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316 vs. Northern Ireland

Saturday, 19 October 1957
Home International Championship 1957-58 (63rd) Match

Wales 0 England 4 [0-2]
 

 

Match Summary
Wales Squad
England Squad

Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff, Glamorgan
Attendance: 58,000
;
Kick-off: 3.00pm GMT

England - Mel Hopkins (own goal), Johnny Haynes (44, 70), Tom Finney,
Results 1955-1960

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

 

Match Summary

Officials

Wales

Type

England

Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

The IFAB introduced the linesman's flag of 'vivid colours' into the Laws of the Game.

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

Wales Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 30th to 31st
Colours: Made by Umbro - Red continental jerseys with white v-neck collars/cuffs, white shorts with red side stripe, red socks with white tops.
Capt:   Manager:  
Wales Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      

reserves:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 4th to 3rd
Colours: The 1954 Umbro home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue shorts, blue socks with white calf hoop.
Capt: Billy Wright, 71st captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 44 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching in September 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
89th match, W 56 - D 18 - L 15 - F 258 - A 122, one abandoned. Team chosen by Selection Committee.
England Lineup
  Hopkinson, Edward 21 29 October 1935 G Bolton Wanderers FC 1 0 GA
2 Howe, Donald 22 12 October 1935 RB West Bromwich Albion FC 1 0
3       LB      
4 Clayton, Ronald 23 5 August 1934 RHB Blackburn Rovers FC 15 0
5 Wright, William A. 33 6 February 1924 CHB

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

86 3
6 Edwards, Duncan 21 1 October 1936 LHB Manchester United FC 16 4
7       OR      
8 Kevan, Derek T. 22 6 March 1935 IR West Bromwich Albion FC 2 1
9 Taylor, Thomas 25 29 January 1932 CF Manchester United FC 17 14
10 Haynes, John N. 23 17 October 1934 IL Fulham FC 14 8
11 Finney, Thomas 35 5 April 1922 OR

Preston North End FC

68 28

reserves:

-

team notes:

Billy Wright extends his record appearance tally, in his record 51st consecutive match.
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Wales were in trouble from the moment early in the game when left-back Mel Hopkins passed the ball wide of goalkeeper Jack Kelsey and into his own net.  Missing the powerful influence of the absent John Charles, Wales caved in to two goals from Johnny Haynes and a brilliant strike from Tom Finney. Goalkeeper Eddie Hopkinson, right-back Don Howe and outside-right Bryan Douglas  - the 'new Matthews' -  all made impressive debuts. There was another debutant. Middlesbrough's Harold Shepherdson was having his first match as trainer, a job he would hold for sixteen years.

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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