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México

 

 
346 vs. Scotland
347
348 vs. Portugal

Wednesday, 10 May 1961
International Friendly Match

England 8 Mexico 0 [4-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Mexico Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley Park, Wembley, Middlesex
Attendance: 77,000;
Kick-off: 3.00pm BST
Live on BBC (UK) -
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

England - Gerry Hitchens (2 1:30), Bobby Charlton (?, ?, ? hat-trick), Bobby Robson (?), Bryan Douglas (?, ?), Ron Flowers (penalty ?)
Results 1960-1965

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

 

Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Mexico

Referee (-) - R.H. Davidson
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 6th to 5th
Colours: The 1959 Bukta home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue shorts, white socks with red/white/blue tops.
Capt: Johnny Haynes, eighth captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 48 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching in September 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
121st match, W 69 - D 28 - L 24 - F 347 - A 175, one abandoned.
Team chosen following the Scotland match on 14 April 1961.
England Lineup
  Springett, Ronald D. 25 22 July 1935 G Sheffield Wednesday FC 10 17 GA
2 Armfield,     RB      
3 McNeil, Michael 21 7 February 1940 LB Middlesbrough FC 6 0
4 Robson, Robert W. 28 18 February 1933 RHB West Bromwich Albion FC 13 4
5 Swan, Peter 24 8 October 1936 CHB Sheffield Wednesday FC 9 0
6 Flowers,     LHB      
7 Douglas,      OR      
8 Kevan, Derek T. 24 6 March 1935 CF West Bromwich Albion FC 14 8
9 Hitchens, Gerald A. 26 8 October 1934 CF Aston Villa FC 1 1
10 Haynes, John N. 26 17 October 1934 IL Fulham FC 42 18
11
Charlton,     OL      
England Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

 

team notes:

Jimmy Greaves suspended by his club, Chelsea FC. Bobby Smith required by his club, Tottenham Hotspur FC.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Mexico Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 12th to 17th
Colours: Pale green jersey with white v-neck collar/cuffs with red trim, white shorts, green socks.
Capt:   Manager: Ignacio Trelles Campos
Mexico Lineup
  Mota     G     GA
2 Pena     RB      
3 Jauregui     LB      
4 Cardenas     RHB      
5 Sepulveda     CHB      
6 Portugal     LHB      
7 Del Aguila     OR      
8 Reyes     IR      
9 Gonzalez     CF      
10 Flores     IL      
11 Mercado     OL      
Mexico Substitutes
16 Reynoso            

unused substitutes:

-
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Bobby Smith was injured and Jimmy Greaves suspended by Chelsea (for refusing to go on a club tour to Israel on the eve of his move to AC Milan), but the goal floodgates were still kicked open by England. Gerry Hitchens made a sensational start to his England career, scoring with his first shot after just 90 seconds. Bobby Charlton, a blond bombshell on the left wing, hammered his first international hat-trick as England took their goals tally to an astonishing forty in six matches. Derek Kevan played in place of Greaves, and missed three gilt-edged scoring opportunities. The question on many lips was, "How many goals would whizkid Jimmy Greaves have helped himself to against the overwhelmed Mexican defence?"

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