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Saturday, 15 April 1961
Home International Championship 1960-61 (66th) Match

England 9 Scotland 3 [3-0]


Match Summary
England Squad
Scotland Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley Park, Wembley, Middlesex
Attendance: 97,350;
Kick-off: 3.00pm BST

England - Bobby Robson (9), Jimmy Greaves (10, ?, ?), Bryan Douglas (?), Bobby Smith (73, 85), Johnny Haynes (79, 81),
Scotland - Dave Mackay (48), Davy Wilson (?), Pat Quinn (?)
Results 1960-1965

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


Match Summary





Referee (red) - M. Lequesne
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

England wore black armbands

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England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 6th
Colours: The 1959 Bukta home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue shorts, white socks with red/white/blue calf hoop.
Capt: Johnny Haynes, seventh captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 48 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching in September 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
120th match, W 68 - D 28 - L 24 - F 339 - A 175, one abandoned
England Lineup
  Springett, Ronald D. 25 22 July 1935 G Sheffield Wednesday FC 9 17 GA
2 Armfield      RB      
3 McNeil, Michael 21 7 February 1940 LB Middlesbrough FC 5 0
4 Robson, Robert W. 28 18 February 1933 RHB West Bromwich Albion FC 12 3
5 Swan, Peter 24 8 October 1936 CHB Sheffield Wednesday FC 8 0
6 Flowers     LHB   20 2
7 Douglas      OR      
Greaves     IR      
9 Smith, Robert A. 28 22 February 1933 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC 5 8
10 Haynes, John N. 26 17 October 1934 IL Fulham FC 41 18
11 Charlton     OL      
England Substitutes

unused substitutes:

- -


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


Scotland Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 20th to 22nd
Colours: Made by Umbro - blue continental jerseys with white v-neck collars/cuffs, white shorts, blue socks with red tops.
Capt:   Manager: John McColl
Scotland Lineup
  Haffey, F     G     GA
2 Shearer, R     RB      
3 Caldow, E     LB      
4 Mackay, David C.     RHB      
5 McNeill, W     CHB      
6 McCann, R J     LHB      
7 McLeod, J M     OR      
8 Law, Denis     IR      
9 St John, Ian     CF      
10 Quinn, P     IL      
11 Wilson, P      OL      
Scotland Substitutes

unused substitutes:

- -


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

This was the peak performance by Walter Winterbottom's new team. Bobby Robson started the ball rolling with a 20-yard shot that left goalkeeper Frank Haffey flapping at empty air in the 9th minute. Greaves struck twice, putting the finishing touches to moves masterminded by Haynes. The Scots, including players of the quality of Billy McNeill, Dave Mackay and lan St John, pulled back to 3-2 early in the second-half before they were sunk under a storm of five goals in eleven minutes. Haffey was picked on by the Scots as the scapegoat for the defeat, and he was cruelly dubbed 'Slap-Haffey'. But neutral observers considered this an exceptional display by England in general and Haynes in particular. He pulled the Scottish defence apart with a procession of precise passes, and was chaired off the pitch by team-mates at the end of the nine-goal slaughter. Hat-trick hero Greaves (12) and Smith (7) had scored nineteen goals between them in five matches at the start of a partnership that was later to flourish for 'Super Spurs' who (minus Greaves) were on their way to becoming the first team of the 20th Century to complete the League and FA Cup double.

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