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Saturday, 15 April 1967
Home International Championship 1966-67 (72nd) Match &
European Championship 1968 Group Eight Qualification Match

England 2 Scotland 3 [0-1]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Scotland Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 98,283/99,063;
Receipts: 83,491 (a new record); Kick-off: 3.00pm BST
Recorded highlights only by STV, shown on that evening and following afternoon

Scotland - Denis Law (initially shot against Banks following a Wallace freekick but flicked in the rebound 27), Bobby Lennox (pivoted then a low fifteen yard smash 78), Jim McCalliog (hard right-footed shot from a Wallace pass 88)
England - Jackie Charlton (stuck out a foot onto Ball's cross in off the post 86), Geoff Hurst (looping header from a Bobby Charlton cross 89)
Results 1965-1970

England won toss, Scotland kicked-off. ? minutes (49 & ?).

 

Match Summary

Officials from West Germany

England

Type

Scotland

Referee (-) - Gerhard Schulenberg
x (-).

Linesmen - E. Schafer and U. Wolf

Teams presented to the Guest of Honour, The Duke of Norfolk.

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England Team

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

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 1st
Capt: Bobby Moore, 34th captaincy Manager: Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 47 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
48th match, W 31 - D 10 - L 7 - F 115 - A 56.
team chosen on Wednesday, 5 April 1967.
England Lineup
  Banks, Gordon     G     GA
2 Cohen, George     RB      
3 Wilson, Ramon 32 17 December 1934 LB Everton FC 55 0
4 Stiles, Norbert P. 24 18 May 1942 RM Manchester United FC 24 1
5 Charlton, John, injured 12th min.     CHB      
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 26 12 April 1941 CHB West Ham United FC 51 2
7 Ball, Alan     OR      
8 Greaves, James     CF      
9 Charlton, Robert     AM      
10 Hurst, Geoffrey     OL      
11 Peters, Martin S. 23 8 November 1943 LM/CH West Ham United FC 12

reserves:

Substitute goalkeeper:- Peter Bonetti (Chelsea FC). Reserves:- Keith Newton (Blackburn Rovers FC) and Roger Hunt (Liverpool FC)

team notes:

Manager Alf Ramsey played against Scotland in four matches from 1950 until 1953.
Jackie Charlton was injured (broken toe) in the twelfth minute of this match following a collision with Bobby Lennox, he returned after thirteen minutes treatment. Jimmy Greaves (bruised ankle), Ray Wilson (damaged heel), Geoff Hurst (bruised calf) and George Cohen (bruised knee) were also carrying injuries.
 
4-3-3 Banks -
Cohen,
J.Charlton (Peters), Moore, Wilson -
Stiles,
R.Charlton, Peters -
Ball, Greaves, Hurst.
notes: Peters covered Jackie Charlton at centre-half after he was injured. Charlton went to outside-right, then outside-left for the second half.

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Scotland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 19th to 16th
Colours: Made by Umbro - blue crew necked jerseys with white collars/cuffs, white shorts, blue socks with red tops.
Capt: John Greig Manager:
Trainer: Walter McRae (Kilmarnock FC)
Robert Brown, 44 (19 March 1923), appointed 6 February 1967,
first match, W 1 - D 0 - L - 0 - F 3 - A 2.
team chosen on Monday, 10 April 1967.
Scotland Lineup
  Simpson, Ronald C. 36 11 October 1930 G The Celtic FC 1 2 GA
2 Gemmell, Thomas 23 18 October 1943 RB The Celtic FC 4 0
3 McCreadie, Edward G. 27 15 April 1940 LB Chelsea FC, England 10 0
4 Greig, John 24 11 September 1942 CHB Rangers FC 21 3
5 McKinnon, Ronald 26 20 August 1940 CHB Rangers FC 9 0
6 Baxter, James C. 27 29 September 1939 DM Sunderland AFC, England 32 3
7 Wallace, William S.B. 26 23 June 1940 OR The Celtic FC 4 0
8 Bremner, William J. 24 9 December 1942 RM Leeds United AFC, England 10 0
9 McCalliog, James 20 23 September 1946 LM Sheffield Wednesday FC, England 1 1
10 Law, Denis 27 24 February 1940 CF Manchester United FC, England 37 27
11 Lennox, Robert 23 30 August 1943 OL The Celtic FC 2 2

reserves:

Substitute goalkeeper:- Ferguson (Kilmarnock FC). Travelling reserves:- Frank McLintock (Arsenal FC, England) and Stephen Chalmers (The Celtic FC).

team notes:

Manager Bobby Brown played for Scotland against England in April 1952.
The Celtic FC's Jimmy Johnstone injured his right thigh in his club's European Cup match against Dulka Prague on Wednesday, 12 April, a day later, he withdrew, and replaced with Wallace.
 
4-3-3 Simpson -
Gemmell, Greig, McKinnon, McCreadie -
Bremner, Baxter, McGalliog -
Wallace, Law, Lennox.

Averages:

Age 25.7 Appearances/Goals 11.9 3.0

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Scotland claimed they were world champions after handing England their first defeat in twenty matches, but it was something of a hollow victory against a team reduced to eight fit players. Jack Charlton hobbled at centre-forward for much of the match with a broken toe, Ray Wilson was a limping passenger after getting a kick on the ankle, and Jimmy Greaves was reduced to half pace by a knock in his comeback match. Denis Law was at his tormenting best and gave Scotland the lead after twenty-eight minutes, and it remained at 1-0 until a four-goal rush in the last twelve minutes. Celtic winger Bobby Lennox made it 2-0 before Jack Charlton bravely pulled one back. Gordon Banks was beaten at the near post by Jim McCalliog and then Hurst headed home a Bobby Charlton cross.  Nobby Stiles, Denis Law's Manchester United team-mate, said later: 'I knew the Scots were taking it very seriously when Denis came on to the pitch wearing shinpads. I had never seen him wear them before.'  Four of the Scottish team helped Celtic become the first British club to win the European Cup the following month. The newly knighted Sir Alf Ramsey said: 'Scotland deserved their victory, but I hope they will accept it as a fact rather than an excuse when I say were were heavily handicapped by injuries.'  

Source Notes

TheFA.com
UEFA.com
LondonHearts.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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