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Saturday, 24 February 1968
Home International Championship 1967-68 (73rd) Match &
European Championship 1968 Group Eight Qualification Match

Scotland 1 England 1 [1-1]
 

 

Match Summary
Scotland Squad
England Squad

Hampden Park, Kinghorn Drive, Mount Florida, Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Attendance: 130,711 to 134,461;
Kick-off: 3.00pm BST
Live on BBC One (Scotland) -
Commentator: George Davidson

England - Martin Peters (half-volley into the top corner from edge of the box following a Summerbee flick on 19)
Scotland - John Hughes (headed in over a slipping Banks following a Lennox cross 39)
Results 1965-1970

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Match Summary

Officials from Netherlands

Scotland

Type

England

Referee (-) - Laurens van Ravens
x (-).

Linesmen - W.J.M. Schalks (red flag) and J. Bijleveld (orange flag).

Prior to this match, the crowd were entertained with various other sports, such as cycle racing between Scotland and England, as well as short-distance running (half-mile and quarter-mile).

This match was played two months earlier than usual because it falls under the jurisdiction of UEFA.

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Scotland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 17th 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,
fifth match, W 2 - D 1 - L - 2 - F 7 - A 8.
team chosen on Tuesday, 21 February 1968.
Scotland Lineup
  Simpson, Ronald C. 37 11 October 1930 G The Celtic FC 4 6 GA
2 Gemmell, Thomas 24 18 October 1943 RB The Celtic FC 6 0
3 McCreadie, Edward G. 27 15 April 1940 LB Chelsea FC, England 14 0
4 McNeill, William 27 2 March 1940 CB The Celtic FC 21 1
5 McKinnon, Ronald 27 20 August 1940 CB Rangers FC 12 1
6 Greig, John 25 11 September 1942 CHB Rangers FC 24 3
7 Cooke, Charles 25 14 October 1942 RHB Chelsea FC, England 5 0
8 Bremner, William J. 25 9 December 1942 LHB Leeds United AFC, England 12 0
9 Hughes, John 24 3 April 1943 CF The Celtic FC 6 1
10 Johnston, William M. 21 19 December 1946 OL Rangers FC 6 0
11 Lennox, Robert 24 30 August 1943 OR The Celtic FC 5 2

unused substitutes:

substitute goalkeeper:-Bobby Clark (Aberdeen FC)

team notes:

Manager Bobby Brown played for Scotland against England in April 1952.
John Hughes replaced original choice centre-forward, ALan Gilzean.
 
4-3-3 Simpson -
Gemmell, McKinnon, McNeill, McCreadie -
Cooke, Greig, Bremner -
Lennox, Hughes, Johnston.

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

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, fortieth captaincy Manager: Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 48 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
54th match, W 35 - D 12 - L 7 - F 126 - A 59.
team chosen on the day of the match
England Lineup
  Banks, Gordon     G     GA
2 Newton, Keith     RB      
3 Wilson, Ramon 33 17 December 1934 LB Everton FC 59 0
4 Mullery, Alan P. 26 23 November 1941 RHB Tottenham Hotspur FC 7 0
5 Labone, Brian 28 23 January 1940 CB Everton FC 6 0
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 26 12 April 1941 CB West Ham United FC 57 2
7 Ball, Alan     OL      
8 Hurst, Geoffrey     OR      
9 Summerbee, Michael G. 25 15 December 1942 CF Manchester City FC 1 0
10 Charlton, Robert     AM      
11 Peters, Martin S. 24 8 November 1943 LHB West Ham United FC 16 6

unused substitutes:

substitute goalkeeper:-Gordon West

team notes:

Manager Alf Ramsey played against Scotland in four matches from 1950 until 1953.
 
4-3-3 Banks -
Newton, Labone, Moore, Wilson -
Mullery, Charlton, Peters -
Hurst, Summerbee, Ball

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

England needed a draw to qualify for the European championship quarter-finals, Scotland a win. Martin Peters (described by Sir Alf as 'twenty years ahead of his time') produced one of his most impressive performances for England, scoring their goal with a superbly controlled swerving shot and going close on three other occasions. John Hughes headed Scotland's equaliser when Gordon Banks slipped on the treacherous surface that was a mixture of mud and ice. Charlie Cooke had a brilliant twenty-minute spell when he ran the England defence dizzy, but the Scottish strikers could not cash in on his creative work. Mike Summerbee made a quietly impressive debut, and played an important assist role in the Peters goal that stamped the passport for England play Spain in a two-legged Nations Cup quarter-final.

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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