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Wednesday, 2 November 1955
Home International Championship 1955-56 (61st) Match

England 3 Northern Ireland 0 [0-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Northern Ireland Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley Park, Wembley, Middlesex
Attendance:
62,000;
Kick-off: 2.15pm GMT
Second half live on BBC (UK) -
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

England - Dennis Wilshaw (darted through with an eighteen-yard shot following a Haynes' pass 53, beat Uprichard with a backward flick of his head to a Perry cross 55), Tom Finney (eight-yard shot from a Haynes' pass 86)
Results 1955-1960

Northern Ireland kicked-off. ? minutes (? & ?).

 

Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Northern Ireland

Referee (-) - B. Mervyn Griffiths
x (-), Wales.

Linesmen - tbc

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 6th
Colours: The 1954 Umbro home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue shorts, red socks with white tops.
Capt: Billy Wright, 56th captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 42 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching in September 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
74th match, W 45 - D 14 - L 15 - F 213 - A 108, one abandoned. Team chosen by Selection Committee.
England Lineup
  Baynham     G Luton   GA
2 Hall     RB Birmingham    
3 Byrne     LB Manchester United    
4 Clayton, Ronald 21 5 August 1934 RHB Blackburn Rovers FC 1 0
5 Wright, William A. 31 6 February 1924 CHB

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

71 3
6 Dickinson, James W. 30 24 April 1925 LHB

Portsmouth FC

43 0
7 Finney, Thomas 33 5 April 1922 OR

Preston North End FC

58 25
8 Haynes, John N. 21 17 October 1934 IR Fulham FC 2 1
9 Jezzard, Bedford A.G. 28 19 October 1927 CF Fulham FC 2 0
10 Wilshaw, Dennis J. 29 11 March 1926 IL Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 9 9
11 Perry, William 25 10 November 1930  OL Blackpool FC 1 0

reserves:

-

team notes:

Billy Wright extends his record appearance tally, in his record 36th consecutive match.
 
2-3-5 Baynham -
Hall, Byrne -
Clayton, Wright, Dickinson -
Finney, Haynes, Jezzard, Wilshaw, Perry

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Northern Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 45th
Colours: Green continental jerseys with white v-neck collar/cuffs, white shorts, blue socks with white tops.
Capt: Terry McCavana Manager: Peter Dermot Doherty, 42 (5 June 1913), appointed October 1951, also manager at Doncaster Rovers FC since June 1949.
fifteenth match, W 2 - D - 3 - L 10 - F 16 - A 38.
Northern Ireland Lineup
  Uprichard, W. Norman M. 27 20 April 1928 G Portsmouth FC, England 12 28 GA
2 Cunningham, William E. 25 20 February 1930 RB Leicester City FC, England 6 0
3 Graham, W.G. Leonard 30 17 October 1925 RB Doncaster Rovers FC, England 13 0
4 Blanchflower, R. Dennis 29 10 February 1926 RHB Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 18 0
5 McCavana, W. Terence 34 24 January 1921 CHB Coleraine FC 3 0
6 Peacock, Robert 27 29 September 1928 LHB The Celtic, Scotland 7 0
7 Bingham, William L. 24 5 August 1931 OR Sunderland AFC, England 16 2
8 McIlroy, James 24 25 October 1931 IR Burnley FC, England 14 0
9 Coyle, Francis 22 1 April 1933 CF Coleraine FC 2 0
10 Tully, Charles P. 31 11 July 1924 IL The Celtic FC, Scotland 9 3
11 McParland, Peter J. 21 25 April 1934 OL Aston Villa FC, England 5 2

reserves:

-

team notes:

Manager Peter Doherty played for Ireland against England on seven seperate occasions from 1935 until 1947, scoring one in 1947.
 
2-3-5 Uprichard -
Cunningham, Graham -
Blanchflower, McCavana, Peacock -
Bingham, McIlroy, Coyle, Tully, McParland

Averages:

Age 26.7 Appearances/Goals 9.5 0.6

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Fulham clubmates Johnny Haynes and Bedford Jezzard played alongside each other for the only time in an England international. Haynes, partnering Tom Finney on the right wing, played farther upfield than usual to confuse his marker, Danny Blanchflower, and it was mainly because of his probing passes that England won comfortably with two goals from Dennis Wilshaw and another from Finney. Jezzard's career was ended a year later by an ankle injury. South African-born Bill Perry came into the attack in place of his Blackpool team-mate Stanley Matthews, and Ronnie Clayton won the first of his thirty-five caps. This was Northern Ireland's first appearance at Wembley, and the only time they threatened to mark the occasion with a goal was when Charlie Tully had a point-blank shot superbly saved by goalkeeper Ron Baynham in the second half.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Northern Ireland's Footballing Greats

Norman Giller
, Football Author

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CG