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England's Home Loss to Scotland in 1889

Season 1876-77
  

International Selection Committee (The F.A.)

Friendlies
6 3 March 1877 - England 1 Scotland 3 [0-1]
Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington
(2,000 to 3,000)
Lyttelton
Ferguson (2), Richmond
1

Season 1880-81
12 26 February 1881 - England 0 Wales 1 [0-0]
East Lancashire Cricket Club, Blackburn
(3,000 to 4,000)
Vaughan 2
13 12 March 1881 - England 1 Scotland 6 [0-1]
Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington
(4,000 to 5,000)
Bambridge
Smith (2), Hill, Ker (2), Field OG
3

Season 1882-83
19 10 March 1883 - England 2 Scotland 3 [2-2]
Bramall Lane, Sheffield (7,000 to 10,000)
Mitchell, Cobbold
Smith (3)
4

Season 1886-87
British Championship  
31 19 March 1887 - England 2 Scotland 3 [1-1]
Leamington Street, Blackburn
(12,000)
Lindley, Dewhurst
McCall, Kier, Allan
5

Season 1888-89
37 13 April 1889 - England 2 Scotland 3 [2-0]
Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington
(10,000)
probably Brodie, unknown (Bassett, Goodall or Weir)
Munro, H.Allen OG, McLaren
6

Season 1896-97
61 3 April 1897 - England 1 Scotland 2 [1-1]
Sports Arena, Croydon
(33,715)
Bloomer
Hyslop, Millar
7

Season 1902-03
79 4 April 1903 - England 1 Scotland 2 [1-0]
Bramall Lane, Sheffield (31,789)
Woodward
Speedie, Walker
8

Season 1913-14
117 14 February 1914 - England 0 Ireland 3 [0-2]
Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough (25,000)
Lacey (2), Gillespie 9

Season 1919-20
121 15 March 1920 - England 1 Wales 2 [1-2]
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury
(21,180)
Buchan
S.Davies (pen), Richards
10

Season 1921-22
129 8 April 1922 - England 0 Scotland 1 [0-0]
Villa Park, Birmingham
(33,646)
Wilson 11

Season 1923-24
139 3 March 1924 - England 1 Wales 2 [0-0]
Ewood Park, Blackburn (30,000)
W.Roberts
W.Davies, Vizard
12

Season 1925-26
148 1 March 1926 - England 1 Wales 3 [0-1]
Selhurst Park, South Norwood
(23,000)
Walker
Fowler (2), W.Davies
13
149 17 April 1926 - England 0 Scotland 1 [0-1]
Old Trafford, Manchester (49,429)
Jackson 14

Season 1927-28
158 28 November 1927 - England 1 Wales 2 [0-2]
Turf Moor, Burnley (32,089)
Keener OG
Hill OG, Lewis
15
159 31 March 1928 - England 1 Scotland 5 [0-2]
Empire Stadium, Wembley
(80,868)
Kelly
Jackson (3), James (2)
16

Season 1933-34
189 15 November 1933 - England 1 Wales 2 [0-1]
St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
(15,000)
Brook
Mills, Astley
17

Season 1935-36
201 5 February 1936 - England 1 Wales 2 [1-0]
Molineux, Wolverhampton
(27,519)
Bowden
Astley, Jones
18

Season 1937-38
215 9 April 1938 - England 0 Scotland 1 [0-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley
(93,267)
Walker 19


Season 1948-49

x

Walter Winterbottom

British Championship
245 9 April 1949 - England 1 Scotland 3 [0-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley (98,188)
Milburn
Mason, Steel, Reilly
20

Season 1949-50
Friendly  
249 21 September 1949 -
England 0 Republic of Ireland
2 [0-1]
Goodison Park, Liverpool
(52,000)
Martin (pen), Farrell 21

Season 1950-51
British Championship  
262 14 April 1951 - England 2 Scotland 3 [1-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley
(98,750)
Hassall, Finney
Johnstone, Reilly, Liddell
22

Season 1953-54
Friendly  
284 25 November 1953 - England 3 Hungary 6 [2-4]
Empire Stadium, Wembley
(100,000)
Sewell, Mortensen, Ramsey (pen)
Hidegkuti (3), Puskás (2), Bozsik
23

Season 1957-58
British Championship  
316 6 November 1957 - England 2 Northern Ireland 3 [0-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley (42,000)
A'Court, Edwards
McIllroy (pen), McCrory, Simpson
24

Season 1959-60
Friendly  
336 28 October 1959 - England 2 Sweden 3 [1-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley (72,000)
Connelly, R.Charlton
Simonsson (2), Salomonsson
25

Season 1962-63

x

Alf Ramsey & ISC
British Championship
367 6 April 1963 - England 1 Scotland 2 [0-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley (98,606/100,000)
Douglas
Baxter (2 (1 pen))
26

Season 1965-66

x

Alf Ramsey
Friendly
393 20 October 1965 - England 2 Austria 3 [1-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley (65,000)
R.Charlton, Connelly
Flögel, Fritsch (2)
27

