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Wednesday, 22 November 1961
Home International Championship 1961-62 (67th) Match

England 1 Northern Ireland 1 [1-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Northern Ireland Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley Park, Wembley, Middlesex
Attendance: 30,000;
Kick-off: 2.30pm BST
Live on BBC (UK) -
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

England - Bobby Charlton (right-footed shot from a Crwaford pass 20)
Northern Ireland - Jimmy McIlroy (eighteen-yard shot provided for by McAdams 82)
Results 1960-1965

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Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Northern Ireland

Referee (-) - L. Callaghan
x (-), Wales.

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 8th
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, fourteenth captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 48 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching in September 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
128th match, W 72 - D 31 - L 25 - F 360 - A 184, one abandoned
England Lineup
  Springett, Ronald D. 26 22 July 1935 G Sheffield Wednesday FC 17 26 GA
2 Armfield     RB      
3 Wilson, Ramon 26 17 December 1934 LB Huddersfield Town AFC 7 0
4 Robson, Robert W. 28 18 February 1933 RHB West Bromwich Albion FC 19 4
5 Swan, Peter 25 8 October 1936 CHB Sheffield Wednesday FC 16 0
6 Flowers     LHB      
7 Douglas     OR      
8 Byrne     IR      
9 Crawford     CF      
10 Haynes, John N. 27 17 October 1934 IL Fulham FC 48 18
11 Charlton     OL      

unused substitutes:

-
 
2-3-5 Springett -
Armfield, Wilson -
Robson, Swan, Flowers -
Douglas, Byrne, Crawford, Haynes, Charlton

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Northern Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 51st to 48th
Colours: Made by Bukta - Green continental jerseys with white v-neck collar/cuffs, white shorts, green socks with white tops.
Capt:   Manager: Peter Dermot Doherty, 48 (5 June 1913), appointed October 1951.
49th match, W 9 - D - 14 - L 26 - F 67 - A 113.
Northern Ireland Lineup
  Hunter, Victor 23/24 1937 G Coleraine FC 1 1 GA
2 Magill, E. James 22 7 May 1939 RB Arsenal FC, England 3 0
3 Elder, Alexander R. 20 25 April 1941 LB Burnley FC, England 10 0
4 Blanchflower, R. Dennis 35 10 February 1926 RHB Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 50 2
5 Neill, W.J. Terence 19 8 May 1942 CHB Arsenal FC, England 6 0
6 Nicholson, James J. 18 27 February 1943 LHB Manchester United FC, England 4 0
7 Bingham, William L. 30 5 August 1931 OR Everton FC, England 48 6
8 Barr, Hubert H. 26 17 May 1935 IR Linfield FAC 1 0
9 McAdams, William J. 27 20 January 1934 CF Bolton Wanderers FC, England 14 7
10 McIlroy, James 30 25 October 1931 IL Burnley FC, England 46 10
11 McLaughlin, James C. 20 22 December 1940 OL Shrewsbury Town FC, England 3 3

unused substitutes:

-

team notes:

Manager Peter Doherty played for Ireland against England on seven seperate occasions from 1935 until 1947, scoring one in 1947.
Danny Blanchflower extends his tally as the record appearance holder for Ireland.
 
2-3-5 Hunter -
Magill, Elder -
Blanchflower, Neill, Nicholson -
Bingham, Barr, McAdams, McIlroy, McLaughlin.

Averages:

Age 24.5 Appearances/Goals 16.9 2.5

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

The selectors tried yet another attack combination, this time pairing Ipswich centre-forward Ray Crawford with Johnny 'Budgie' Byrne, who was making a name for himself in the Third Division with Crystal Palace. They were never comfortable with each other against an Irish team in which Danny Blanchflower was in imperious form. The game was decorated with a goal each from Bobby Charlton and Jimmy Mcllroy, and the Irish could claim to have been unlucky only to get a draw. England's forwards too often played like passing strangers, and there was little sign of the confidence with which the team had started the year.

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)
Northern Ireland's Footballing Greats

Norman Giller
, Football Author

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CG