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Tuaisceart Éireann

 

 
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289 vs. Switzerland
290 vs. Uruguay
291
292 vs. Wales

Saturday, 2 October 1954
Home International Championship 1954-55 (60th) Match

Northern Ireland 0 England 2 [0-0]
 

 

Match Summary
Northern Ireland Squad
England Squad

Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, county Antrim
Attendance: 50,000;
Kick-off: tbc BST

England - Johnny Haynes, Don Revie (78)
Results 1950-1955

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

 

Match Summary

Officials

Northern Ireland

Type

England

Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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

Northern Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 46th
Colours: Green continental jerseys with white v-neck collar/cuffs, white shorts, blue socks with white tops.
Capt:   Manager:  
Northern Ireland Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      
Northern Ireland Substitutes
1              

reserves:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 7th to 5th
Colours: The 1949 home uniform - White collared short-sleeved jerseys, blue shorts, red socks.
Capt: Billy Wright, 47th captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 41 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching in September 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
65th match, W 40 - D 13 - L 12 - F 189 - A 95, one abandoned
England Lineup
  Wood, Raymond E. 23 11 June 1931 G Manchester United FC 1 0 GA
2 Foulkes, William A. 22 5 January 1932 RB Manchester United FC 1 0
3       LB      
4 Wheeler, John E. 26 26 July 1928 RHB Bolton Wanderers FC 1 0
5 Wright, William A. 30 6 February 1924 CHB

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

62 3
6 Barlow, Raymond J. 28 17 August 1926 LHB West Bromwich Albion FC 1 0
7 Matthews, Stanley 39 1 February 1915 OR Blackpool FC 39 10
8 Revie, Donald G. 27 10 July 1927 IR Manchester City FC 1 1
9 Lofthouse, Nathaniel 29 27 August 1925 CF Bolton Wanderers FC 22 23
10 Haynes, John N. 19 17 October 1934 IL Fulham FC 1 1
11 Pilkington, Brian 21 12 February 1933 OL Burnley FC 1 0
England Substitutes
1              

reserves:

-

team notes:

Billy Wright extends his record appearance tally.
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Don Revie and Johnny Haynes got their first taste of international football together and scored a goal each. There were five other new caps in a team that had been completely re-modelled following the quarter-final exit from the World Cup finals: Ray Wood, Bill Foulkes, Johnny Wheeler, Ray Barlow and Brian Pilkington, who played in place of the injured Tom Finney. Foulkes, Wheeler, Barlow and Pilkington were not capped again after this victory.  The Irish worked desperately hard in a bid for their first victory over England since 1927, but the wind was knocked out of them by two goals inside two minutes late in the second half. Haynes exchanged a one-two pass with Revie before shooting wide of Portsmouth goalkeeper Norman Uprichard. Within a minute it was 2-0, Revie running on to a pass from Haynes and steering the ball low into the net. Haynes was just nineteen, and he already looked an assured and confident player who could hit accurate forty yard passes with either foot.  But the powers-that-be decided he was too young to trust with the role of midfield general, and he was dropped along with Don Revie and six other players.

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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CG