Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Stanley Rous Cup-Part 2 (1986)

The second Edition of the Rous Cup (that had replaced the now defunct Home Championship) took place in 1986.
Both England and Scotland had qualified for the World Cup later that summer in Mexico. As a result, the match also served as part of the preparations.
This was also the first time the match was held at Wembley.
Scotland Manager Jock Stein had died from a heart attack on September 10th, 1985 (during a World Cup qualifier vs. Wales at Cardiff (1-1)) and it was Aberdeen Manager Alex Ferguson who was in charge of the squad until the 1986 World Cup.
French Referee Michel Vautrot took charge of the officiating for the second year in a row.
Scotland’s main absentee was the Liverpool Player-Manager Kenny Dalglish, as well as his clubmate Alan Hansen, who was out of favor with Ferguson.
The Scots were also missing starting goalkeeper Jim Leighton, which allowed former number one Alan Rough an opportunity to start.
The English were missing Captain Bryan Robson, Everton goalscorer Gary Lineker (and future World Cup top goalscorer) as well as John Barnes, Peter Beardsley and Mark Wright. Ray Wilkins captained in the absence of Robson.

Photo From: Scotland, The Team, Author Andrew Ward, 1987
(Graeme Souness and Peter Reid, April 23, 1986, Rous Cup, England 2-Scotland 1)

Photo From: England! England!, The Complete Who's Who of Footballers since 1946, Author Dean P. Hayes
(Charlie Nicholas and Dave Watson, April 23, 1986, Rous Cup, England 2-Scotland 1)

The match was typical of previous encounters, made up of rough and physical play and tackling.
The English took the lead in the 27th minute. Glenn Hoddle, in a rare start, lobbed a soft free kick into the box, Alex McLeisch headed it to the side. Steve Hodge headed it back in the goalmouth and Terry Butcher headed it in to open the scoring.
They doubled the lead just before halftime. Chris Waddle, in the middle gave the ball to Kenny Sansom. He took a powerful shot from far away that Alan Rough could only parry and Hoddle headed in the rebound.
In the second half, Scotland made a tactical switch. Roy Aitken was switched to the right side, Richard Gough was pushed up into the midfield and Nicol was deployed as right back.
For England, Peter Reid entered in place of Ray Wilkins.

Photo From: England, Player by Player, Author Graham Betts
(Glenn Hoddle after scoring, April 23, 1986, Rous Cup, England 2-Scotland 1)

Photo From: England, Player by Player, Author Graham Betts
(England’s Steve Hodge, April 23, 1986, Rous Cup, England 2-Scotland 1)

Scotland were awarded a penalty kick in the 56th minute, when Butcher was adjudged to have fouled Charlie Nicholas in the box. It was somewhat debatable was the foul may have occurred outside of the box. In the process, Nicholas was injured and had to be taken off to be replaced by Pat Nevin.
Graeme Souness scored from the spot to reduce the deficit.
The score remained unchanged and the English defeated Scotland for the first time since 1983.
Stanley Rous passed away on July 18th , 1986. This was the second and last time that this competition took place in his lifetime. There were three remaining Rous Cup Editions (1987, 1988 and 1989) following his death.
This was also the last Edition to feature England and Scotland only. The future Editions would be in a round-robin format featuring a South American guest.

Photo From: Official Match Programme,  England v Scotland, 1988 

Photo From: World Soccer, July 1986
(Glenn Hoddle and Terry Butcher with the trophy, April 23, 1986, Rous Cup, England 2-Scotland 1)

England, The Complete Post-War Record, Author Mike Payne
England, Player by Player, Author: Graham Betts
Scotland, The Team, Author Andrew Ward, 1987
‘The Auld Enemy-England v Scotland: The Comprehensive History of More than a Century of Soccer Rivalry’
Author: Dean Hayes
Published in 1996. 
England! England!, The Complete Who's Who of Footballers since 1946, Author Dean P. Hayes

Date: April 23, 1986
Competition: Stanley Rous Cup 1986
Result: England 2-Scotland 1
Venue: London - Wembley
Attendance: 68,357
Referee: Michel Vautrot (France)
(England): Terry Butcher 27, Glenn Hoddle 43
(Scotland): Graeme Souness 56 pen
1- Peter Leslie Shilton (Southampton Football Club)
2- Gary Michael Stevens
(Everton Football Club-Liverpool)
3- Kenneth Graham Sansom
(Arsenal Football Club-London)
5- David Watson (Norwich City
Football Club)
6- Terence Ian Butcher
(Ipswich Town Football Club)
4- Glenn Hoddle
(Tottenham Hotspur Football  Club-London)
8- Raymond Colin Wilkins
(Associazione Calcio Milan / Italy) (15-Peter Reid (Everton Football Club-Liverpool)  46th)
7- Stephen Brian Hodge (Aston Villa
Football Club-Birmingham)   (12-Gary Andrew Stevens (Tottenham Hotspur Football Club-London) 75th)
11- Christopher Roland Waddle (Tottenham Hotspur
Football Club-London) 
9- Mark Wayne Hateley
(Associazione Calcio Milan / Italy)
10- Trevor John Francis
(Unione Calcio Sampdoria / Italy)

Coach: Robert William Robson
Booked: Dave Watson

Other Substitutes:
Christopher Charles Eric Woods (Norwich City Football Club)
Trevor Mc Gregor Steven (Everton Football Club-Liverpool)
Kerry Michael Dixon (Chelsea Football Club-London)

Team Captain: Ray Wilkins
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Umbro
Uniform Colors: White Shirts, Black Shorts, White Socks

1- Alan Roderick Rough (Hibernian Football Club – Edinburgh)
2- Charles ‘Richard’ Gough (Dundee United Football Club)
3- Maurice Daniel Robert Malpas (Dundee United Football Club)
4- Graeme James Souness (Unione Calcio Sampdoria / Italy)
5-Alexander McLeish (Aberdeen Football Club Limited)
6- William Fergus Miller (Aberdeen Football Club Limited)
7-Stephen Nicol (Liverpool Football Club / England)
8- David Robert Speedie (Chelsea Football Club-London / England)
9- Charles Nicholas (Arsenal Football Club-London / England) (17-Patrick Kevin Francis Michael Nevin (Chelsea Football Club-London / England) 57th)
10- Robert Sime ‘Roy’ Aitken (The Celtic Football Club-Glasgow)
11- Eamonn John Bannon (Dundee United Football Club)

Coach: Alexander Ferguson
Booked: Charles Nicholas

Other Substitutes:
Andrew Lewis Goram (Oldham Athletic Football Club / England)
David Narey (Dundee United Football Club)
Arthur Richard Albiston (Manchester United Football Club / England)
Paul Michael Lyons McStay (The Celtic Football Club-Glasgow)
James Bett (Aberdeen Football Club Limited)

Team Captain: Graeme Souness
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Umbro
Uniform Colors: Navy Blue Shirts, White (with Blue Horizontal stripe) Shorts, Red Socks

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