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364 vs. Northern Ireland
366 vs. France

Wednesday, 21 November 1962
Home International Championship 1962-63 (68th) Match

England 4 Wales 0 [2-0]


Match Summary
England Squad
Wales Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley Park, Wembley, Middlesex
Attendance: 27,500 (a new record low crowd for England at Wembley)
Kick-off: 2.15pm GMT
Final 80 minutes live on BBC (England) -
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

England - John Connelly (7), Alan Peacock (35, 63), Jimmy Greaves (88)
Results 1960-1965

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Match Summary





Referee (-) - S Carswell
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Linesmen - tbc

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England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 9th to 7th
Colours: The 1959 Bukta home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue shorts, white socks with red/white/blue tops.
Capt: Jimmy Armfield, fourth captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 49 (31 March 1913), appointed as FA national director of coaching/team manager on 8 July 1946;
139th and final match, W 78 - D 33 - L 28 - F 383 - A 196, one abandoned
England Lineup
  Springett, Ronald D. 27 22 July 1935 G Sheffield Wednesday FC 28 38ᵍᵃ
2 Armfield, James     RB Blackpool FC 32 0
3 Shaw, Graham L. 28 9 July 1934 LB Sheffield United FC 5 0
final app 1958-62
4 Moore, Robert F.C. 21 12 April 1941 RHB West Ham United FC 8 0
5 Labone, Brian 22 23 January 1940 CHB Everton FC 2 0
6 Flowers, Ronald 28 28 July 1934 LHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 39 10
7 Connelly, John     OR Burnley FC 9 4
8 Hill, Frederick 22 17 January 1940 IR Bolton Wanderers FC 2 0
final app 1962
9 Peacock, Alan 25 29 October 1937 CF Middlesbrough FC 4 2
10 Greaves, James     IL Tottenham Hotspur FC 25 22
814 11 Tambling, Robert V. 21 18 September 1941 OL Chelsea FC 1 0

unused substitutes:


team notes:

Ron Springett extends his record of being England's most capped goalkeeper.


England beat a record set in 1957, by going eleven matches unbeaten at the Empire Stadium.
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Wales Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 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: Stuart Williams Manager: James Murphy
Wales Lineup
  Millington, Anthony H.     G     GA
2 Williams, Stuart G. 32 9 July 1930 RB West Bromwich Albion FC, England 36 0
3 Sear, R. Clifford     LB      
4 Hennessey, W. Terence     RHB      
5 Nurse, Melvyn T.G.     CHB      
6 Lucas, Malcolm     LHB      
7 Jones, Barrie S.     OR      
8 Allchurch, Ivor J. 32 16 December 1929 IR Cardiff City FC 52 18
9 Leek, Kenneth     CF      
10 Vernon, T. Royston     IR      
11 Medwin, Terence C. 30 25 September 1932 OL Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 30 6

unused substitutes:


team notes:

Ivor Allchurch extends his record of most appearances for the Welsh national team.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

Walter Winterbottom's final match. Alf Ramsey watched from the stand in readiness to take over. There was a crowd of only 27,500 - the lowest to date for a Wembley international - to see England romp to a comfortable victory. Chelsea striker Bobby Tambling made his debut in the No. 11 jersey. Alan Peacock scored two goals, John Connelly one and Greaves netted the last goal of Winterbottom's reign. In the dressing-room after the match skipper Jimmy Armfield presented Walter with a set of crystal cut-glass goblets on behalf of the players. The toast was 'Walter Winterbottom, master manager.' He might have done even better had the amateur selectors left him alone to manage without interference. 

During his sixteen years in charge, Winterbottom's record was: P139 W78 D33 L28 F383 A196. 
The fifteen most-capped players during his reign were Billy Wright (105), Tom Finney (70), Johnny Haynes (56), Jimmy Dickinson (48), Bobby Charlton and Ron Flowers (39 each), Stanley Matthews (36), Ronnie Clayton (35), Roger Byrne, Bryan Douglas and Nat Lofthouse (33 each), Alf Ramsey and Jimmy Armfield (32 each), Ron Springett (28), Neil Franklin (27). Franklin would have doubled his caps collection but for dropping out in 1950 to play in the outlawed Colombian league. He was desperately missed by Winterbottom during the disastrous 1950 World Cup campaign.  What might England have achieved in the 1958 finals but for the Munich air disaster that robbed the team of Roger Byrne, Tommy Taylor and the irreplaceable Duncan Edwards?  Winterbottom was not the luckiest of managers.

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