MADRID, May 15.--To
wait at the end of a mile-long queue for hours in order to see your
national football team play that of another country is almost without
precedent in British football, but this was the experience of many of
the 30,000 Spaniards who flocked to the Stadium Metropolitano to-day
with anything but misplaced enthusiasm, for they were rewarded by seeing
Spain defeat England by four goals to three.
The defeat of
England, who had quite a strong team in the field, was all the more
surprising as at the interval they led by two goals to none. The
inability of Camsell to play owing to injury was a distinct loss, as his
tremendous thrust was badly missed, and the four goals he scored against
Belgium on Saturday showed him to be at the top of his form. The game
evoked tremendous excitement, and when Spain made the score 3-3, the
crowd surged over the rails and rushed on to the ground in an endeavour
to reach the scorer and embrace him. The crowd were followed by a
company of Civic Guards with drawn swords, who cleared the pitch with
difficulty after some minutes' interruption...
after the start England opened the scoring through Carter, Adcock having
beaten several opponents in a good run which he finished with a fine
centre which the West Bromwich player turned through goal. The same
players combined in a similar effort a few minutes later, which also
resulted in Carter beating Zamora...
Shortly after the
restart Jose Pena passed to Rubio, who headed past Hufton to score
Spain's first goal. The Spaniards raced down again, and within three
minutes Lazcano, the right-winger, cut in with good judgment to finish
with a dazzling shot which completely beat Hufton...
Hufton had to run
out of goal to clear a Spanish attack, the English backs cleared, and
their forwards swept down in fine style for Hill to put them ahead with
a good goal. Spain, now one goal down, never gave up trying. A few
minutes from time Spain drew level through Lazcano, the goal being
followed by the crowd bursting through on to the field of play. Then
came the goal which made Goiburu the hero of the match. Within a few
seconds of the game being restarted he drove the ball past Hufton at a
terrific pace, the goalkeeper having no chance.
So great was the
enthusiasm of the spectators at the finish that the Civil Guard had to
escort the players from the field and set guard outside the dressing
- The Times - Thursday 16th
This report appears to suggest that Spain's first two goals were scored
after half-time. All other reports, including those in Spain, state that
they were scored towards the end of the first half.