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Saturday, 16 July 1966
The World Championship Jules Rimet Cup Finals First Phase Group One, Match Four

Mexico 0 England 2 [0-1]


Match Summary
Mexico Squad
England Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 92,570; Ramsey surpasses one million supporters at the Stadium
Kick-off: 7.30pm BST
Live on BBC One (UK) - Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme and Johnny Haynes. Also live on ITV (Anglia, ATV, Border, Grampian, Teledu Cymru, TWW and Tyne Tees), second half live on ITV (ABC, Southern and Westward), final fifteen minutes live on ITV (Scottish) - Commentator: Hugh Johns and Dave Bowen.

England - Bobby Charlton (38), Roger Hunt (75)
Results 1965-1970

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Match Summary





Referee (-) - Concetto lo Bello
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Linesmen - tbc

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Mexico Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 13th to 14th
Colours: Dark red crew necked jerseys, blue shorts, blue socks.
Capt: Gustavo Peña Manager: Ignacio Trellez Campos
Mexico Lineup
12 Calderón González, Ignacio F.     G     GA
2 Chaires Riso, Arturo     RB      
15 Hernández Sánchez, Guillermo A.     LB      
14 Núñez Aguirre, Gabriel     RHB      
3 Peña Velasco, Gustavo     CHB      
4 del Muro López, J.Jesús     LHB      
6 Díaz Mejía, Isidoro     OR      
19 Reyes Monteón, Salvador     IR      
20 Borja García, Enrique D.     CF      
5 Jáuregui Díaz, Ignacio     IL      
8 Padilla Gutiérrez, Aarón     OL      

unused substitutes:

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England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 5th to 3rd
Colours: The 1965 Umbro home uniform - White crew necked jerseys, blue shorts, white socks.
Capt: Bobby Moore, 26th captaincy Manager: Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 46 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
40th match, W 25 - D 9 - L 6 - F 97 - A 49.
England Lineup
  Banks, Gordon     G Leicester City FC 29 29ᵍᵃ
2 Cohen, George R.     RB Fulham FC 26 0
3 Wilson, Ramon 31 17 December 1934 LB Everton FC 47 0
4 Stiles, Norbert P. 24 18 May 1942 RHB Manchester United FC 16 1
5 Charlton, John     CHB Leeds United AFC 18 2
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 25 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 43 2
19 Paine, Terence L. 27 23 March 1939 OR Southampton FC 19 7
8 Greaves, James     IR Tottenham Hotspur FC 53 43
most goals 1964-66
9 Charlton, Robert     CF Manchester United FC 70 38
21 Hunt, Roger     IR Liverpool FC 15 13
16 Peters, Martin S. 22 8 November 1943 OL West Ham United FC 4

unused substitutes:



For the first time, England have kept four clean sheets in a row at Wembley, extending their record.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

Alf Ramsey had not yet completely abandoned wingers. Terry Paine was preferred to Connelly in this second game, with Martin Peters taking the place of Alan Ball in midfield. Bobby Charlton unleashed one of his magnificent twenty-five yard specials for the first goal, and Roger Hunt clinched victory after having what looked a good goal ruled off-side. After the frustration of the opening match against Uruguay, this victory convinced many people that England could live up to Ramsey's expectations. Mexico were not allowed to create a single goal-scoring chance by an England defence in which Bobby Moore was at his commanding best.

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