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Wednesday, 22 November 1950
International Friendly Match

England 2 Yugoslavia 2 [2-1]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Yugoslavia Squad

Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, Islington, County of London
Attendance: 61,000;
Kick-off: 2.15pm GMT
Final hour live on BBC (UK) - Commentator: Jimmy Jewell and Kenneth Wolstenholme

England - Nat Lofthouse (25, 34)
Yugoslavia - Leslie Compton OG, Zivanov
Results 1950-1955

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Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Yugoslavia

Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 4th
Colours: The 1949 home uniform - White collared jerseys, blue shorts, black socks with white tops.
Capt: Alf Ramsey, second captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 37 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching in September 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
35th match, W 25 - D 4 - L 6 - F 112 - A 38.
England Lineup
  Williams, Bert F. 30 31 January 1920 G Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 13 15 GA
2 Ramsey, Alfred E. 30 22 January 1920 RB Tottenham Hotspur FC 11 0
3 Eckersley, William 25 16 July 1925 LB Blackburn Rovers FC 2 0
4 Watson, Willie 30 7 March 1920 RHB Sunderland AFC 4 0
5 Compton, Leslie H. 38 12 September 1912 CHB Arsenal FC 2 0
6 Dickinson, James W. 25 24 April 1925 LHB

Portsmouth FC

13 0
7 Hancocks, John 31 30 April 1919 OR Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 3 2
8 Mannion, Wilfred J. 32 16 May 1918 IR Middlesbrough FC 24 11
9 Lofthouse, Nathaniel 25 27 August 1925 CF Bolton Wanderers FC 1 2
10 Baily, Edward F. 25 6 August 1925 IL Tottenham Hotspur FC 4 4
11 Medley, Leslie D. 30 3 September 1920 OL Tottenham Hotspur FC 2 0
England Substitutes
1              

reserves:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Yugoslavia Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 10th
Colours: Blue jerseys, white shorts, red socks.
Capt:   Manager:  
Yugoslavia Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      
Yugoslavia Substitutes
1              

reserves:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Bolton centre-forward Nat Lofthouse announced his arrival on the international stage with two goals. It was the first time in post-war football that England had gone into action without either Matthews or Finney. Leslie Compton deflected the ball into his own net, and Yugoslavia forced a late equaliser to become the first Continental side to avoid defeat in England in a full international. Lofty scored his two goals in a five minute spell midway through the first-half. The Yugoslavs fought back bravely and their equalizer in the 72nd minute was reward for a battling performance against an England team that wasted at least five good scoring chances. Their goalkeeper, Beara, a former ball dancer, pulled off three blinding saves as England stormed forward in vain search of a late winner.

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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