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Saturday, 8 October 1960
Home International Championship 1960-61 (66th) Match

Northern Ireland 2 England 5 [1-2]
 

 

Match Summary
Northern Ireland Squad
England Squad

Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, county Antrim
Attendance: 60,000;
Kick-off: 3.00pm GMT

England - Bobby Smith (struck in from a Haynes' freekick 16), Jimmy Greaves (2), Bobby Charlton, Bryan Douglas
Northern Ireland - Billy McAdams (2)
Results 1960-1965

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

 

Match Summary

Officials

Northern Ireland

Type

England

Referee (-) - H. Phillips
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 27th to 33rd
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, 47 (5 June 1913), appointed October 1951.
fortieth match, W 8 - D - 13 - L 19 - F 53 - A 85.
Northern Ireland Lineup
  Gregg, Henry 27 27 October 1932 G Manchester United FC, England 20 37 GA
2 Keith, Richard M. 27 15 May 1933 RB Newcastle United FC, England 15 0
3 Elder, Alexander R. 19 25 April 1941 LB Burnley FC, England 2 0
4 Blanchflower, R. Dennis 34 10 February 1926 RHB Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 43 1
5 Forde, J. Thomas 29 14 March 1931 CHB Ards FC 2 0
6 Peacock, Robert 32 29 September 1928 LHB The Celtic, Scotland 25 2
7 Bingham, William L. 29 5 August 1931 OR Luton Town AFC, England 41 6
8 McIlroy, James 28 25 October 1931 IR Burnley FC, England 39 7
9 McAdams, William J. 26 20 January 1934 CF Bolton Wanderers FC, England 6 3
10 Dougan, A. Derek 22 20 January 1938 IL Blackburn Rovers FC, England 3 0
11 McParland, Peter J. 26 25 April 1934 OL Aston Villa FC, England 27 7

unused substitutes:

-

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, Elder -
Blanchflower, Forde, Peacock -
Bingham, McIlroy, McAdams, Dougan, McParland

Averages:

Age 27.2 Appearances/Goals 20.3 2.2

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 10th to 9th
Colours: The 1959 Bukta home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue shorts, red socks with white calf hoop.
Capt: Johnny Haynes, third captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 47 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching in September 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
116th match, W 64 - D 28 - L 24 - F 312 - A 169, one abandoned
England Lineup
  Springett, Ronald D. 25 22 July 1935 G Sheffield Wednesday FC 6 12 GA
2 Armfield     RB Blackpool    
3 McNeil, Michael 20 7 February 1940 LB Middlesbrough FC 1 0
4 Robson, Robert W. 27 18 February 1933 RHB West Bromwich Albion FC 8 2
5 Swan, Peter 24 8 October 1936 CHB Sheffield Wednesday FC 4 0
6 Flowers     CHB Wolves    
7 Douglas     OR Blackburn    
8 Greaves     IR Chelsea    
9 Smith, Robert A. 27 22 February 1933 IL Tottenham Hotspur FC 1 1
10 Haynes, John N. 25 17 October 1934 LHB Fulham FC 37 14
11 Charlton     OL Manchester United    

unused substitutes:

-
 
4-2-4 Springett -
Armfield, Swan, Flowers, McNeil -
Robson, Haynes -
Douglas, Greaves, Smith, Charlton.

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

This victory over a strong Northern Ireland team marked the start of one of the most impressive sequences of results in England football history. Bobby Smith scored with his second kick in international football after Johnny Haynes had rolled a short free-kick into his path. Bobby Robson and Haynes, soon to be Fulham clubmates, were impressive midfield partners in a 4-2-4 formation, and the front four men - Douglas, Greaves, Smith and Bobby Charlton - looked as potent a force as England had fielded for ten years. Middlesbrough's powerfully built Mick McNeil replaced injured Ray Wilson at left-back, and looked comfortable in an England jersey. Two late England goals produced a final scoreline that was unkind to an Irish team in which Danny Blanchflower and Jimmy McIlroy were outstanding. The twinning of Greaves and Smith was a sign of great things to come for both England and Tottenham.

  ....elsewhere on this day 

Football League Division One:
   Aston Villa 2 Newcastle United 0
   Blackburn Rovers 1 Burnley 4
   Blackpool 2 Fulham 5
   Bolton Wanderers 0 West Bromwich Albion 1
   Everton 0 Preston North End 0
   Leicester City 2 Arsenal 1
   West Ham United 4 Birmingham City 3
   Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Cardiff City 2
Football League Division One table:
   Tottenham Hotspur P 11 22pts
   Sheffield Wednesday P 11 19pts
   Burnley P 12 16pts
   Everton P 12 16pts
   Wolverhampton Wanderers P 12 15pts
    Fulham P 12 15pts
    Blackburn Rovers P 12 14pts
    Manchester City P 10 13pts
    Aston Villa P 12 13pts
    Leicester City P 12 12pts
    Arsenal P 12 11pts
   West Ham United P 12 11pts
    Chelsea P 11 10pts
    Birmingham City P 12 10pts
    Newcastle United P 12 10pts
    Preston North End P 12 10pts
    Cardiff City P 12 9pts
    West Bromwich Albion P 12 8pts
    Manchester United P 10 6pts
    Bolton Wanderers P 12 6pts
    Nottingham Forest P 11 6pts
    Blackpool P 12 4pts

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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