Match No. 159 - Saturday, 31st March 1928

  • Direct free-kick from outside the area. Bob Kelly8th of 8 goals, 89'
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    • GK
    • Ted HuftonWest Ham, 3rd of 6 caps
      35 years, 4 months, 6 days
    • RB
    • Roy GoodallHuddersfield, 7th of 25 caps
      25 years, 3 months, 0 days
      (c)1st captaincy
    • LB
    • Taffy JonesBlackburn, 6th of 6 caps
      31 years, 6 months, 28 days
    • CH
    • Tom WilsonHuddersfield, Only Cap
      31 years, 11 month, 15 days
    • OR
    • Joe HulmeArsenal, 6th of 9 caps
      23 years, 7 months, 5 days
    • IR
    • Bob KellyHuddersfield, 14th of 14 caps
      34 years, 4 months, 15 days
    • CF
    • Dixie DeanEverton, 8th of 16 caps
      21 years, 2 months, 9 days
    • IL
    • Joe BradfordBirmingham, 3rd of 12 caps
      27 years, 2 months, 9 days
    • OL
    • Billy SmithHuddersfield, 3rd of 3 caps
      32 years, 10 months, 8 days
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  • Alex James, 44'
  • , 65'
  • Alex James, 67'
  • , 85'
    • GK
    • Jack HarknessJohn Diamond Harkness.
      Born 27th Sep 1907, Glasgow.
    • RB
    • James NelsonJames Nelson.
      Born 7th Jan 1901, Greenock.
    • LB
    • Tommy LawThomas Law.
      Born 1st Apr 1908, Glasgow.
    • HB
    • Jimmy GibsonJames Davidson Gibson.
      Born 12th Jun 1901, Larkhall.
    • HB
    • Tom BradshawThomas Bradshaw.
      Born 7th Feb 1904, Bishopton.
    • HB
    • Jimmy McMullanJames McMullan.
      Born 26th Mar 1895, Denny.
      (c)
    • OR
    • Alex JacksonAlexander Skinner Jackson.
      Born 12th May 1905, Renton.
    • IR
    • Jimmy DunnJames Dunn.
      Born 25th Nov 1900, Glasgow.
    • CF
    • Hughie GallacherHugh Kilpatrick Gallacher.
      Born 2nd Feb 1903, Bellshill.
    • IL
    • Alex JamesAlexander Wilson James.
      Born 14th Sep 1901, Mossend.
    • OL
    • Alan MortonAlan Lauder Morton.
      Born 24th Apr 1893, Glasgow.

Notes

  • Wembley WizardsThe Scottish team became known as the 'Wembley Wizards'. The victory was the biggest margin on English soil since 1881 and it was the biggest defeat that England had suffered at Wembley until the visit of the 'Mighty Magyars' 23 years later.
  • Player MilestoneTaffy Jones' Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneTom Wilson's Only Cap
  • Player MilestoneHarry Healless' Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneBob Kelly's Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneBilly Smith's Last Cap

Sources

  • Wembley - The Complete Record 1923 - 2000 by Glen Isherwood (Sports Books 2006)
  • The Times "England Outplayed", Monday 2nd April 1928, Page 6
  • The History of the English Football League: Part One 1888-1930 by Michael J. Slade (Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co. 2013)

Managers

Referee

  • Scotland William Bell

Attendance

  • 80,868

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • Down 2 places, losing -35 ranking points to 1790 points England - 13th - 2
  • Scotland - 4th