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Match No. 226 vs. Romania Match No. 228 vs. Republic of Ireland Match Results


England National Football Team Match No. 227

Northern Ireland 2 England 7 [0-3]

Saturday, 28 September 1946

Match Summary and Report

Match Summary and Report Team Records Northern Ireland Pre-Match England Pre-Match


Windsor Park, Belfast, 28 September 1946 -
The lineup that faced Northern Ireland.
Back row - Laurie Scott, Neil Franklin, Frank Swift, Billy Wright, Henry Cockburn. 
Front row - Tom Finney, Raich Carter, George Hardwick, Wilf Mannion, Tommy Lawton, Bobby Langton.

 

Match Summary

Status: British Championship 1946-47 match.
Venue: Windsor Park, Belfast; capacity 58,000.
Attendance: 58,000.
Goals: England  - Raich Carter, 1 min.
England - Wilf Mannion, 7 mins.
England - Wilf Mannion, __ mins.
England - Tom Finney, 60 mins.
England - Wilf Mannion, 61 mins.
Northern Ireland - Norman Lockhart, __ mins.
England - Tommy Lawton, __ mins.
England - Bobby Langton, __ mins.
Northern Ireland - Norman Lockhart, __ mins.
Cautions: None.
Expulsions: None.
Officials: Referee - Willie Webb, Scotland.
Linesmen -
Conditions: Afternoon kickoff, delayed; pitch and weather conditions unknown.
Miscellany: -
Notes: -
Statistics:

Not known.

Northern Ireland Team

Ranking:

No official ranking system established; 34th in Elo world ranking both before and after this match.

Colours: -
Coach: Not known; there may not have been a manager or head coach.
Captain: Not known.

Northern Ireland Lineup

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Career
1-Russell, A. - - G

Linfield FC

1 7GA 1946
2-Gorman, William C. - - RB

Brentford FC, England

1 0 1946-48
3-Aherne, Thomas - - LB

Belfast Celtic FC

1 0 1946-50
4-Carey, John J. - - RHB

Manchester United FC, England

1 0 1946-49
5-Vernon, Jack - - CHB

Belfast Celtic FC

1 0 1946-51
6-Douglas, J. P. - - LHB

Belfast Celtic FC

1 0 1946
7-Cochrane, David - - OR

Leeds United AFC, England

3 0 1938-49
8-McAlinden, Jimmy - - IR

Portsmouth FC, England

3 0 1937-48
9-McMorran, Eddie J. - - CF

Belfast Celtic FC

1 0 1946-57
10-Doherty, Peter D. - - IL

Derby County FC, England

11 1 1935-50
11-Lockhart, Norman H. - - OL

Linfield FC

1 2 1946-56
Formation:

-

-

England Team

Ranking:

No official ranking system established; 4th in Elo world ranking both before and after this match.

Colours: White shirts, navy blue shorts, navy blue stockings.
Coach: Walter Winterbottom, 33, appointed national director of coaching with responsibility for the national team in 1946;
1st match, W 1 - D 0 - L  0 - F 7 - A 2.
Captain: George Hardwick, 1st of 13 career captaincies.

England Lineup

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Career
1-Swift, Frank  V. - - G

Manchester City FC

1 2GA -
2-Scott, Lawrence - - RFB

Arsenal FC

1 0 -
3-Hardwick, George F.M. - - LFB

Middlesbrough FC

1 0 -
4-Wright, William A. - - RHB

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

1 0 1946-59
5-Franklin, Cornelius - - CHB

Stoke City FC

1 0 -
6-Cockburn, Henry - - LHB

Manchester United FC

1 0 -
7-Finney, Thomas - - OR

Preston North End FC

1 1 -
8-Carter, Horatio S. - - IR

Derby County FC

7 3 -
9-Lawton, Thomas - - CF

Chelsea FC

9 7 1938-48
10-Mannion, Wilfred J. - - IL

Middlesbrough FC

1 3 1946-51
11-Langton, Robert - - OL

Blackburn Rovers FC

1 1 1946-50
Formation:

3-4-3
[3-2-2-3]

Frank Swift  -
Laurie Scott,  Neil Franklin, George Hardwick -
Billy Wright,  Henry Cockburn -
Raich Carter, Wilf Mannion -
Tom Finney, Tommy  Lawton, Bobby Langton.

Notes: WM alignment with the centre halfback of the old 2-3-5 formation becoming a centre-back between the fullbacks and with the inside forwards withdrawn [3-2-2-3]:
Reserves: Don Welsh, Charlton Athletic FC; Eddie Shimwell, Sheffield United FC; Johnny Hancocks, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.  Stanley Matthews was selected for the starting eleven, but had to withdraw through injury and was replaced by Tom Finney from the reserves.

Match Report

 

Source Notes

 

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