Season 1966-67

x

Sir Alf Ramsey
British Championship and European Nations Cup Preliminary
413 15 April 1967 - England 2 Scotland 3 [0-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley (98,283/99,063)
J.Charlton, Hurst
Law, Lennox, McCalliog
28

Season 1971-72
European Championship Preliminaries  
459 29 April 1972 - England 1 West Germany 3 [0-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley (96,800/100,000)
Lee
Hoeneß, Netzer (pen), Müller
29
British Championships
462 23 May 1972 - England 0 Northern Ireland 1 [0-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley (64,000)
Neill 30

Season 1973-74
Friendly
477 14 November 1973 - England 0 Italy 1 [0-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley (88,000)
Capello 31

Season 1976-77

x

Don Revie

Friendly
507 9 February 1977 - England 0 Netherlands 2 [0-2]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (90,260)
Peters (2) 32
British Championships
510 31 May 1977 - England 0 Wales 1 [0-1]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (48,000)
L.James (pen) 33
511 4 June 1977 - England 1 Scotland 2 [0-1]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (98,103)
Channon (pen)
McQueen, Dalglish
34

Season 1980-81

x

Ron Greenwood

Friendly
550 25 March 1981 - England 1 Spain 2 [1-2]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (71,840)
Hoddle
Satrústegui, Zamora
35
552 12 May 1981 - England 0 Brazil 1 [0-1]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (75,000)
Zico 36
British Championships
554 23 May 1981 - England 0 Scotland 1 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (90,000)
Robertson (pen) 37

Season 1982-83

x

Bobby Robson

Friendly
571 13 October 1982 - England 1 West Germany 2 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (68,000)
Woodcock
Rummenigge (2)
38

Season 1983-84
European Championship Preliminaries  
582 21 September 1983 - England 0 Denmark 1 [0-1]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (79,323 to 82,050)
Simonsen (pen) 39
Friendlies
589 2 June 1984 - England 0 USSR 2 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (38,125)
Gotsmanov, Protasov 40

Season 1989-90
656 22 May 1990 - England 1 Uruguay 2 [0-1]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (38,751)
J.Barnes
Ostolaza, J.Perdomo
41

Season 1991-92

x

Graham Taylor

Friendly
677 11 September 1991 - England 0 Germany 1 [0-1]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (59,493)
Riedle 42

Season 1994-95

x

Terry Venables

Umbro Cup
713 11 June 1995 - England 1 Brazil 3 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (67,318)
Le Saux
Juninho, Ronaldo, Edmundo
43

Season 1996-97

x

Glenn Hoddle

World Cup Preliminary
730 12 February 1997 - England 0 Italy 1 [0-1]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (75,055)
Zola 44

Season 1997-98
Friendlies
741 11 February 1998 - England 0 Chile 2 [0-1]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (65,228)
Salas (2 (1 pen)) 45

Season 1998-99
 

Howard Wilkinson

755 10 February 1999 - England 0 France 2 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (74,111)
Anelka (2) 46

Season 1999-2000

x

Kevin Keegan

European Championship Preliminary - Play-offs
764 17 November 1999 - England 0 Scotland 1 [0-1]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (75,848)
Hutchison 47

Season 2000-01
World Cup Preliminary
773 7 October 2000 - England 0 Germany 1 [0-1]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (76,377)
Hamann 48

Season 2001-02

x

Sven-Göran Eriksson

Friendlies
781 15 August 2001 - England 0 Netherlands 2 [0-2]
White Hart Lane, Tottenham
(35,238)
van Bommel, van Nistelrooij 49
787 27 March 2002 - England 1 Italy 2 [0-0]
Elland Road, Leeds
(36,635)
Fowler
Montella (2 (1 pen))
50

Season 2002-03
799 12 February 2003 - England 1 Australia 3 [0-2]
Boleyn Ground, Upton Park (34,590)
Jeffers
Popović, Kewell, Emerton
51

Season 2003-04
809 16 November 2003 - England 2 Denmark 3 [2-2]
Old Trafford, Manchester (64,159)
Rooney, J.Cole
Jørgensen (2 (1 pen), Tomasson
52

Season 2006-07

x

Steve McClaren

849 7 February 2007 - England 0 Spain 1 [0-0]
Old Trafford, Manchester (58,207)
Iniesta 53

Season 2007-08
854 22 August 2007 - England 1 Germany 2 [1-2]
The National Stadium, Wembley (86,133)
Lampard
Kurányi, Pander
54

European Championship Preliminary

 
860 21 November 2007 - England 2 Croatia 3 [0-2]
The National Stadium, Wembley (88,091)
Lampard (pen), Crouch
Kranjčar, Olić, Petrić
55

Season 2010-11

x

Fabio Capello

Friendlies
893 17 November 2010 - England 1 France 2 [0-1]
The National Stadium, Wembley (85,495)
Crouch
Benzema, Valbuena
56

