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320 vs. Yugoslavia

Wednesday, 28 November 1956
International Friendly Match

England 3 Yugoslavia 0 [1-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Party
Yugoslavia Party

Empire Stadium, Wembley Park, Wembley, Middlesex
Kick-off (GMT): 2.30pm
Attendance: 78,500;

unknown kicked off  
Johnny Brooks (13),
Roger Byrne missed penalty 65
Tommy Taylor
(65, 89),
 
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
 

Match Summary

Officials from France

England

Type

Yugoslavia

Referee (-) - E.Harzic
x (-).

Linesmen - M.Lequesne (flame flag) and P.Schwinte (orange flag)

  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 4th
Colours: The 1954 Umbro home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue shorts, black socks with white tops.
Capt: Billy Wright, 65th captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 43 (31 March 1913), appointed as FA national director of coaching/team manager on 8 July 1946;
83rd match, W 51 - D 17 - L 15 - F 237 - A 116, one abandoned. Team chosen by Selection Committee.
England Lineup
  Ditchburn, Edwin G. 35 24 October 1921 G Tottenham Hotspur FC 5 7 GA
2 Hall, Jeffrey J. 27 7 September 1929 RB Birmingham City FC 12 0
3 Byrne, Roger W. 27 8 September 1929 LB Manchester United FC 25 0
4 Clayton, Ronald 22 5 August 1934 RHB Blackburn Rovers FC 9 0
5 Wright, William A. 32 6 February 1924 CHB

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

80 3
6 Dickinson, James W. 31 24 April 1925 LHB

Portsmouth FC

47 0
7 Matthews, Stanley 41 1 February 1915 OR Blackpool FC 50 11
8 Brooks     IR      
9 Finney, Thomas 34 5 April 1922 CF

Preston North End FC

62 27
10 Haynes, John N., injured off 35th min. 22 17 October 1934 IL Fulham FC 10 5
11 Blunstone, Frank 22 17 October 1934 OL

Chelsea FC

5 0
England Substitutes
1? Taylor, Thomas, on 35th min. for Haynes 24 29 January 1932 CF Manchester United FC 12 6

reserves:

-

team notes:

Billy Wright extends his record appearance tally, in his record 45th consecutive match.
Not since the 1920's have England failed to convert four penalty kicks in a row.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Yugoslavia Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 9th
Colours: Blue jerseys, white shorts, red socks.
Capt: Ivan Horvat Manager: Aleksandar Tirnanić
60th match, although many were as part of a Selection Committee
Yugoslavia Lineup
  Beara, Vladimir 28 2 November 1928 G Fk Crvena zvezda 46 61 GA
2 Belin, Bruno 25 16 January 1929 RB Fk Partizan 16  
3 Stanković, Branko 35 31 October 1921 LB Fk Crvena zvezda 61 3
4 Tasić, Lazar 25 5 April 1931 RHB Fk Crvena Zvezda 7  
5 Horvat, Ivan 24 16 July 1926 CHB nk Dinamo Zagreb 60 0
6 Boškov, Vujadin 25 16 May 1931 LHB Fk Vojvodina 44 0
7 Rajkovm, Zdravko     OR   20  
8 Čonč, Vladimir 28 13 January 1928 IR Fk Dinamo 1 0
9 Toplak, Ivan 22 21 September 1931 CF NK Odred 1 0
10 Vukas. Bernard     IL   56  
11 Zebec, Branko 27 17 May 1929 OL Fk Partizan 39 9

reserves:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Johnny Haynes was heavily tackled by Yugoslav right-back Belin in the thirtieth minute, and was unable to continue. It had been agreed beforehand that substitutes would be allowed in the case of injury and Tommy Taylor came on in place of the limping Fulham player. England had taken a thirteenth minute lead when Johnny Brooks fired the ball high into the net after taking a neat pass from Haynes. England dominated throughout the second half and Taylor scored twice, while his Manchester United team-mate Roger Byrne had a penalty saved by world-class Yugoslav goalkeeper Vladimir Beara. Stanley Matthews ran the Yugoslav left-back into such a state of confusion that he finally resorted to rugby tackling him in a bid to stop his dribbling runs. England would have had half a dozen goals but for the magnificent goalkeeping of Beara. The Yugoslavs had no idea how to contain Stanley Matthews, and after he had been rugby tackled he said "For a minute I thought the game had been switched to Twickenham."

Source Notes

TheFA.com
Reprezentacija.rs
Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Norman Giller
, Football Author

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CG