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413 vs. Scotland

Wednesday, 16 November 1966
Home International Championship 1966-67 (72nd) Match &
UEFA/FIGC II Campeonato d'Europa per Nazioni Coppa Henri Delauney Group Eight Qualification Match

England 5 Wales 1 [3-1]


Match Summary
England Squad
Wales Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 75,380;
Kick-off: 7.45pm GMT

England - Geoff Hurst (30, 34), Bobby Charlton (43), Terry Hennessey (own goal from a Roger Hunt shot 65), Jackie Charlton (84);
Wales - Wyn Davies (36)
Results 1965-1970

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Match Summary

Officials from Scotland




Referee (-) - Thomas Wharton
x (-), Clarkston

Linesmen - Robert Henderson, Dundee, and James Hendry, Edinburgh

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post 1
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  

England Team

Current World Champions Colours: The 1965 Umbro home uniform - White crew necked jerseys, blue shorts, white socks.


No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 1st
Capt: Bobby Moore, 33rd captaincy Manager: Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 46 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
47th match, W 31 - D 10 - L 6 - F 113 - A 53.
England Lineup
1 Banks, Gordon     G Stoke City FC 36 33ᵍᵃ
2 Cohen, George     RB Fulham FC 33 0
3 Wilson, Ramon 31 17 December 1934 LB Everton FC 54 0
4 Stiles, Norbert P. 24 18 May 1942 RM Manchester United FC 23 1
5 Charlton, John     RCB Leeds United AFC 25 3
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 25 12 April 1941 LCB West Ham United FC 50 2
7 Ball, Alan J.     RF Everton FC 17 1
8 Hunt, Roger 28 20 July 1938 CF Liverpool FC 22 16
9 Charlton, Robert     AM Manchester United FC 77 41
10 Hurst, Geoffrey     LF West Ham United FC 11 7
11 Peters, Martin S. 23 8 November 1943 LM West Ham United FC 11
unused substitutes: Ron Springett
records: England equal a record set in 1962, by going eleven matches unbeaten at the Empire Stadium.
This is England's seventeenth and final match in 1966, a new record. They also finished the year scoring 38 goals, one less than the record set in 1908.
team notes: Manager Alf Ramsey also played against Wales three times between 1950 and 1952. He was the captain in 1950.
4-3-3 Banks -
J.Charlton, Moore, Wilson -
R.Charlton, Peters -
Ball, Hunt, Hurst.


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


Wales Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 34th to 36th
Colours: Made by Umbro - Red jerseys with white collar and cuffs, red shorts, and red socks with white tops.
Capt: Mike England Manager: David Bowen
Wales Lineup
  Millington, Anthony H.     G     GA
2 Green, R. Colin     RB      
3 Williams, Graham E. 28 2 April 1938 LB West Bromwich Albion FC, England 23 1
4 Hennessey, W.Terence 24 1 September 1942 CHB      
the 22nd own goal scored for England
5 England, H. Michael     CHB      
6 Hole, Barrington G.     LM      
7 Rees, Ronald R.     LF      
12 Jones, Clifford W. 31 7 February 1935 CM Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 54 15
9 Davies, R. Wyn     CF      
10 Davies, Ronald T.     RF      
11 Jarvis, Alan L.     RM      
unused substitutes: Hollins
4-3-3 Millington -
Green, Hennessey, England, Williams -
Jarvis, Jones, Hole -
R.Davies, W.Davies, Rees.


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

The Charlton brothers were both on the score-sheet and Geoff Hurst netted twice against a Welsh team that telegraphed their tactics by continually trying to play long balls to their twin strikers Wyn Davies and Ron Davies. Apart from a consolation headed goal by Wyn Davies, the England defence comfortably controlled the Welsh attack by shutting out their supply line from the wings. With both the Home Championship and qualification for the European championships at stake, the game had a hard competitive edge  and the final scoreline flattered the world champions who were helped by an own goal from one of the hardest workers on the pitch, Terry Hennessey. Bobby Moore, playing in his fiftieth international, was exceptional in an England defence that was at its dominant best. This was to prove the last match in which the famous World Cup winning XI played together.

Source Notes

Original newspaper reports
ESPN Classics
Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Norman Giller
, Football Author
Drew Herbertson, Scottish FA historian