Season 2011-12

x

Stuart Pearce

903 29 February 2012 - England 2 Netherlands 3 [0-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley
(76,283)
Cahill, Young
Robben (2), Huntelaar
57

Season 2013-14

x

Roy Hodgson

926 15 November 2013 - England 0 Chile 2 [0-1]
The National Stadium, Wembley (62,953)
Sánchez (2) 58
927 19 November 2013 - England 0 Germany 1 [0-1]
The National Stadium, Wembley (85,934)
Mertesacker 59
952 29 March 2016 - England 1 Netherlands 2 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley
(82,831)
Vardy
Janssen (pen), Narsingh
60

Season 2018-19

x

Gareth Southgate

Nations League
986 8 September 2018 - England 1 Spain 2 [1-2]
The National Stadium, Wembley
(81,392)
Rashford
Saúl, Rodrigo
61

Season 2020-21
1006 14 October 2020 - England 0 Denmark 1 [0-1 ]
The National Stadium, Wembley (bcd)
Eriksen (pen) 62

Notes

England's most celebrated home loss is the shattering 6-3 defeat by Hungary at Wembley Stadium in 1953.  But by then England already had suffered 22 home losses, thirteen to Scotland, seven to Wales, one to united Ireland and one to the Republic of Ireland.  Hungary were not even the first side to beat England at Wembley; Scotland already had done that four times.  Nor were they the first side from outside the United Kingdom to beat England at home; the Republic of Ireland did that in 1949. They were, however, the first foreign side to beat England at Wembley, no mean feat.

England have now lost 62 times in 444 home matches, just over a 1 in 7 ratio (7.1613).  The list of opponents who have accomplished the feat remains fairly exclusive, nineteen teams if predecessor and successor nations are lumped together (Ireland and Northern Ireland, West Germany and Germany).  Denmark are the latest team to join the list, on 14 October 2020, when they became the first team in over two years to defeat England at home.

England have played at home against sixty teams, again counting predecessor and successor nations as one (Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic and Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro as well as the Irish and German teams already mentioned).  However, two of those teams, the Rest of Europe and the Rest of the World, were not national selections, but representative sides consisting of players drawn from several nations, and so England have played at home against 58 national sides.  They thus remain unbeaten at home by 37 of the 58 national sides they have played on English soil, approximately two-thirds of the teams they have met at home.

England have lost only seven preliminary matches on home soil in major tournament play, five European Championship matches and two World Cup matches.  In European Championship play, Scotland accomplished that feat twice--once in a qualification group match and once in an intergroup playoff match--and West Germany, Denmark and Croatia did it once each.  In World Cup qualification play, Italy and Germany each beat England once on English soil. The new Nations League was introduced in September 2018, and with it, England's first home defeat in that competition, at the hands of Spain, the second followed two years later. Denmark once again.

England have hosted one World Cup final tournament, in 1966, and one European Championship final tournament, in 1996, and they have yet to be beaten on home soil in major final tournament play.  They won World Cup 1966, going undefeated in six matches.  While they failed to advance from the semi-finals at European Championship 1996, they went out of the tournament only on penalty kicks after drawing 1-1 with Germany after extra time. 

Home Losses by Opponents
Team HP HW HD HL First HL Last HL
Scotland 57 28 11 18

3 March 1877

17 November 1999
Wales 50 33 9 8 26 February 1881 31 May 1977

West Germany

6 4 0 2 29 April 1972 13 October 1982

Germany

7 1 2 4 11 September 1991 19 November 2013
West Germany/Germany 13 5 2 6 29 April 1972 19 November 2013
Netherlands 11 3 4 4 9 February 1977 29 March 2016
Spain 12 7 2 3 25 March 1981 8 September 2018
Italy 9 3 3 3 14 November 1973 27 March 2002
Denmark 9 6 0 3 21 September 1983 14 October 2020

Ireland

30 26 3 1 14 February 1914 14 February 1914

Northern Ireland

19 14 3 2 6 November 1957 23 May 1972
Ireland/Northern Ireland 49 40 6 3 14 February 1914 23 May 1972
Chile 3 0 1 2 11 February 1998 15 November 2013
France 11 7 2 2 10 February 1999 17 November 2010
Brazil 12 3 7 2 12 May 1981 11 June 1995
Australia 2 1 0 1 12 February 2003 12 February 2003
Croatia 5 3 1 1 21 November 2007 21 November 2007
Uruguay 5 2 2 1 22 May 1990 22 May 1990
USSR 4 2 1 1 2 June 1984 2 June 1984
Austria 6 4 1 1 20 October 1965 20 October 1965
Republic of Ireland 7 3 3 1 21 September 1949 21 September 1949
Sweden 8 3 4 1 28 October 1959 28 October 1959
Hungary 10 9 0 1 25 November 1953 25 November 1953
Team HP HW HD HL First HL Last HL
All Home Matches 447 288 97 62 3 March 1877 14 October 2020

 

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