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288 vs. Belgium
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: 59,000;
Kick-off: tbc BST

England - Johnny Haynes (dribbles around the defence then shoots), Don Revie (runs onto Haynes pass to shoot 78)
Results 1950-1955

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

 

Match Summary

Officials

Northern Ireland

Type

England

Referee (-) - C.E. Faultless
x (-), Scotland.

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: Peter Dermot Doherty, 41 (5 June 1913), appointed October 1951, also manager at Doncaster Rovers FC since June 1949.
eleventh match, W 1 - D - 2 - L 8 - F 10 - A 29.
Northern Ireland Lineup
  Uprichard, W. Norman M. 26 20 April 1928 G Portsmouth FC, England 8 19 GA
2 Montgomery, Frank J. nk not known RB Coleraine FC 1 0
3 McMichael, Alfred 27 1 October 1927 LB Newcastle United FC, England 16 0
4 Blanchflower, R. Dennis 28 10 February 1926 RHB Aston Villa FC, England 14 0
5 Dickson, William 31 15 March 1923 CHB Arsenal FC, England 12 0
6 Peacock, Robert 26 29 September 1928 LHB The Celtic, Scotland 4 0
7 Bingham, William L. 23 5 August 1931 OR Sunderland AFC, England 12 0
8 Blanchflower, John 21 7 March 1933 IR Manchester United FC, England 2 0
9 Simpson, William J. 24 12 December 1929 CF Rangers FC, Scotland 5 2
10 McIlroy, James 22 25 October 1931 IL Burnley FC, England 10 0
11 McParland, Peter J. 20 25 April 1934 OL Aston Villa FC, England 2 2

reserves:

-

team notes:

Manager Peter Doherty played for Ireland against England on seven seperate occasions from 1935 until 1947, scoring one in 1947.
Danny and Jackie Blanchflower are brothers.
 
2-3-5 Uprichard -
Montgomery, McMichael -

D.Blanchflower, Dickson, Peacock -
Bingham,
J.Blanchflower, Simpson, McIlroy, McParland.

Averages:

Age 24.8 Appearances/Goals 7.8 0.3

 

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. Team chosen by Selection Committee.
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 Byrne     LB Manchester United    
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

reserves:

-

team notes:

Billy Wright extends his record appearance tally.
 
2-3-5 Wood -
Foulkes, Byrne -
Wheeler, Wright, Barlow -
Matthews, Revie, Lofthouse, Haynes, Pilkington.

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.

     ....elsewhere on this day

Football League Division One:
   Aston Villa 0 Huddersfield Town 0
   Burnley 2 Sheffield United 1
   Cardiff City 4 Newcastle United 2

   Chelsea 3 West Bromwich Albion 3
   Leicester City 3 Arsenal 3
   Manchester City 1 Everton 0
   Preston North End 1 Portsmouth 1
   Sheffield Wednesday 2 Blackpool 1
   Sunderland 1 Bolton Wanderers 1
   Tottenham Hotspur 1 Charlton Athletic 4

   Wolverhampton Wanderers 4 Manchester United 2
Football League Division One table:
   West Bromwich Albion P 11 16pts
   Manchester City P 11 16pts
   Sunderland P 11 15pts
   Chelsea P 12 15pts
   Preston North End P 11 14pts
   Wolverhampton Wanderers P 11 14pts
   Manchester United P 11 14pts
   Everton P 11 13pts
  Bolton Wanderers P 11 13pts
   Portsmouth P 11 12pts
   Cardiff City P 11 12pts
   Newcastle United P 11 11pts
   Huddersfield Town P 11 11pts
   Charlton Athletic P 11 10pts
  Arsenal P 11 9pts
   Burnley P 11 9pts
   Leicester City P 11 8pts
   Aston Villa P 11 8pts
   Sheffield Wednesday P 11 7pts
   Blackpool P 11 6pts
   Tottenham Hotspur P 11 6pts
   Sheffield United P 12 5pts

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)
Northern Ireland's Footballing Greats

Norman Giller
, Football Author

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CG