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Saturday, 4 October 1958
Home International Championship 1958-59 (64th) Match

Northern Ireland 3 England 3 [1-1]
 

 

Match Summary
Northern Ireland Squad
England Squad

Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, county Antrim
Attendance: 58,000;
Kick-off: 3.00pm GMT

Northern Ireland - Wilbur Cush (eighteen-yard shot into an empty net from a McIlroy through-ball 33), Bertie Peacock (twenty-yard drive following a Bingham centre), Tommy Casey (bundled the ball out of McDonald's arms as he caught a McParland centre)
England - Bobby Charlton (an accurate right-foot shot from edge of penaly area, a left-footed shot from a Haynes pass 75), Tom Finney (beath Keith and Gregg to a pass-back to slip the ball in)
Winterbottom's one hundredth match in charge
Results 1955-1960

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

 

Match Summary

Officials

Northern Ireland

Type

England

Referee (-) - R.H. Davidson
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 23rd to 22nd
Colours: Made by Bukta - Green continental jerseys with white v-neck collar/cuffs, white shorts, green socks with white tops.
Capt: Danny Blanchflower Manager: Peter Dermot Doherty, 45 (5 June 1913), appointed October 1951, also manager at Bristol City FC since January 1958.
33rd match, W 7 - D - 12 - L 14 - F 40 - A 63.
Northern Ireland Lineup
  Gregg, Henry 25 27 October 1932 G Manchester United FC, England 15 22 GA
2 Keith, Richard M. 25 15 May 1933 RB Newcastle United FC, England 9 0
3 Graham, W.G. Leonard 32 17 October 1925 RB Doncaster Rovers FC, England 14 0
4 Blanchflower, R. Dennis 32 10 February 1926 RHB Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 36 0
5 Cunningham, William E. 28 20 February 1930 CHB Leicester City FC, England 22 0
6 Peacock, Robert 30 29 September 1928 LHB The Celtic, Scotland 20 1
7 Bingham, William L. 27 5 August 1931 OR Luton Town AFC, England 34 4
8 Cush, Wilbur 30 10 June 1928 IR Leeds United AFC, England 17 5
9 Casey, Thomas 28 11 March 1930 CF Portsmouth FC, England 11 2
10 McIlroy, James 26 25 October 1931 IL Burnley FC, England 32 4
11 McParland, Peter J. 24 25 April 1934 OL Aston Villa FC, England 20 7

reserves:

-

team notes:

Manager Peter Doherty played for Ireland against England on seven seperate occasions from 1935 until 1947, scoring one in 1947.
Danny Blanchflower extends his tally as the record appearance holder for Ireland.
 
2-3-5 Gregg -
Keith, Graham -
Blanchflower, Cunningham, Peacock -
Bingham, Cush, Casey, McIlroy, McParland

Averages:

Age 27.9 Appearances/Goals 20.9 1.8

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 4th to 5th
Colours: The 1954 Umbro home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue shorts, red socks with white calf hoop.
Capt: Billy Wright, 82nd captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 45 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching in September 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
100th match, W 59 - D 23 - L 18 - F 278 - A 140, one abandoned
England Lineup
  McDonald, Colin A. 27 15 October 1930 G Burnley FC 6 9 GA
2 Howe, Donald 22 12 October 1935 RB West Bromwich Albion FC 12 0
3 Banks     LB/OL Bolton    
4 Clayton, Ronald 24 5 August 1934 RHB Blackburn Rovers FC 22 0
5 Wright, William A. 34 6 February 1924 CHB

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

97 3
6 McGuiness, Wilfred 20 25 October 1937 LHB Manchester United FC 1 0
7 Brabrook     OR Chelsea    
8 Broadbent, Peter F. 25 15 May 1933 IR Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 2 0
9 Charlton     CF Manchester United    
10 Haynes, John N. 23 17 October 1934 IL Fulham FC 25 9
11 Finney, Thomas 36 5 April 1922 OL/CF

Preston North End FC

75 30

reserves:

-

team notes:

Billy Wright extends his record appearance tally, in his record 62nd consecutive match.
Late in the second half, Banks pulled up with a pulled thigh muscle and he was placed at outside-left. Finney taking up the centre-forward role.
 
2-3-5 McDonald -
Howe, Banks -
Clayton, Wright, McGuinness -
Brabrook, Broadbent, Charlton, Haynes, Finney

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Northern Ireland and England concocted a thriller on a waterlogged, mudheap of a pitch. Bobby Charlton, playing at centre-forward, scored with two thunderbolt shots to add fuel to the arguments that he should have been let off the leash in the World Cup. The Irish bravely led three times through Cush, Peacock and Casey as they searched for their first victory over England in Belfast since 1927. Bobby Charlton's two equalising goals sandwiched England's second goal by Tom Finney. This was a memorable milestone for the Preston Plumber. It was his thirtieth goal for England, a new all-time scoring record. Two Manchester United youngsters took the eye. Twenty-year-old Wilf McGuinness, another of the Busy Babes, won the first of what would surely have been many England caps but for a broken leg virtually ending his career in 1961.  Wilf, later to have an uncomfortable spell in charge at Old Trafford, would have been on the Munich flight but for staying behind in Manchester for a cartilage operation. The star of the match was Bobby Charlton, and it revived the question that had been asked so many times in Sweden, 'Why oh why was he not selected for at least one game in the World Cup?'

  ....elsewhere on this day

Football League Division One:
   Arsenal 4 West Bromwich Albion 3
   Aston Villa 2 Newcastle United 1

   Burnley 4 Chelsea 0
   Everton 3 Birmingham City 1
   Leicester City 3 Luton Town 1

   Manchester City 2 Leeds United 1
   Nottingham Forest 2 Blackpool 0

   Portsmouth 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1
   Preston North End 0 Bolton Wanderers 0

   West Ham United 6 Blackburn Rovers 3
   Wolverhampton Wanderers 4 Manchester United 0
Football League Division One table:
   Arsenal P 11 14pts
   Luton Town P 11 14pts
   Preston North End P 11 14pts
   Bolton Wanderers P 11 14pts
   Wolverhampton Wanderers P 11 13pts
   West Ham United P 11 13pts
  Chelsea P 11 13pts
   Manchester United P 11 12pts
  Blackpool P 11 12pts
   Burnley P 11 12pts
   West Bromwich Albion P 11 11pts
   Newcastle United P 11 11pts
  Nottingham Forest P 11 10pts
  Leicester City P 11 10pts
  Blackburn Rovers P 11 9pts
   Tottenham Hotspur P 11 9pts
   Portsmouth P 11 9pts
   Birmingham City P 11 9pts
   Leeds United P 11 9pts
   Everton P 11 8pts
   Manchester City P 11 8pts
  Aston Villa P 11 8pts

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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