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314 vs. Republic of Ireland

Wednesday, 15 May 1957
World Cup 1958 UEFA Group One Qualification Match

Denmark 1 England 4 [1-1]
 

 

Match Summary
Denmark Squad
England Squad

Idrætsparken, Inder Østbro, København
Attendance:
35,000/45,000;
Kick-off: 6.30pm local time, 5.30pm BST

Denmark - John Jensen (25)
England - Johnny Haynes (44), Tommy Taylor (71, 86), John Atyeo (75)
Results 1955-1960

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

 

Match Summary

Officials

Denmark

Type

England

Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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

Denmark Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 34th to 39th
Colours: Red jerseys, white shorts, black socks
Capt:   Manager:  
Denmark Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      
Denmark Substitutes
1              

reserves:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

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, red socks with white tops.
Capt: Billy Wright, 69th captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 44 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching in September 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
87th match, W 55 - D 17 - L 15 - F 253 - A 121, one abandoned. Team chosen by Selection Committee.
England Lineup
  Hodgkinson, Alan 20 16 August 1936 G Sheffield United FC 3 3 GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4 Clayton, Ronald 22 5 August 1934 RHB Blackburn Rovers FC 13 0
5 Wright, William A. 33 6 February 1924 CHB

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

84 3
6 Edwards, Duncan 20 1 October 1936 LHB Manchester United FC 14 4
7 Matthews, Stanley 42 1 February 1915 OR Blackpool FC 54 11
8       IR      
9 Taylor, Thomas 25 29 January 1932 CF Manchester United FC 15 14
10 Haynes, John N. 22 17 October 1934 IL Fulham FC 12 6
11 Finney, Thomas 35 5 April 1922 OL

Preston North End FC

66 27
England Substitutes
1              

reserves:

-

team notes:

Billy Wright extends his record appearance tally, in his record 49th consecutive match.
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

This World Cup qualifier was to prove the international swansong of 'Mr Football' Stanley Matthews, who was retired from the world stage at the age of forty-two and twenty-two years after the first of his fifty-four caps. Denmark took the lead in the twenty-fifth minute, with Johnny Haynes equalising just before half-time. It was not until the final fifteen minutes that England got on top against a brave Danish team briefly reduced by injury to ten men. Tommy Taylor scored twice to take his haul in four matches to ten goals. Taylor's double strike came either side of a seventy-fifth minute goal by John Atyeo, who rose at the far post to head in a Johnny Haynes centre. Even at forty-two, there were many who considered Stanley's England career had been finished too early. Just his name on the team sheet would have given England a psychological advantage when they played in the 1958 World Cup finals.  

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)
Norman Giller
, Football Author

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