Just over a year after
England's first red
change uniform was introduced, this vibrant
red replacement appeared, with blue numbers (instead of white) on the back, and red socks
(instead of black). Nat Lofthouse became the 'Lion of Vienna' on its first airing.
The number ten shirt above is the one worn by Eddie
Baily in the same game. It is part of the Neville Evans Collection at
www.englandmatchshirts.com and we are most grateful to
Simon Shakeshaft for permission to reproduce it here
(Jackie Sewell is also pictured right in action during England's 3-2 victory).
Over a year later, England avenged their 1950 World
Cup defeat with an emphatic 6-3 victory in the Yankee Stadium, wearing a red
uniform. We have yet to see the shirts from this game to confirm that it is the
same design, but it seems likely that it was. By the end of 1954,
a red v-neck version
had replaced it.