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Wednesday, 20 November 1963
Home International Championship 1963-64 (69th) Match

England 8 Northern Ireland 3 [4-1]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Northern Ireland Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley Park, Wembley, Middlesex
First to be played under the floodlights
Attendance: 55,000;
Kick-off: 7.30pm GMT
Second half live on BBC (UK) -
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

England - Terry Paine (rounded the keeper for seven yard strike 2, a three yard unopposed tap-in 37, dribbled into six-yard box to shoot 61), Jimmy Greaves (sublime flick past Gregg 20, a patient side-footed seven-yard tap-in 30, ten-yard strike from a Paine cross 60, dribbled into the box and unleashed a twelve-yard shot 65), Bobby Smith (heads down past the keeper 46).
Northern Ireland - Johnny Crossan (diving header 44), Sammy Wilson (twelve-yard strike 74, two-yard tap in after countless rebounds 85)
Results 1960-1965

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

 

Match Summary

Officials from Wales

England

Type

Northern Ireland

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

Linesmen - R.J. Ingram (flame flag) and J. Marsh (orange flag)

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  Possession  

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 5th to 4th
Colours: The 1963 Bukta home uniform - White crew necked jerseys, blue shorts, white socks with red/white/blue tops.
Capt: Jimmy Armfield, twelfth captaincy Manager: Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 43 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
ninth match, W 6 - D 1 - L 2 - F 32 - A 16.
England Lineup
  Banks, Gordon     G Leicester   GA
2 Armfield     RB Blackpool    
3 Thomson, Robert A. 19 5 December 1943 LB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 1 0
4 Milne, Gordon 26 29 March 1937 RHB Liverpool FC 6 0
5 Norman, Maurice 29 8 May 1934 CHB Tottenham Hotspur FC 13 0
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 22 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 17 0
7
Paine, Terence L. 24 23 March 1939 OR Southampton FC 5 4
8
Greaves     IR Tottenham   30
9 Smith, Robert A. 30 22 February 1933 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC 15 13
10 Eastham     IL Arsenal    
11 Charlton     OL Manchester United   31

unused substitutes:

-

team notes:

Manager Alf Ramsey played for England against Ireland between 1950 and 1952.
 
2-3-5 Banks -
Armfield, Thomson -
Milne, Norman, Moore -
Paine, Greaves, Smith, Eastham, Charlton.

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Northern Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 45th to 46th
Colours: Made by Bukta - Green continental jerseys with white v-neck collar/cuffs, white shorts, green socks with white tops.
Capt: Billy Bingham Manager: Robert Peacock, 35 (29 September 1928), appointed October 1962.
ninth match, W 3 - D 1 - L 5 - F 13 - A 23.
Northern Ireland Lineup
  Gregg, Henry 31 27 October 1932 G Manchester United FC, England 25 57 GA
2 Magill, E. James 24 7 May 1939 RB Arsenal FC, England 12 0
3 Parke, John 26 6 August 1937 LB Hibernian FC, Scotland 3 0
4 Harvey, Martin 22 19 September 1941 RHB Sunderland AFC, England 7 1
5 Neill, W.J. Terence 21 8 May 1942 CHB Arsenal FC, England 14 0
6 McCullough, William J. 28 27 July 1935 LHB Arsenal FC, England 5 0
7 Bingham, William L. 32 5 August 1931 OR Port Vale FC, England 56 9
8 Humphries, William M. 27 8 June 1936 IR Coventry City FC, England 10 1
9 Wilson, Samuel J. 26 1937 CF Falkirk FC, Scotland 4 3
10 Crossan, John A. 24 29 November 1938 IL Sunderland AFC, England 7 2
11 Hill, M. James 28 31 October 1935 OL Everton FC, England 7 0

unused substitutes:

-

team notes:

Manager Bertie Peacock played for Ireland against England on six seperate occasions from 1954 until 1960, scoring one in 1958.
In his final appearance for Ireland, Billy Bingham equals Danny Blanchflower's record of 56 appearances.
 
2-3-5 Gregg -
Magill, Parke -
Harvey, Neill, McCullough -
Bingham, Humphries, Wilson, Crossan, Hill

Averages:

Age 26.3 Appearances/Goals 13.6 1.2

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Greaves (4) and Terry Paine (3) lit up this first match under the Wembley floodlights, and Bobby Smith scored once in what was to be his final international appearance. Smith (12) and Greaves (19) between them collected thirty-one goals in just thirteen matches together. Wolves left-back Bobby Thomson made a sound debut at the age of nineteen. It was England's sixth win in succession under Ramsey, and a mood of optimism was beginning to build with the World Cup finals bound for the birthplace of the game in 1966. Irish goalkeeper Harry Gregg, a Munich survivor, said: 'Jimmy Greaves is a genius. I have never faced a more complete finisher. He tells me he has an Irish grandmother, Katie O'Riley. We should have snapped him up!'

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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