Match No. 685 - Wednesday, 3rd June 1992, 7:00pm

  • "...down went Litmanen, a trfile gratefully, and Hjelm sent Woods the wrong way with the penalty". Ari Hjelm, 27' (pen)
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    • 1
    • Olli HuttunenOlavi Huttunen.
      Born 4th Aug 1960, Kajaani.
    • 2
    • Jari RinneJari Rinne.
      Born 4th May 1964, Lahti.
    • 79'
    • 3
    • Petri JärvinenPetri Järvinen.
      Born 9th May 1965, Helsinki.
    • 4
    • Erkka PetäjäErkka Petäjä.
      Born 13th Feb 1964, Turku.
      (c)
    • 5
    • Erik HolmgrenErik Holmgren.
      Born 17th Dec 1964, Porvoo.
    • HT
    • 6
    • Jari KinnunenJari Kinnunen.
      Born 12th Sep 1966, Aanekoski.
    • 7
    • Jari LitmanenJari Olavi Litmanen.
      Born 20th Feb 1971, Lahti.
    • 89'
    • 8
    • Marko MyyryMarko Olavi Myyry.
      Born 15th Nov 1967, Kerava.
    • 9
    • Ari HjelmAri-Juhani Hjelm.
      Born 24th Feb 1962, Tampere.
    • 10
    • Kimmo TarkkioKimmo Juhani Tarkkio.
      Born 15th Jan 1966, Helsinki.
    • 67'
    • 11
    • Jyrki HuhtamäkiJyrki Tapio Huhtamäki.
      Born 27th Aug 1967, Vaasa.
    • Ari HeikkinenAri Heikkinen.
      Born 8th Apr 1964, Vuolijoki.
    • HT
    • Ari TegelbergAri Tegelberg.
      Born 21st Apr 1963, Kajaani.
    • 67'
    • Jari VanhalaJari Aarne Tyko Vanhala.
      Born 29th Aug 1965, Helsinki.
    • 79'
    • Jouko VuorelaJouko Antero Vuorela.
      Born 26th Jul 1963, Helsinki.
    • 89'
  • Assist: Trevor Steven. "An equaliser duly followed in the stoppage time allowed for Barnes's treatment. Webb won the ball...and it rolled to Steven who found Platt in space...Platt calmly drew Huttunen off his line before slipping the ball past him." David Platt9th of 27 goals, 45'
  • Assist: Mark Wright. "England maintained their momentum and took the lead two minutes past the hour. Palmer's throw from the right was headed on towards the far post by Wright and as the ball dropped Platt struck it first-time..." David Platt10th of 27 goals, 62'
    • 1
    • Chris WoodsSheffield Wed, 31st of 43 caps
      32 years, 6 months, 19 days
    • 2
    • Gary StevensRangers, 46th of 46 caps
      29 years, 2 months, 7 days
    • HT
    • 3
    • Stuart PearceNotts Forest, 47th of 78 caps
      30 years, 1 month, 9 days
    • 4
    • Martin KeownEverton, 6th of 43 caps
      25 years, 10 months, 10 days
    • 5
    • Des WalkerNotts Forest, 44th of 59 caps
      26 years, 6 months, 7 days
    • 6
    • Mark WrightLiverpool, 42nd of 45 caps
      28 years, 10 months, 2 days
    • 7
    • David PlattJuventus, 29th of 62 caps
      25 years, 11 month, 23 days
    • 8
    • Trevor StevenMarseille, 34th of 36 caps
      28 years, 8 months, 12 days
    • 82'
    • 9
    • Neil WebbMan Utd, 24th of 26 caps
      28 years, 10 months, 4 days
    • 10
    • Gary LinekerSpurs, 77th of 80 caps
      31 years, 6 months, 3 days
      (c)15th captaincy
    • 11
    • John BarnesLiverpool, 67th of 79 caps
      28 years, 6 months, 26 days
    • 16'
    • 16
    • Paul MersonArsenal, 5th of 21 caps
      24 years, 2 months, 14 days
    • 16'
    • 14
    • Carlton PalmerSheffield Wed, 4th of 18 caps
      26 years, 5 months, 29 days
    • HT
    • Tony DaleyAston Villa, 5th of 7 caps
      24 years, 7 months, 16 days
    • 82'

Notes

  • England InjuriesJohn Barnes ruptures his Achilles tendon in the 11th minute "...[he] limped around for a further five minutes before giving way to Merson". Gary Stevens was replaced after half time for an ankle problem. Their injuries would rule both of them out of the upcoming European Championships.
  • England SquadGraham Taylor had annouced his England squad on 19th May 1992, which initially included Lee Dixon at (2) and John Barnes (11), Dixon had to withdraw from the squad on 25th May and Gary Stevens was picked to replace him. However, after this match Stevens was replaced by Keith Curle and Barnes by Sinton (see above).
  • Player MilestoneGary Stevens' Last Cap
  • Goal MilestoneDavid Platt's 10th Goal

Sources

  • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)
  • YouTube
  • The Guardian "Injured Barnes ruled out for Sweden", Thursday, 4th June 1992, page 16.

Managers

Referee

  • Sweden Bo Karlsson

Attendance

  • 16,101

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • No change in rank, gaining 3 ranking points to 2004 points England - 2nd
  • Finland - 58th