) (H/T 1-0)

Venue: Lancardalsvöllur Stadium, Reykjavik
Attendance: 10,269
Referee: R. Gloeckner (GDR)
Goalscorer: ICE: Albertsson (36)

NORTHERN IRELAND:
Manager: Danny Blanchflower (Game 7. Won 0, Drew 2, Lost 5)
Captain: Allan Hunter
Players
Club
Gls
Sub
Cap
1
Tottenham Hotspur
68
2
Arsenal
38
3
Arsenal
28
4
Manchester United
8
5
Ipswich Town
43
6
Everton
38
7
Manchester United
12
8
Manchester United
23
9
Manchester United
37>
35
10
Manchester United
10
11
Swindon Town
65>
15
Substitutes:
9s
Blackpool
>37
15
11s
Tottenham Hotspur
>65
4

ICELAND:
Manager: Tony Knapp (ENG)
Captain: J. Edvaldsson
Dagsson; O. Sigurvinson, Gudlaugsson, Torfason, Geirsson, J. Edvaldsson, Albertsson, Thorbjoirnsson [sub: A. Edvaldsson 65 mins], Thordarson, A. Sigurvinsson, Leifsson.

Match Programme:
Notes:
  • Sammy McIlroy was booked for dissent after questioning the distance between him and the Icelandic wall at a freekick.
  • This was referee R. Gloeckner's final match before retiring from the FIFA list on age limit.
  • This win brought Iceland their only points of this World Cup qualifying campaign.
Credits/Sources:
Northern Ireland Soccer Yearbook 1977-78 (ed. Malcolm Brodie)

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