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Saturday, 3 October 1964
Home International Championship 1964-65 (70th) Match

Northern Ireland 3 England 4 [0-4]
 

 

Match Summary
Northern Ireland Squad
England Squad

Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, county Antrim
Attendance: 58,000/60,000;
Kick-off: tbc BST

England - Fred Pickering (7), Jimmy Greaves (a neat head flick 12, 16, 27),
Northern Ireland - Sammy Wilson (header 53), Jimmy McLaughlin (56, 77)
Results 1960-1965

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

 

Match Summary

Officials

Northern Ireland

Type

England

Referee (-) - W. Brittle
x (-), Glasgow, 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 35th to 38th
Colours: Made by Bukta - Green continental jerseys with white v-neck collar/cuffs, white shorts, green socks with white tops.
Capt: Terry Neill Manager: Robert Peacock, 36 (29 September 1928), appointed October 1962.
twelfth match, W 5 - D 1 - L 6 - F 22 - A 29.
Northern Ireland Lineup
  Jennings, Patrick A. 19 12 June 1945 G Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 3 6 GA
2 Magill, E. James 25 7 May 1939 RB Arsenal FC, England 15 0
3 Elder, Alexander R. 23 25 April 1941 LB Burnley FC, England 19 0
4 Harvey, Martin 23 19 September 1941 RHB Sunderland AFC, England 10 2
5 Neill, W.J. Terence 22 8 May 1942 CHB Arsenal FC, England 17 0
6 McCullough, William J. 28 27 July 1935 LHB Arsenal FC, England 8 0
7 Best, George 18 22 May 1946 OR Manchester United FC, England 3 0
8 Crossan, John A. 25 29 November 1938 IR Sunderland AFC, England 10 4
9 Wilson, Samuel J. 27 1937 CF Falkirk FC, Scotland 7 6
10 McLaughlin, James C. 23 22 December 1940 IL Swansea Town FC, England 8 6
11 Braithwaite, Robert M. 27 24 February 1937 OL Middlesbrough FC, England 6 0

unused substitutes:

-

team notes:

Manager Bertie Peacock played for Ireland against England on six seperate occasions from 1954 until 1960, scoring one in 1958.
Jim McLaughlin had broken two of his fingers in the first half, he returned to score twice.
 
2-3-5 Jennings -
Magill, Elder -
Harvey, Neill, McCullough -
Best, Crossan, Wilson, McLaughlin, Braithwaite.

Averages:

Age 23.6 Appearances/Goals 9.6 1.4

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 7th to 5th
Colours: The 1963 Bukta home uniform - White crew necked jerseys, blue shorts, white socks.
Capt: Bobby Moore, eighth captaincy Manager: Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 44 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
18th match, W 11 - D 2 - L 5 - F 57 - A 32.
England Lineup
  Banks     G Leicester   GA
2 Cohen     RB Fulham    
3 Thomson, Robert A. 20 5 December 1943 LB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 5 0
4 Milne, Gordon 27 29 March 1937 RHB Liverpool FC 13 0
5 Norman, Maurice 30 8 May 1934 CHB Tottenham Hotspur FC 21 0
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 23 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 25 0
7 Paine, Terence L. 25 23 March 1939 OR Southampton FC 10 6
8
Greaves     IR Tottenham   35
9 Pickering, Frederick 23 19 January 1941 CF Everton FC 2 4
10 Charlton     IL Manchester United   33
11 Thompson, Peter 21 27 November 1942 OL Liverpool FC 7 0

unused substitutes:

-

team notes:

Manager Alf Ramsey played for England against Ireland between 1950 and 1952.
Jimmy Greaves' hat-trick, his first for England, puts him ahead in the goalscoring list, two ahead of Bobby Charlton.
 
2-3-5 Banks -
Cohen, Thomson -
Milne, Norman, Moore -
Paine, Greaves, Pickering, Charlton, Thompson.

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Master poacher Jimmy Greaves scored a first-half hat-trick as England rushed to a 4-0 half-time lead, but the second-half belonged to George Best and Ireland. The young Manchester United winger tied the defenders into knots, and inspired the Irish into a fight back that had England hanging on to a one goal lead at the final whistle. Alf Ramsey gave his team a rocket after the match for becoming complacent. If it had not been for a string of superb saves by Banks, Northern Ireland's second half revival movement would have been rewarded with a remarkable victory. 'If we struggle to hold on to a 4-0 lead,' Ramsey said afterwards, 'what's going to happen if we go a goal down? We must start being more disciplined.'

    ....elsewhere on this day 

Football League Division One:
   Chelsea 5 Blackburn Rovers 1
   Everton 1 West Ham United 1
   Sheffield United 1 West Bromwich Albion 1
   Stoke City 1 Nottingham Forest 1
  
Football League Division One table:
   Chelsea P 12 19pts
   Manchester United P 11 15pts
   Blackpool P 11 15pts
   Everton P 11 14pts
   Sheffield United P 11 13pts
    Nottingham Forest P 11 13pts
    Sheffield Wednesday P 11 12pts
    Arsenal P 10 12pts
    Tottenham Hotspur P 11 12pts
    Leeds United P 11 12pts
    Blackburn Rovers P 11 11pts
   West Ham United P 11 11pts
    Stoke City P 11 11pts
    Leicester City P 10 10pts
    West Bromwich Albion P 12 10pts
    Fulham P 11 10pts
    Birmingham City P 11 8pts
    Burnley P 11 8pts
    Liverpool P 9 7pts
    Sunderland P 10 6pts
    Aston Villa P 10 6pts
    Wolverhampton Wanderers P 11 3pts

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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CG