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316 vs. Northern Ireland
317
318 vs. Scotland

Wednesday, 27 November 1957
International Friendly Match

England 4 France 0 [3-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
France Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley Park, Wembley, Middlesex
Attendance: 64,349;
Kick-off: 2.30pm GMT
Second half live on BBC (UK) -
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

England - Tommy Taylor (3, 33), Bobby Robson (24, 84)
Results 1955-1960

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

 

Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

France

Referee (-) - Nikolai Latyshev
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc


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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, white socks.
Capt: Billy Wright, 73rd captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 44 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching in September 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
91st match, W 57 - D 18 - L 16 - F 264 - A 125, one abandoned. Team chosen by Selection Committee.
England Lineup
  Hopkinson, Edward 22 29 October 1935 G Bolton Wanderers FC 3 3 GA
2 Howe, Donald 22 12 October 1935 RB West Bromwich Albion FC 3 0
3       LB      
4 Clayton, Ronald 23 5 August 1934 RHB Blackburn Rovers FC 17 0
5 Wright, William A. 33 6 February 1924 CHB

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

88 3
6 Edwards, Duncan 21 1 October 1936 LHB Manchester United FC 18 5
7       OR      
8 Robson, Robert W. 24 18 February 1933 IR West Bromwich Albion FC 1 2
9 Taylor, Thomas 25 29 January 1932 CF Manchester United FC 19 16
10 Haynes, John N. 23 17 October 1934 IL Fulham FC 16 8
11 Finney, Thomas 35 5 April 1922 OL

Preston North End FC

69 28
England Substitutes
1              

reserves:

-

team notes:

Billy Wright extends his record appearance tally, in his record 53rd consecutive match.
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

France Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 11th to 12th
Colours: Blue collared jerseys, white shorts, red socks.
Capt: Roger Piantoni Manager: Team chosen by the Selection Committee.
France Lineup
  Abbes, Claude 30 24 May 1927 G AS de Saint-Étienne Loire 2 4 GA
2 Zitouni, Mustapha 29 19 October 1928
born in Algeria
RB/CHB AS de Monaco FC 3 0
3 Kaelbel, Raymond 25 31 January 1932 LB AS de Monaco FC 14 0
4 Domingo, René 28 28 December 1928 HB/RB AS de Saint-Étienne Loire 1 0
5 Tylinski, Richard, injured 54th minute. 20 18 September 1937 HB/OL AS de Saint-Étienne Loire 1 0
6 Bollini, Bruno 24 14 September 1933 CB RC de Paris 1 0
7 Wisniewksi, Maryan 20 1 February 1937 OR RC de Lens 6 1
8 Ujlaki, Joseph 28 10 October 1929
born in Budapest, Hungary
IR OGC Nice Côte d'Azur 15 9
9 Douis, Yvon 22 16 May 1935 CF Lille Olympique SC 1 0
10 Piantoni, Roger 25 26 December 1931 IL/CHB Stade de Reims 23 12
11 Vincent, Jean 26 29 November 1930 OL Stade de Reims 19 11

reserves:

Dominique Colonna (Stade de Reims), Marcel Nowak (AS de Monaco FC) and Stephane Bruey (SCO Angers).
 
4-3-3 Abbes -
Zitouni
(Domingo), Domingo (Zitouni), Tylinski (Piantoni), Kaelbel -
Ujlaki, Bollini, Piantoni -
Wisnieksi, Douis, Vincent (Tylinksi).
notes: reformed after 54 minutes following the injury to Tylinski.

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Bryan Douglas had a storming game, and three of the four England goals came from his crosses. Bobby Robson, winning his first cap, scored two goals as did Tommy Taylor. Tragically, they were to be his last for England. The game was so one sided that it was almost reduced to French farce, with England hammering in twenty shots to none from France in the last twenty minutes. Only one of them produced a goal, Bobby Robson hitting the back of the net at the end of a seven-man movement to underline his arrival as a force in international football. Three months later England lost three of their major players, Roger Byrne, Duncan Edwards and Tommy Taylor, to the Munich air crash that devastated the Manchester United team.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
FFF.fr
Allezlesbleus.free.fr
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