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430 vs. Northern Ireland
431
432 vs. Scotland

Wednesday, 7 May 1969
Home International Championship 1968-69 (74th) Match

England 2 Wales 1 [0-1]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Wales Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 70,000;
Kick-off: 7.45pm BST
Live on BBC One (UK) -
Commentator: David Coleman

Wales - Ron Davies (scored from a Rodrigues cross 18)
England - Franny Lee (penalty hit crossbar 21)
England - Bobby Charlton (54), Franny Lee (rebound after Astle's header was blocked 74)
Results 1965-1970

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

 

Match Summary

Officials from Northern Ireland

England

Type

Wales

Referee (-) - John Adair
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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

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, 51st captaincy Manager: Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 49 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
66th match, W 42 - D 15 - L 9 - F 146 - A 67.
England Lineup
  West, Gordon     G Everton FC 2 2ᵍᵃ
2 Newton, Keith     RB Blackburn Rovers FC 15 0
3 Cooper, Terence     LB Leeds United AFC 2 0
4 Moore, Robert F.C. 28 12 April 1941 RHB West Ham United FC 68 2
5 Charlton, John     CHB Leeds United AFC 31 5
6 Hunter, Norman     LHB Leeds United AFC 12 1
7
Lee, Francis H. 25 29 April 1944 OR Manchester City FC 4 3
8 Bell, Colin 23 26 February 1946 IR Manchester City FC 5 0
860 9 Astle, Jeffrey     CF West Bromwich Albion FC 1 0
10 Charlton, Robert     IL Manchester United FC 92 47
most goals 1968-69
11 Ball, Alan J.     OL Everton FC 31 4

unused substitutes:

-

team notes:

Manager Alf Ramsey also played against Wales three times between 1950 and 1952. He was the captain in 1950.
Francis Lee's penalty kick was the fiftieth awarded to England
 
2-3-5 West -
Newton, Cooper -
Moore,
J.Charlton, Hunter -
Lee, Bell, Astle
, R.Charlton, Ball.

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Wales Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 38th
Colours: Made by Umbro - Red crew necked jerseys, red shorts, and red socks.
Capt: Alan Durban Manager: David Bowen
Wales Lineup
  Sprake, Gareth     G     GA
2 Rodrigues, Peter J.     RB      
3 Thomas, Roderick J.     LB      
4 Durban, W. Alan     RHB      
5 Powell, David     CHB      
6 Burton, Alwyn D.     LHB      
7 Jones, Barrie S.     OR      
8 Davies, Ronald T.     IR      
9 Toshack, John B.     CF      
10 Davies, R. Wyn     IL      
11 Moore, Graham     OL      

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Wyn Davies gave Wales the lead and they were looking the better team  when England were awarded a penalty that Francis Lee fired against the woodwork. The miss seemed to inspire rather than depress the Manchester City striker, and he laid on the equaliser for Bobby Charlton following a smart exchange of wall passes, and he then notched the winner after a drive from lively debutant Jeff Astle had been cleared off the line.

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)
Norman Giller
, Football Author

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CG