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Saturday, 10 April 1965
Home International Championship 1964-65 (70th) Match

England 2 Scotland 2 [2-1]


Match Summary
England Squad
Scotland Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 98,199;
Kick-off: 3.00pm BST

England - Bobby Charlton (powerful left-footed shot from 25-yards following a pass from his brother 23), Jimmy Greaves (twenty-yard-shot in off the post from a Bobby Charlton through pass 33)
Scotland - Denis Law (his 25-yard low shot skidded under Banks' right foot and into the net 38), Ian St. John (close range header after Cohen's chest blocked a Davy Wilson header (whilst there were only nine England players on the pitch) 58)
Results 1960-1965

Scotland won the toss, England kicked-off. ? minutes (? & ?).


Match Summary

Officials from Hungary




Referee (-) - István Zsolt
43, (28 June 1921), Budapest

Linesmen - J. Fehervari (orange flag), and G. Emsberger (flame flag)

The teams were playing with an orange ball.

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England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 4th to 6th
Colours: The 1963 Bukta home uniform - White crew necked jerseys, blue shorts, white socks.
Capt: Bobby Moore, tenth captaincy Manager: Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 45 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
22nd match, W 12 - D 5 - L 5 - F 64 - A 38.
Team chosen on Wednesday, 1 April 1965.
England Lineup
  Banks, Gordon     G Leicester City FC 15 22ᵍᵃ
2 Cohen, George     RB Fulham FC 10 0
3 Wilson, Ramon, injured off 44th min. (not replaced) 30 17 December 1934 LB Everton FC 31 0
834 4 Stiles, Norbert P. 22 18 May 1942 RHB Manchester United FC 1 0
835 5 Charlton, John     CHB Leeds United AFC 1 0
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 23 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 27 0
7 Thompson, Peter 22 27 November 1942 OR Liverpool FC 11 0
8 Greaves, James     IR Tottenham Hotspur FC 43 37
most goals 1964-65
836 9 Bridges, Barry     CF Chelsea FC 1 0
10 Byrne, John, injured     IL/LB
West Ham United FC 11 8
final app 1961-65
11 Charlton, Robert     OL/LB Manchester United FC 58 34


John Connelly (Manchester United FC).

team notes:

Manager Alf Ramsey played against Scotland in four matches from 1950 until 1953.
This is the first time England have played with brothers since the Forman's in 1899.
Ray Wilson left the pitch with severley strained chest muscles, a suspected fractured rib, following a sliding tackle on Henderson. In the 52nd minute, his replacement at left-back, Byrne, twisted his right knee, after again, attempting a tackle on Henderson, he was off the field for 17 minutes receiving treatment, returning only to limp out the match. Bobby Charlton covered the left-back position.
2-3-5 Banks -
Cohen, Wilson
(Byrne (R.Charlton)) -
Stiles, J.Charlton, Moore -
Thompson, Greaves, Bridges, Byrne, R.Charlton.
notes: Byrne replaced Wilson at left-back for the second half. Bobby Charlton then replaced Byrne when he himself got injured.


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


Scotland Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 8th to 7th
Colours: Made by Umbro - Dark blue jerseys with white crew-neck collars/cuffs, white shorts, blue socks with red tops.
Capt: Billy McNeill Manager:
Trainer: Walter McCrae (Kilmarnock FC)
John Miller McColl, 37 (7 June 1927), appointed before November 1960.
27th match, W 17 - D 2 - L 8 - F 77 - 52.
Team chosen by Selection Committee on Wednesday, 1 April 1965.
Scotland Lineup
  Brown, William D.F. 34 8 October 1930 G Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 22 34ᵍᵃ
2 Hamilton, Alexander W. 26 31 January 1939 RB Dundee FC 19 0
3 McCreadie, Edward G. 24 15 April 1940 LB Chelsea FC, England 1 0
4 Crerand, Patrick T. 26 19 February 1939 RHB Manchester United FC, England 13 0
5 McNeill, William 25 2 March 1940 CHB The Celtic FC 14 0
6 Greig, John 22 11 September 1942 LHB Rangers FC 6 0
7 Henderson, William 21 24 January 1944 OR Rangers FC 13 3
8 Collins, Robert Y. 34 16 February 1931 IR Leeds United AFC, England 29 10
9 St. John, Ian 26 7 June 1938 CF Liverpool FC, England 21 9
final app
10 Law, Denis 25 24 February 1940 IL Manchester United FC, England 29 23
11 Wilson, David 25 10 January 1939 OL Rangers FC 21 8


Billy Bremner (Leeds United AFC)

team notes:

Manager Ian McColl debuted for Scotland against England in April 1950, also playing in the 1957 meeting, and earned his fourteenth and final appearance against England in 1958.


Denis Law is the first player to score a goal against England for two different opponents, having scored for the Rest of the World team inn 1963.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

England did well to salvage a draw from a game in which they were reduced to only nine fit players. Ray Wilson went off at half-time with torn rib muscles, and Johnny Byrne – dropping back to replace Wilson in defence – became a limping passenger with a knee injury that virtually finished his international career. Ramsey blooded Barry Bridges, Nobby Stiles and Jack Charlton (with brother Bobby on the left wing). This was the first time that England's 1966 World Cup defence paraded together. Bobby Charlton and Jimmy Greaves gave England a commanding 2-0 lead inside the first thirty-five minutes. Denis Law scored for Scotland five minutes before half-time with a vićiously swerving shot, and Ian St John equalized midway through the second-half after Cohen had cleared a Davie Wilson shot off the line.  England had won the Home Championship but most neutral observers thought Alf Ramsey was being uncharacteristically overconfident when he started forecasting that England would – not might – would win the World Cup.

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