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Saturday, 9 April 1960
Home International Championship 1959-60 (65th) Match

Scotland 1 England 1 [1-0]


Match Summary
Scotland Squad
England Squad

Hampden Park, Kinghorn Drive, Mount Florida, Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Attendance: 129,183;
Kick-off: 3.00pm GMT
Live on BBC (Scotland) -
Commentator: Peter Thomson

Scotland - Graham Leggat (a sizzling fifteen-yard left-footed shot from a miscued St.John backpass 17)
England - Bobby Charlton (penalty sent Haffey the wrong way 49)
England - Bobby Charlton (Caldow encroached first kick then the re-taken penalty soared wide 75)
Results 1955-1960

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Match Summary

Officials from Hungary




Referee (-) - Jen� Srank�
44 (-).

Linesmen - Vilmos K�sziner and Istvan Zsolt

Teams presented to the Guest of Hounour, Sir Myer Galpern JP, FELS, MP, the Lord Provost of Glasgow.

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Scotland Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 17th
Colours: Made by Umbro - blue continental jerseys with white v-neck collars/cuffs, white shorts, blue socks with red tops.
Capt: Bobby Evans Manager:
Trainer: Dawson Walker (Clyde FC)
Andrew Beattie (46, 11 August 1913), Second spell in charge, reappointed as part-time manager on 20 March 1959.
This spell, seventh match, W 3 - D 2 - L 2 - F 11 - A 7;
Overall, 13th match, W 5 - D 3 - L 5 - F 17 - A 21.

Team chosen by Selection Committee on Wednesday, 30 March 1960, at Arsenal Stadium, London.
Scotland Lineup
  Haffey, Francis 21 28 November 1938 G The Celtic FC 1 1 GA
2 MacKay, Duncan 22 14 July 1937 RB The Celtic FC 5 0
3 Caldow, Eric 25 14 May 1934 LB Rangers FC 22 0
4 Cumming, John 30 17 March 1930 RHB Heart of Midlothian FC 5 0
5 Evans, Robert 32 16 July 1927 CHB The Celtic FC 44 0
6 McCann, Robert J. 27 15 October 1932 LHB Motherwell FC 4 0
7 Leggat, Graham 25 20 June 1934 OR Fulham FC, England 15 8
8 Young, Alexander 23 3 February 1937 IR Heart of Midlothian FC 1 0
9 St. John, Ian 21 7 June 1938 CF Motherwell FC 4 0
10 Law, Denis 20 24 February 1940 IL Manchester City FC, England 7 1
11 Weir, Andrew B. 22 15 November 1937 OL Motherwell FC 2 1


Travelling reserve is John Hewie (Charlton Athletic FC).
Full team of reserves are Haffney; Caldow and Hewie; McNeill (The Celtic FC), Toner (Kilmarnock FC) and Higgins (Heart of Midlothian FC); Scott (Rangers FC) and David Herd (Clyde FC); Young; Cousin (Dundee FC) and Graham Leggat.

team notes:

Rangers FC's George Niven was the original chosen goalkeeper, also a debutant, his place going to Haffey on 6 April.
Tottenham Hotspur FC refused to release their three Scot players, Bill Brown, Dave Mackay, and John White.
2-3-5 Haffey -
MacKay, Caldow -
Cumming, Evand, McCann -
Leggat, Young, St. John, Law, Weir


Age 24.4 Appearances/Goals 10.0 0.8


England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 10th
Colours: The 1959 Bukta home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue shorts, red socks with white calf hoop.
Capt: Ronnie Clayton, fourth captaincy Manager:
Trainer: Harold Shepherdson (Middlesbrough FC)
Walter Winterbottom, 47 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching in September 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
112th match, W 63 - D 27 - L 22 - F 304 - A 159, one abandoned. Team chosen by Selection Committee on Thursday, 31 March 1960.
England Lineup
  Springett, Ronald D. 24 22 July 1935 G Sheffield Wednesday FC 2 2 GA
2 Armfield     RB      
3 Wilson, Ramon 25 17 December 1934 LB Huddersfield Town AFC 1 0
4 Clayton, Ronald 25 5 August 1934 RHB Blackburn Rovers FC 34 0
5 Slater, William J. 32 29 April 1927 CHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 12 0
6 Flowers     LHB      
7 Connelly     OR      
8 Broadbent, Peter F. 26 15 May 1933 IR Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 7 2
9 Baker     CF      
10 Parry, Raymond A. 24 19 January 1936 IL Bolton Wanderers FC 2 1
11 Charlton     OL      


Bobby Robson (West Bromwich Albion FC)

team notes:

Injury prevented Fulham FC's Johnny Haynes to take his place at inside-right. Broadbent taking his place on 4 April.
Ray Wilson played all but two minutes of this match with a broken nose, following a collision with Leggat.
On describing earning the first penalty awarded "[Charlton] was intercepted by an apparently ordinary tackle from McKay in the 49th minute, the outside-left collapsed with theatrical thoroughness, like a character who had swallowed poision in the third act of a victorian melodrama." - The Scotsman, Monday, 11 April 1960.
2-3-5 Springett -
Armfield, Wilson -
Clayton, Slater, Flowers -
Connelly, Broadbent, Baker, Parry, Charlton.


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

Tottenham brought the club-or-country issue to boiling point by refusing to release their three Scots, Dave Mackay, Bill Brown and John White, for this match. The referee awarded fifty-five free-kicks and three penalties, two of which were missed. Bobby Charlton converted from the penalty spot, and failed to find the net with a second twice-taken penalty. Graham Leggat, partnered by lan St John and Denis Law, scored Scotland's goal following a suicidal back pass from Bill Slater. This gave Scotland a half-time lead over England for the first time since the war, but Charlton's successful second-half penalty meant they had now gone since 1937 without beating the auld enemy on home territory. Ray Wilson, starting his distinguished England career at left-back, played on despite collecting a broken nose in the second minute, and Joe Baker battled on with a dislocated shoulder. Surely somebody would one day see the sense for substitutes, even if only for injured players?

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