Tartan Rampage!

How could we focus on the upcoming England v Scotland game without remembering the incredible Tartan Army invasion of Wembley and those infamous images of broken goalposts..?  Estimates are that 70,000 of the 98,000 fans were from North of the Border and looking at this photo you can almost smell the whiskey…


England 1 – 2 Scotland

EngSco1977For the travelling Scots it was joy unconfined just before halftime as the thunderous, hairy head of Gordon McQueen rose above all others in the box and powered the ball in for 0-1. Fifteen minutes into the second half, Kenny Dalglish sealed the deal with a goal of sheer willpower. After making a run & seeing his shot blocked, Dalglish forced the ball in for a 0-2 lead. England would score a late penalty in a formality before the real bedlam broke out. In truth it was celebration rather than hooliganism but some of the media went on to report it unfavourably.

The jubilation felt by the 70,000 in the Tartan Army was just too hard to contain, especially considering the last trip to Wembley was a 5-1 win for the ‘Auld Enemy’ two years earlier.

4th June 1977 Wembley Stadium

Attendance    98,103


Gordon McQueen      43     

Kenny Dalglish          59

Mick Channon (pen)  87     


Starting lineups:


Ray Clemence

Dave Watson

Mick Mills

Phil Neal

Brian Greenhoff

Emlyn Hughes (captain)

Ray Kennedy

Brian Talbot

Trevor Francis

Stuart Pearson

Mick Channon

 Manager: Don Revie


Alan Rough

Tom Forsyth

Danny McGrain

Gordon McQueen

Willie Donachie

Don Masson

Willie Johnston

Asa Hartford

Bruce Rioch (captain)

Kenny Dalglish

Joe Jordan

Manager: Ally MacLeod


Trevor Cherry for Brian Greenhoff   
Dennis Tueart for Ray Kennedy      
Lou Macari for Joe Jordan    
Archie Gemmill for Don Masson

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