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Saturday, 24 May 1975
Home International Championship 1974-75 (80th) Match

England 5 Scotland 1 [3-1]


Match Summary
England Squad
Scotland Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 98,241;
Kick-off: 3.00pm BST
Live on BBC (UK) - Commentator: David Coleman. Also live on ITV (LWT, Tyne Tees, Westward & Channel only) - Commentator: Brian Moore.

England - Gerry Francis (5, 63), Kevin Beattie (7), Colin Bell (40), David Johnson (80).
Scotland - Bruce Rioch (penalty after a Colin Todd handball 44)
Results 1970-1975

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Match Summary

Officials from German Democratic Republic




Referee (red) - R.Glockner
x (-).

Linesmen - G. Maenning and W. Riedel

Reserve Linesman - R.S. Lewis, Surrey

Teams presented to Mr Denis Howell M.P., Minister of State for Sport.


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England Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 5th
Colours: The 1974 Admiral home uniform - White collared lightweight jerseys with red/blue sleeve trim and red/blue trimmed collar/cuffs, blue shorts with red/white side stripes, white socks with red/blue tops - without the admiral logo.
Capt: Alan Ball, sixth and final captaincy Manager: Donald G. Revie, 47 (10 July 1927), appointed 4 July 1974,
8th match, W 5 - D 3 - L 0 - F 18 - A 3.
England Lineup
  Clemence     G     GA
2 Whitworth, Stephen 23 20 March 1952 RB Leicester City FC 5 0
3 Beattie     LB   3 1
4 Bell, Colin 29 26 February 1946 RHB Manchester City FC 46 9
5 Watson, David V. 28 5 October 1946 CHB Sunderland AFC 14 0
6 Todd, Colin 26 12 December 1948 LHB Derby County FC 16 0
7 Ball     OR      
8 Channon     IR      
9 Johnson, David E. 23 23 October 1951 CF Ipswich Town FC 2 3
10 Francis     IL      
11 Keegan, J. Kevin, off 85th min. 24 14 February 1951 OL Liverpool FC 14 3
England Substitutes
1? Thomas, David, on 85th min. for Keegan 24 5 October 1950 OL Queen's Park Rangers FC 6 0

unused substitutes:

Peter Shilton

team notes:

Manager Don Revie's second appearance for England was against Scotland on 2 April 1955.
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Scotland Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 8th to 12th
Colours: Made by Umbro - blue collared short-sleeved jerseys with white collars/cuffs, white shorts, red socks. 
Capt:   Manager: William Ormond
Scotland Lineup
  Kennedy, Stewart     G     GA
2 Jardine     RB      
3 McGrain     LB      
4 Munro     RHB      
5 McQueen     CHB      
6 Rioch     LHB      
7 Dalglish     OR      
8 Conn     IR      
9 Parlane     CF      
10 MacDougall     IL      
11 Duncan     OL      
Scotland Substitutes
15 Hutchison            
1? Macari            

unused substitutes:

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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

England scored twice in the first seven minutes, the opening goal from Gerry Francis a spectacular shot that rocketed into the net from twenty-five yards. Scotland never recovered from this shattering start despite some superb play by Kenny Dalglish. Colin Bell made it 3-0 five minutes before half-time before Bruce Rioch pulled one back from the penalty spot in the last minute of the half. Ball, Bell and Francis were in unstoppable form, and it was Francis who made it 4-1 in the sixty-third minute with a deflected shot after Ball had pushed a free-kick through Bell's legs into his path. Kevin Keegan, a bundle of energy in the England attack, rammed a shot against the bar ten minute later and Johnson steered the rebound into the net to complete the rout of a dispirited Scottish side. 'That's as good as it gets,' said Alan Ball, who felt he was cemented into the team as skipper.

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