|"WEMBLEY ROAR IS STILLED BY SECOND PENALTY" Daily Mirror
|Match Report by Mike Payne
last England produced a much better performance than of late against a
very good Austrian side. It made for an excellent international match and
notable for two different styles. England, quick and incisive, did
everything at top speed. Austria, meanwhile, remained slow, precise and
deliberate in their build up before producing some dangerous through
|Match Report by Norman Giller
An injury to Tom
Finney forced yet another
permutation by the selectors, with Gloucester cricketer and Arsenal forward
Arthur Milton partnering Ivor Broadis on the right wing. Austria, under the
baton of the remarkable Ernst 'Clockwork' Ocwirk, took the lead in the
forty-seventh minute after a first half of cut-and-thrust football of the
highest quality. Ocwirk sent a precision free-kick into the penalty area where
Melchior forced it wide of goalkeeper Gil Merrick. England equalised in the
seventieth minute when the ice-cool Alf Ramsey scored from the penalty spot
after his Spurs team-mate Eddie Baily had been sent sprawling. Six minutes
later Ramsey made a goal for Nat Lofthouse with a pin-pointed free-kick which
the Bolton centre-forward steered high into the net with a powerful header.
Austria, rated one of the best sides in Europe and fresh from becoming the
first overseas team to beat Scotland at home, saved the match two minutes from
the end with a penalty by Stojaspal. There was some breath-taking attacking
movements by both teams, yet all the goals came from set-piece play. Milton
was the last player capped by England at cricket and football. When Eddie Baily was fouled for the penalty, he picked himself up and
said to his Spurs team-mate Alf Ramsey, "I've done all the hard work
winning the blankety blank penalty, now make sure you score." Alf tucked the
penalty away as coolly as if in a training session.
|Match Report by Glen Isherwood
battling with Wales to regain the British Championship. Austria had not
competed in the previous year's World Cup and had beaten England only once
in six meetings, 2-1 n Vienna in 1936. They had lost 4-3 on their only
previous visit to England at Stamford Bridge in 1932.
|The Penalty Kick Alf Ramsey
"THE RAMSEY PENALTY...
|Match Report as appears in the F.A. Yearbook 1952-53, page 26
The selectors were faced with a difficult task to field the right team not
only to withstand the much-heralded Austrians but also defeat them at
Wembley on November 28th. The most menacing weapon in the Austrian armoury
was Ocwirk, the roving centre-half, and thus arose the controversy over
the decision to combat him by playing Wright as a defensive inside-left.
But injuries settled the matter, the plan had to be dropped, and five
changes were made from the team which played Ireland. Broadis and Milton,
new caps, formed the right-wing, Eckersley returned to left-back and Baily
to inside-left, whilst Froggatt was preferred to Barass at centre-half.