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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 (16), Jimmy Greaves (2), Bobby Charlton, Bryan Douglas
Northern Ireland - McAdams (2)
Results 1960-1965

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

 

Match Summary

Officials

Northern Ireland

Type

England

Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

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:   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      
Northern Ireland Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

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       RB      
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       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9 Smith, Robert A. 27 22 February 1933 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC 1 1
10 Haynes, John N. 25 17 October 1934 IL Fulham FC 37 14
11       OL      
England Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
4-2-4 -

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.

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)
Norman Giller
, Football Author

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