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Wednesday, 19 January 1955
International Friendly Intermediate Match

England 5 Italy 1 [1-0]
 



Match Summary
England Party
Italy Party

Stamford Bridge Stadium, Fulham, London
Kick-off (GMT): 2.15pm

Attendance: 33,559.

unknown kicked off  
[1-0] Bobby Ayre 34
 just beat Stefani to a Atyeo pass

[2-1] John Atyeo 48
 
headed in a Haynes cross
[3-1] Frank Blunstone 58
 pushed in from a Hooper pass

[4-1] Harry Hooper 82
 walked-in from 2-yards from a Haynes pass
[5-1] Harry Hooper 85
 'gambolled it into the net' from a Hooper cross

[1-1] Marco Savioni 47
headed in from a long Corradi throw-in into the penalty area
 
 

Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Italy
Referee (-) - Louis Fauquemerghe
x (-), France.

Linesmen - A.W. Smith, Hampshire (red flag) and N. Onley-Wilde, Kent (yellow flag).

The Continental ruling of allowing a substitute to replace an injured player prior to the 44th minute, and a goalkeeper at any time, is in place.

  Goal Attempts  
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  Possession  

England Intermediate Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established; Colours: The 1949 home uniform - White collared jerseys, blue shorts, red socks with white tops.
Capt: Peter Sillett, first captaincy Manager:
Trainer: Bill Nicholson (Tottenham Hotspur FC)
Walter Winterbottom, 41 (31 March 1913), appointed as FA national director of coaching/team manager on 8 July 1946;
second intermediate match, W 0 - D 0 - L 1 - F 5 - A 4.
Team chosen by Selection Committee on Sunday, 16 January 1954.
England Lineup
  Matthews, Reginald D. 22 20 December 1932 G Coventry City FC 1 1 GA
2 Foulkes, William A. 23 5 January 1932 RB Manchester United FC 1 0
3 Sillett, R. Peter T. 21 1 February 1933 LB Chelsea FC 1 0
4 Flowers, Ronald 20 28 July 1934 RHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 1 0
5 Smith, Trevor 18 13 April 1936 CHB Birmingham City FC 1 0
6 Edwards, Duncan 18 1 October 1936 LHB Manchester United FC 2 0
7 Hooper, Harry 21 14 June 1933 OR West Ham United FC 1 2
8 Atyeo, P. John W. 23 7 February 1932 OL Bristol City FC 1 1
9 Ayre, Robert W. 22 26 March 1932 CF Charlton Athletic FC 1 1
10 Haynes, John N. 20 17 October 1934 IL Fulham FC 1 0
11 Blunstone, Frank 20 17 October 1934 OL Chelsea FC 2 1

unused substitutes:

Dave Meeson (Reading FC), Stan Anderson (Sunderland AFC), Vic Groves (Leyton Orient FC)

team notes:

The team was chosen the weekend following a trial match, losing 3-0 to Arsenal on Wednesday, 12 January 1955.
The team then trained at Fulham's Craven Cottage prior to the match, beating the Fulham side 1-0.
 
2-3-5 Matthews -
Foulkes, Sillett -
Flowers, Smith, Edwards -
Hooper, Atyeo, Ayre, Haynes, Blunstone.

Averages:

Age 20.7 Appearances/Goals 1.2 0.0

 

Italy Intermediate Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established; Colours: "By completely outplaying the olive-shirted bambinos of Italy."
Capt: Giusseppe Corradi Manager: Angelo Schiavo, 49 (15 October 1905)
Team chosen on Wednesday, 12 January 1955
Italy Lineup
1 Stefani, Ideo 22 20 March 1932 G Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio SpA    
2 Rota, Battista 22 18 July 1932 RB Bologna FC 1909 SpA    
3 Zagatti, Francesco 22 18 April 1932 LB AC Milan SpA    
4 Corradi, Giussepe 22 7 July 1932 RHB Juventus FC    
5 Bernasconi, Gaudenzio 22 8 August 1932 CHB UC Sampdoria    
6 Delfino, Luciano, injured off 42nd min 22 9 August 1932 LHB Genoa CFC    
7 Olivieri, Rinaldo 20 1 January 1935  OR SocietÓ Polisportiva Ars et Labor    
8 Pivatelli, Gina 21 27 March 1933 IR Bologna FC 1909 SpA    
9 Virgili, Guiseppi 19 24 July 1935 CF ACF Fiorentina    
10 Posio, Celso 23 26 April 1931 IL/LHB SSC Napoli    
11 Savioni, Marco 23 23 February 1931 OL Novara Calcio    
Italy Substitutes
  Bacci, Giancarlo, on 42 min. for Delfino 23 17 June 1931 IL AC Torino    

unused substitutes:

Gianni Remani (Udinese), Luigi Zannieer (Atalanta), Antonio Mentice (Juventus).

team notes:

This team was chosen after they drew 1-1 with the senior Italian side in Bologna. The team trained at Arsenal Stadium prior to the match.
Head of selection committee, Angelo Schiavo played for the Italian senior side against England in 1933.
 
2-3-5 Stefani -
Rota, Zagatti -
Corradi, Bernasconi, Delfino
(Posio) -
Olivieri, Pivatelli, Virgili, Posio
(Bacci), Savioni.

Averages:

Age 21.6 Appearances/Goals    

 

Source Notes

Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks

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