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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 - Cush, Peacock, Casey
England - Bobby Charlton (2), Tom Finney
Winterbottom's one hundredth match in charge
Results 1955-1960

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


Match Summary


Northern Ireland



Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
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  Fouls Conceded  

Northern Ireland Team



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:   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      


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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


England Team



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       LB      
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       OR      
8 Broadbent, Peter F. 25 15 May 1933 IR Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 2 0
9       CF      
10 Haynes, John N. 23 17 October 1934 IL Fulham FC 25 9
11 Finney, Thomas 36 5 April 1922 OL

Preston North End FC

75 30



team notes:

Billy Wright extends his record appearance tally, in his record 62nd consecutive match.
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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?'

Source Notes

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