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462 vs. Northern Ireland
464 vs. Yugoslavia

Saturday, 27 May 1972
Home International Championship 1971-72 (77th) Match

Scotland 0 England 1 [0-1]


Match Summary
Scotland Squad
England Squad

Hampden Park, Kinghorn Drive, Mount Florida, Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Attendance: 119,325/415;
Kick-off: tbc BST
Live on BBC (UK) - Commentator: Barry Davies. Also live on ITV (UK) - Commentators: Brian Moore and Jimmy Hill

England - Alan Ball (28)
Results 1970-1975

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


Match Summary





Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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

Scotland Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 22nd to 26th
Colours: Made by Umbro - blue collared jerseys with white collars/cuffs, white shorts, blue socks with red tops. 
Capt: Billy McNeill Manager: Tommy Docherty
Scotland Lineup
  Clark     G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      
Scotland Substitutes

unused substitutes:

- -


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


England Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 3rd
Colours: The 1965 Umbro home uniform - White crew necked jerseys, blue shorts, white socks.
Capt: Bobby Moore, 78th captaincy Manager: Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 52 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
98th match, W 62 - D 22 - L 14 - F 199 - A 87.
England Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4 Storey, Peter E. 26 7 September 1945 RHB Arsenal FC 8 0
5 McFarland, Roy L. 24 5 April 1948 CHB Derby County FC 10 0
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 31 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 96 2
7       OR      
8 Bell, Colin 26 26 February 1946 IR Manchester City FC 20 3
9 Chivers     CF      
10 Marsh, Rodney W., off 84th min. 27 11 October 1944 IL Manchester City FC 6 1
11       OL      
England Substitutes
1 Macdonald, Malcolm I., on 84th min. 22 7 January 1950 CF Newcastle United FC 3 0

unused substitutes:

- -


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

The referee called captains Bobby Moore and Billy McNeill together and ordered them to tell their players to calm things down after forty-six free-kicks had been awarded in the first thirty minutes. An Alan Ball goal in the twenty-eighth minute gave England victory in this daggers-drawn centenary match between the two countries. Peter Storey and Norman Hunter were at the heart of the trouble with their fierce tackling, and this brought out the competitive spirit in the  likes of Billy Bremner, Bobby Moncur and Denis Law. For long spells players seemed more intent on kicking each other rather than the ball.  Scottish FA President Hugh Nelson described the game as 'a disgrace,' and made no secret of the fact that he thought England had started it with their retaliate-first approach. Veteran onlookers could not recall a more vicious encounter between the auld enemy, and football was the loser.

Source Notes

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