Match No. 153 - Saturday, 2nd April 1927

  • "Eight minutes of the second half had gone by when Scotland went in front. McLean took a neat pass from McPhail to centre in perfect style, and Morton, running in, bundled the ball into the net with Brown powerless." Alan Morton, 53'
  •  
    • GK
    • Jack HarknessJohn Diamond Harkness.
      Born 27th Sep 1907, Glasgow.
    • RB
    • Willie McStayWilliam McStay.
      Born 21st Jun 1892, Netherburn.
      (c)
    • LB
    • Robert ThomsonRobert Thomson.
      Born 23rd Sep 1903, Falkirk.
    • HB
    • Tom MorrisonThomas Kelly Morrison.
      Born 21st Jan 1904, Coylton.
    • HB
    • Jimmy GibsonJames Davidson Gibson.
      Born 12th Jun 1901, Larkhall.
    • HB
    • Jimmy McMullanJames McMullan.
      Born 26th Mar 1895, Denny.
    • OR
    • Adam McLeanAdam McLean.
      Born 27th Apr 1899, Glasgow.
    • IR
    • Andy CunninghamAndrew Cunningham.
      Born 31st Jan 1891, Galston.
    • CF
    • Hughie GallacherHugh Kilpatrick Gallacher.
      Born 2nd Feb 1903, Bellshill.
    • IL
    • Bob McPhailRobert Lowe McPhail.
      Born 25th Oct 1905, Barrhead.
    • OL
    • Alan MortonAlan Lauder Morton.
      Born 24th Apr 1893, Glasgow.
  • Assist: Willis Edwards. "A fast moving attack brought an equalising goal. Edwards sent to Dean as Harkness ran out, and the England centre forward shot as he met the goalkeeper." Dixie Dean3rd of 18 goals. , 65'
  • "Dean rushed through at great speed, and as before, beat Harkness as the Scotland goalkeeper advance to meet him. Only two minutes then remained..." Dixie Dean4th of 18 goals. , 88'
    • GK
    • Jack BrownSheffield Wed, 2nd of 6 caps
      28 years, 0 months, 14 days
    • RB
    • Roy GoodallHuddersfield, 2nd of 25 caps
      24 years, 3 months, 2 days
    • LB
    • Taffy JonesBlackburn, 1st of 6 caps
      30 years, 6 months, 29 days
    • CH
    • Jack HillBurnley, 4th of 11 caps
      30 years, 1 month, 0 days
      (c)1st captaincy
    • LH
    • Sid BishopLeicester, 1st of 4 caps
      27 years, 1 month, 20 days
    • OR
    • Joe HulmeArsenal, 1st of 9 caps
      22 years, 7 months, 7 days
    • IR
    • George BrownHuddersfield, 3rd of 9 caps
      23 years, 9 months, 10 days
    • CF
    • Dixie DeanEverton, 2nd of 16 caps
      20 years, 2 months, 11 day
    • IL
    • Arthur RigbyBlackburn, 1st of 5 caps
      26 years, 9 months, 25 days
    • OL
    • Louis PageBurnley, 2nd of 7 caps
      28 years, 0 months, 6 days

Notes

  • Player Injuries"England's first victory in Scotland for twenty-three years was the more remarkable as an injury to Hill, the captain and centre half-back, left them with ten men during brief periods and caused a complete rearrangement of the forwards and half-backs. In the second half, moreover, Goodall received a severe blow on the head when he collided with Hill, and Hulme fell lame after sharing forward honours of the match with Alan Morton." Hill had collided with Jones and received a cut over his eye, he had to leave the field for fifteen minutes in the first half. "[After Scotland had scored] England again lost the services of Hill...although the visiting captain was able to resume at outside right with his head heavily bandaged. The forwards as a consequence, had to be rearranged, Brown crossing to inside left, while Rigby became left half-back and Bishop took the centre half-back position."
  • Player MilestoneTaffy Jones' 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneSid Bishop's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneJoe Hulme's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneArthur Rigby's 1st Cap

Sources

  • The Times Monday 4th April, 1927
  • The History of the English Football League: Part One 1888-1930 by Michael J. Slade (Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co. 2013)
  • The Guardian "England's association victory" Monday 4th April 1927, page 4.
  • Torbay Herald and Express "Scotland bows the knee", Monday 4th April 1927, page 7.
  • Daily Herald "Scotland surprised at Hampden", Monday 4th April 1927, page 8.

Managers

Referee

  • Arthur Ward

Attendance

  • 111,214

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • Up 1 place, gaining 34 ranking points to 1864 points England - 9th - 1
  • Scotland - 3rd