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Wednesday, 26 November 1958
Home International Championship 1958-59 (64th) Match

England 2 Wales 2 [1-1]


Match Summary
England Squad
Wales Squad

Villa Park, Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire
Attendance: 40,500
Kick-off: 2.00pm GMT
Final hour live on BBC (UK) -
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

Wales - Derek Tapscott (15), Ivor Allchurch (70)
England - Peter Broadbent (42, 75)
Results 1955-1960

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Match Summary

Officials from West Germany




Referee (-) - Albert Dusch
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Linesmen - Malka (red flag), and Schmidt (yellow flag)

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England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 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, 84th captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 45 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching in September 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
102nd match, W 60 - D 24 - L 18 - F 285 - A 142, one abandoned. Team chosen by Selection Committee.
England Lineup
  McDonald, Colin A. 28 15 October 1930 G Burnley FC 8 11ᵍᵃ
final app 1958
2 Howe, Donald 23 12 October 1935 RB West Bromwich Albion FC 14 0
3 Shaw, Graham L. 24 9 July 1934 LB Sheffield United FC 2 0
4 Clayton, Ronald 24 5 August 1934 RHB Blackburn Rovers FC 24 0
5 Wright, William A. 35 6 February 1924 CHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 99 3
most apps 1946-58
6 Flowers, Ronald     LHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 2 0
775 7 Clapton, Daniel     OR Arsenal FC 1 0
final app 1946-58
8 Broadbent, Peter F. 25 15 May 1933 IR Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 3 2
9 Lofthouse, Nathaniel 33 27 August 1925 CF Bolton Wanderers FC 33 30
final app 1950-58
10 Charlton, Robert     IL Manchester United FC 6 6
11 A'Court, Alan     OL Liverpool FC 5 1
final app 1958



team notes:

Billy Wright extends his record appearance tally, in his record 64th consecutive match.
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Wales Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 24th to 22nd
Colours: Made by Umbro - Red continental jerseys with white v-neck collars/cuffs, white shorts with red side stripe, red socks with white tops.
Capt: Dave Bowen Manager: Jimmy Murphy
Wales Lineup
  Kelsey, Jack     G     GA
2 Williams, Stuart     RB      
3 Hopkins, Melvyn     LB      
4 Crowe, Victor     RHB      
5 Charles, Melvyn     CHB      
6 Bowen, David     LHB      
7 Medwin, terence     OR      
8 Waid, Dai     IR      
9 Tapscott, Derek     CF      
10 Allchurch, Ivor     IL      
11 Woosnam, Philip     OL      


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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

Like Johnny Haynes, Peter Broadbent was more a schemer than a scorer. But, standing in for the injured hat-trick hero, he twice netted equalising goals against a spirited Welsh team. Arsenal winger Danny Clapton was given the impossible job of following Tom Finney. He performed with spirit, but no player could stand comparison with the Preston footballing master. Wales had taken a fifteenth minute lead through Derek Tapscott, who gave Billy Wright a tough time at the heart of the defence. Broadbent neatly lobbed the ball over goalkeeper Jack Kelsey to make it 1-1 just before half-time. Despite the handicap of having injured skipper Dave Bowen as a passenger on the wing for much of the game, Wales continued to press forward in search of their first victory over England for twenty-three years. Ivor Allchurch restored their lead with a shot on the turn in the seventieth minute. England struck back for a second equaliser when Broadbent rose at the far post to head in a centre from Alan A'Court. This was the final England appearance for Nat Lofthouse. He finished with a record-equalling thirty international goals from just thirty-three matches. The Lion of Vienna used to terrorise goalkeepers in an era when the shoulder charge was still accepted as a legitimate weapon. Who can ever forget his treatment of Manchester United goalkeeper Harry Gregg in the 1958 FA Cup final? A few years later, the shoulder charge that put Harry and the ball into the net would have brought Lofty an instant dismissal. For Bolton, it brought them their second decisive goal. It's a different game now. 

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