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Saturday, 6 April 1963
Home International Championship 1962-63 (68th) Match

England 1 Scotland 2 [0-1]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Scotland Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley Park, Wembley, Middlesex
The Stadium now had its roof, built at a cost of half a million pounds.
Attendance: 98,606; Receipts: £76,000;
Kick-off: 3.00pm BST

Scotland - Jim Baxter (2, one penalty)
England - Bryan Douglas (80)
Results 1960-1965

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Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Scotland

Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 10th to 11th
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, sixth captaincy Manager: Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 43 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective 31 December 1962, as part of the ISC.
second match, W 0 - D 0 - L 2 - F 3 - A 7.
England Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4 Moore, Robert F.C. 21 12 April 1941 RHB West Ham United FC 10 0
5 Norman, Maurice 28 8 May 1934 CHB Tottenham Hotspur FC 7 0
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9 Smith, Robert A. 30 22 February 1933 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC 9 9
10 Melia, James 25 1 November 1937 IL Liverpool FC 1 0
11       OL      
England Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Scotland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 8th
Colours: Made by Umbro - blue continental jerseys with white v-neck collars/cuffs, white shorts, blue socks with red tops.
Capt: Eric Caldow Manager:  
Scotland Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      
Scotland Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Both teams were down to ten men within five minutes following a collision between Bobby Smith and Scottish skipper Eric Caldow, who was carried off with a triple fracture of the leg. By the time Smith limped back on with his bruised knee bandaged 'Slim' Jim Baxter had twice beaten England's new goalkeeper Gordon Banks, first after a misplaced pass by Armfield and then from the penalty spot. Bryan Douglas scored ten minutes from the end, but the Scots deserved a victory that was masterminded by Baxter who memorably walked off with the match ball tucked up inside his jersey. This stunningly skilled showman had owned the pitch, so why not the ball? Liverpool team-mates Gerry Byrne and Jimmy Melia made their debuts. It was the first match played at the 'new' Wembley with a £500,000 roof that ran right round the stadium like a giant lip. A 98,000 crowd paid then record receipts of £76,000. Ramsey had kicked off with two defeats. Could this be the man to lead England to the World Cup?

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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