On this day in 1983, Peter Withe scored his first goal for England in a 2-0 win over Hungary, netting in the 70th minute of the Euro ’84 qualifiers after Trevor Francis opened the scoring on the half hour mark.
The Aston Villa striker was making his seventh appearance for the Three Lions, starting up front alongside Luther Blissett while playing in front of more than 50,000 people at Old Wembley in London.
And after firing blanks in his first six caps, Withe finally found the back of the net in an England shirt. Age went against the centre-forward when it came to his international career, however, as he was approaching his mid-thirties at the time.
Withe would go on to feature only four more times for England and wouldn’t add to his goal tally. Although he helped the Three Lions beat Hungary in the European qualifiers, England failed to make the finals.
The striker only made his international debut in 1981 and his last appearance came in 1984, so it was a short-lived England career despite boasting a decorated career at club level.