Match No. 158 - Monday, 28th November 1927

  • Direct from a corner kick. "Eleven minutes from time Gray tried to punch away a corner kick taken by Page. He missed, and the ball entered the net." Louis Page2nd of 2 goals, 79'
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    • RB
    • Roy GoodallHuddersfield, 6th of 25 caps
      24 years, 10 months, 28 days
    • LB
    • Reg OsborneLeicester, Only Cap
      29 years, 4 months, 5 days
    • RH
    • Alf BakerArsenal, Only Cap
      29 years, 7 months, 1 day
    • CH
    • Jack HillBurnley, 8th of 11 caps
      30 years, 8 months, 26 days
      (c)5th captaincy
    • OR
    • Joe HulmeArsenal, 5th of 9 caps
      23 years, 3 months, 2 days
    • IR
    • George BrownHuddersfield, 7th of 9 caps
      24 years, 5 months, 6 days
    • CF
    • Dixie DeanEverton, 7th of 16 caps
      20 years, 10 months, 6 days
    • IL
    • Arthur RigbyBlackburn, 5th of 5 caps
      27 years, 5 months, 21 day
    • OL
    • Louis PageBurnley, 7th of 7 caps
      28 years, 8 months, 1 day
  • "[Wales] took the lead after twenty-two minutes of play. Hole played an important part in the successful movement but it was Lewis who scored, the centre shooting so quickly after Tremelling had punched out a shot that the spectators hardly had time to realise his chance before it had been taken." Wilf Lewis, 22'
  • "Five minutes from the interval [England] had another blow. The ball was centred from the Welsh right, and Hill perstered by the attention of Lewis tried a back-header to his goalkeeper. Tremelling however, had rushed forward and Hill turned round to see the ball slowly rolling into the net." Jack Hill, 40' (og)
    • GK
    • Bert GrayAlbert Gray.
      Born 23rd Sep 1900, Tredegar.
    • RB
    • Ben WilliamsBenjamin David Williams.
      Born 29th Oct 1900, Penrhiwceiber.
    • LB
    • Tom EvansTom Evans.
      Born 7th Apr 1903, Wales.
    • HB
    • Ray BennionSamuel Raymond Bennion.
      Born 1st Sep 1896, Wrexham.
    • HB
    • Fred KeenorFrederick Charles Keenor.
      Born 31st Jul 1894, Cardiff.
    • HB
    • Bob JohnRobert Frederick John.
      Born 3rd Feb 1899, Barry.
    • OR
    • Billy HoleBilly Hole.
      Born 1st Nov 1897, Wales.
    • IR
    • Len DaviesLeonard Stephen Davies.
      Born 28th Apr 1899, Cardiff.
    • CF
    • Wilf LewisWilfred Leslie Lewis.
      Born 1st Jul 1903, Swansea.
    • IL
    • Charlie JonesCharles Jones.
      Born 12th Dec 1899, Merthyr Tydfil.
    • OL
    • Fred CookFrederick William Cook.
      Born 2nd Jan 1902, Aberdare.

Notes

  • England GoalSome sources state that England's goal was scored by Louis Page direct from a corner kick "Eleven minutes from time Gray tried to punch away a corner kick taken by Page. He missed, and the ball entered the net." The Guardian blamed the Welsh Keeper "Gray seemd to help them by turning a corner kick by Page into the net." Other sources say it struck Fred Keenor before it went in.
  • Missed Penalty: Roy Goodall1st miss from 1st taken (0.0%). England's 9th overall. Roy Goodall missed a penalty on 50 minutes. The third consecutive penalty missed. "In the second half England were awarded a penalty for hands, but Goodall shot straight at the goalkeeper, who beat the ball up and then cleared."
  • Player MilestoneDan Tremelling's Only Cap
  • Player MilestoneReg Osborne's Only Cap
  • Player MilestoneAlf Baker's Only Cap
  • Player MilestoneArthur Rigby's Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneLouis Page's Last Cap

Sources

  • Western Morning News "England beaten. Poor show against Wales", Tuesday 29th November 1927, page 12.
  • Western Daily Press "England beaten. Disappointing forward line." Tuesday 29th November 1927, page 4.
  • England (1872- 1940) - Eire (1924 - 1940) - England/Amateurs (1906 - 1940) by International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS 1999)
  • Hull Daily Mail "England's defeat. Disappointing display at Burnley" Tuesday 29th November 1927, page 2.
  • 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 beaten at Burnley. Welsh win deserved.", Tuesday 29th November 1927, page 4.

Managers

Referee

  • Scotland William Bell

Attendance

  • 25,000

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • Down 2 places, losing -32 ranking points to 1825 points England - 11th - 2
  • Wales - 15th