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326 vs. Northern Ireland
328 vs. Wales

Wednesday, 22 October 1958
International Friendly Match

England 5 USSR 0 [1-0]


Match Summary
England Party
USSR Party

Empire Stadium, Wembley Park, Wembley, Middlesex
Attendance: 100,000; Winterbottom surpasses two million supporters at the Stadium
Kick-off: 2.30pm GMT
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Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

England - Johnny Haynes (45, 63, 82), Bobby Charlton (84 penalty), Nat Lofthouse (89).
Results 1955-1960

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Match Summary

Officials from France




Referee (-) - Maurice Guigue
x (-).

Linesmen - Jose Barberan (flame flag) and Marcel Lequesne

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England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 5th to 4th
Colours: The 1954 Umbro home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue shorts, blue socks with white calf hoop.
Capt: Billy Wright, 83rd captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 45 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching on 8 July 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
101st match, W 60 - D 23 - L 18 - F 283 - A 140, one abandoned. Team chosen by Selection Committee.
England Lineup
  McDonald, Colin A. 28 15 October 1930 G Burnley FC 7 9ᵍᵃ
2 Howe, Donald 23 12 October 1935 RB West Bromwich Albion FC 13 0
774 3 Shaw, Graham L. 24 9 July 1934 LB Sheffield United FC 1 0
4 Clayton, Ronald 24 5 August 1934 RHB Blackburn Rovers FC 23 0
5 Wright, William A. 34 6 February 1924 CHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 98 3
most apps 1946-58
6 Slater, William J. 31 29 April 1927 LHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 11 0
7 Douglas, Bryan     OR Blackburn Rovers FC 11 1
8 Charlton, Robert     IR Manchester United FC 5 6
9 Lofthouse, Nathaniel 33 27 August 1925 CF Bolton Wanderers FC 32 30
Haynes, John N. 24 17 October 1934 IL Fulham FC 26 12
the 51st (14th post-war) hattrick scored
11 Finney, Thomas 36 5 April 1922 OL Preston North End FC 76 30
final app 1946-58



team notes:

Billy Wright extends his record appearance tally, in his record 63rd consecutive match.
Nat Lofthouse's recall after two years was celebrated by him scoring his thirtieth goal, making him equal to Tom Finney as record highest goalscorer for England, on this, Finney's final appearance in the shirt.
Johnny Haynes becomes the most experienced player to score a hattrick. The fourth at Wembley.
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No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 4th to 7th
Colours: Red jerseys, red shorts, red socks.
Capt: Nikita Simonian Manager: Gavril Kachalin
USSR Lineup
  Belyayev, Vladimir     G     GA
2 Kesarev, Vladimir     RB      
3 Maslyonkin, Anatoli     LB      
4 Kuznetsov, Boris     RHB      
5 Voynov, Yuriy     CHB      
6 Tsaryov, Viktor     LHB      
7 Metrevelli, Slava     OR      
8 Ivanov, Valentin     IR      
9 Simonian, Nikita     CF      
10 Mammadov, Alakbar     IL      
11 Ilyin, Anatoli     OL      


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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

This was hollow revenge against the Russians for the defeat in the match that really mattered in the World Cup. Johnny Haynes, the pass master, turned goal snatcher with his one and only international hat-trick. Four of England's goals came in the second-half as goalkeeper Belaev, deputising for the injured Lev Yashin, flapped under non-stop pressure from the lion-hearted Lofthouse, who had been recalled after two years in the international wilderness. He revealed a flash of his old power with a crashing left foot shot for the fifth goal despite a Russian defender having a handful of his shirt. Bobby Charlton's goal came from the penalty spot. Ronnie Clayton, who was eventually to succeed Billy Wright as skipper, had an outstanding game with his driving performance from midfield, and Graham Shaw made a sound debut at left-back. The BBC television Sportsview team, led by Kenneth Wolstenholme, had been campaigning to have Johnny Haynes replaced. When they reported the match and Johnny's hat-trick, they appeared in front of the cameras in sackcloth and ashes.  This was notable as Tom Finney's seventy-sixth and final game for England. No better player ever wore the white shirt. He left the stage quietly when what he deserved was a farewell of fireworks and praise for all he had achieved for England. Tommy was as modest as they come, and he should have received better treatment from the selectors who just suddenly ignored him after an injury and a run of bad form.

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
Drew Herbertson, Scottish FA historian