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Saturday, 2 April 1966
Home International Championship 1965-66 (71st) Match

Scotland 3 England 4 [1-2]


Match Summary
Scotland Squad
England Squad

Hampden Park, Kinghorn Drive, Mount Florida, Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Attendance: 123,052;
Kick-off: 3.00pm BST
Live on BBC One (Scotland) -
Commentator: George Davidson, also live on ITV (Grampian and Scottish) - Commentator: Alex Cameron

England - Geoff Hurst (18), Roger Hunt (35, 47), Bobby Charlton (73)
Scotland - Denis Law (41), Jimmy Johnstone (56, 80)
England - Jack Charlton
Results 1965-1970

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Match Summary





Referee (red) - H Faucheux
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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Scotland Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 12th to 16th
Colours: Made by Umbro - blue crew necked jerseys with white collars/cuffs, white shorts, blue socks with red tops.
Capt:   Manager:  
Scotland Lineup
  Ferguson, R.     G     GA
2 Greig, John     RB      
3 Gemmell, T     LB      
4 Murdoch, Robert     RHB      
5 McKinnon, R     CHB      
6 Baxter, J C.     LHB      
7 Johnstone, James     OR      
8 Law, Denis      IR      
9 Wallace, W.S.B.     CF      
10 Bremner, William J.     IL      
11 Johnston, William     OL      
Scotland Substitutes

unused substitutes:

- -


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 4th
Colours: The 1965 Umbro home uniform - White crew necked jerseys, blue shorts, white socks.
Capt: Bobby Moore, 21st captaincy Manager: Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 46 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
33rd match, W 19 - D 8 - L 6 - F 81 - A 48.
England Lineup
  Banks, Gordon     G     GA
2 Cohen, George R.     RB      
3 Newton, Keith R.     LB      
4 Stiles, Norbert P. 23 18 May 1942 RHB Manchester United FC 11 1
5 Charlton, John     CHB      
Charlton cautioned for Dissent, for complaining over a blatant Scottish handball, and the fact that a penalty was not  awarded.
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 24 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 38 1
7 Ball, Alan J.     OR      
8 Hunt, Roger     IR      
9 Charlton, Robert     CF      
10 Hurst, Geoffrey C.     IL      
11 Connelly, John M.     OL      
England Substitutes

unused substitutes:

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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

Geoff Hurst scored his first goal for England in the nineteenth minute to start a spree that excited the 133,000 crowd but made purists wince at the procession of defensive blunders by both teams. Hunt added a second goal for England before Denis Law threw himself forward in typical dare-devil style to head Scotland's first goal just before half-time. Hunt  made it 3-1 early in the second-half, and then Celtic's jinking winger Jimmy Johnstone pulled it back to 3-2 before a thunderbolt shot from Bobby Charlton restored the two-goal lead. This was Charlton in imperious form as he reveled in his role as midfield orchestrator.  Johnstone, turning the England defence inside out with his dribbling runs, scored the final goal six minutes from the end with a delicate curling shot that deceived goalkeeper Gordon Banks. A press reporter said to Alf Ramsey immediately after the match, 'A great game to watch, Alf.' The cold blue eyes became a burning glare on the journalist. 'For you maybe,' said Alf, 'but I thought there was some appalling football played. We must be much, much tighter.' Seven-goal thrillers did not belong in the Ramsey textbook. Once a perfectionist right-back, always a perfectionist right-back.

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