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320 vs. Yugoslavia

Wednesday, 7 May 1958
International Friendly Match

England 2 Portugal 1 [1-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Portugal Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley Park, Wembley, Middlesex
Attendance:
65,000;
Kick-off: 7.30pm BST
Second half live on BBC (UK) -
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

England - Bobby Charlton (25, 62)
England - Jim Langley (missed penalty)
Portugal - Carlos Domingos Duart (51)
Results 1955-1960

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

 

Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Portugal

Referee (-) - Albert Alsteen
x (-).

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 3rd
Colours: The 1954 Umbro home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue shorts, red socks with white calf hoop.
Capt: Billy Wright, 75th captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 45 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching in September 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
93rd match, W 59 - D 18 - L 16 - F 270 - A 126, one abandoned. Team chosen by Selection Committee.
England Lineup
  Hopkinson, Edward 22 29 October 1935 G Bolton Wanderers FC 5 4ᵍᵃ
2 Howe, Donald 22 12 October 1935 RB West Bromwich Albion FC 5 0
3 Langley, E. James 29 7 February 1929 LB Fulham FC 2 0
4 Clayton, Ronald 23 5 August 1934 RHB Blackburn Rovers FC 19 0
5 Wright, William A. 34 6 February 1924 CHB

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

90 3
most apps 1946-58
6 Slater, William J. 31 29 April 1927 LHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 4 0
7 Douglas, Bryan     OR Blackburn Rovers FC 5 1
8 Charlton, Robert 20
208 days
11 October 1937 IR Manchester United FC 2 3
9 Kevan, Derek T. 23 6 March 1935 CF West Bromwich Albion FC 5 3
10 Haynes, John N. 23 17 October 1934 IL Fulham FC 18 8
11 Finney, Thomas 36 5 April 1922 OL

Preston North End FC

71 28

reserves:

-

team notes:

Billy Wright extends his record appearance tally, in his record 55th consecutive match.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Portugal Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 33rd to 34th
Colours: Maroon jerseys, green shorts, green socks
Capt: Virgílio Mendes Manager: José Maria Antunes
Portugal Lineup
  Gomes, Carlos António     G     GA
2 Mendes, Virgílio     RB      
3 Martins, Ângelo     LB      
4 Graça, Emídio     RHB      
5 Arcanjo, Miguel     CHB      
6 Torres, Mário     LHB      
7 Duarte, Carlos Domingos     OR      
8 Coluna, Mário     IR      
9 August, José, off 46th min.     CF      
10 Rocha, Augusto     IL      
11 Ferreira, Hernâni da Silva     OL      
Portugal Substitutes
  Travassos, José, on 46th min. for Augusto            

reserves:

-
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Two goals from Bobby Charlton  - the second, a scorching shot similar to that which rocked the Scots -  rescued England from the brink of defeat. Portugal created enough chances to have won the game, but their finishing was feeble. Jim Langley failed to score from the penalty spot, one of only two misses throughout his career. It was the fourth penalty miss in a row in an international match at Wembley..

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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CG