Match No. 177 - Saturday, 16th May 1931

  • Jean Capelle, 36'
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    • GK
    • Arnold BadjouArnold Badjou.
    • RB
    • Théodore NouwensThéodore Nouwens.
    • LB
    • Constant JoacimConstant Joacim.
    • RH
    • Charles SimonsCharles Simons.
    • CH
    • Auguste HellemansAugust Hellemans.
      Born 21st Jun 1907.
    • LH
    • Jacques MoeschalJacques Moeschal.
      (c)
    • OR
    • Louis VersypLouis Versyp.
    • IR
    • Bernard VoorhoofBernard Voorhoof.
    • CF
    • Jean CapelleJean Capelle.
    • IL
    • Joseph van BeeckJoseph van Beeck.
    • OL
    • Stan Vanden EyndeStan Vanden Eynde.
  • "Just before half-time Moeschal, a Belgian half-back, handled the ball in the penalty area and Houghton scored." Eric Houghton2nd of 5 goals, 42' (pen)
  • Assist: Sammy Crooks. "Clever play by Crooks on the right kept England on the attack. He got clear away and after a fast run passed in to Burgess, who scored England's second goal." Harry Burgess3rd of 4 goals, 65'
  • "Burgess scored the next goal after a tricky dribbling run." Harry Burgess4th of 4 goals, 76'
  • "England kept up the attack and Roberts scored the fourth goal from close range." Harry RobertsOnly Goal, 80'
    • GK
    • Hugh TurnerHuddersfield, 2nd of 2 caps
      26 years, 9 months, 10 days
    • RB
    • Roy GoodallHuddersfield, 16th of 25 caps
      28 years, 4 months, 16 days
    • RH
    • Alf StrangeSheffield Wed, 8th of 20 caps
      31 years, 1 month, 14 days
      (c)2nd captaincy
    • CH
    • Sam CowanMan City, 3rd of 3 caps
      30 years, 0 months, 6 days
    • LH
    • Joe TateAston Villa, 2nd of 3 caps
      26 years, 9 months, 12 days
    • OR
    • Sammy CrooksDerby, 8th of 26 caps
      23 years, 4 months, 0 days
    • CF
    • Pongo WaringAston Villa, 2nd of 5 caps
      24 years, 7 months, 4 days
    • IL
    • Harry BurgessSheffield Wed, 4th of 4 caps
      26 years, 8 months, 27 days
    • OL
    • Eric HoughtonAston Villa, 4th of 7 caps
      20 years, 10 months, 17 days

Notes

  • Penalty: Eric Houghton1st scored from 1 taken (100.0%). England's 15th overall. "Just before half-time Moeschal, a Belgian half-back, handled the ball in the penalty area and Houghton scored."
  • Player MilestoneHugh Turner's Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneSam Cowan's Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneHarry Roberts' Only Cap
  • Player MilestoneHarry Burgess' Last Cap
  • Goal MilestoneHarry Roberts' 1st Goal

Sources

  • The Times "English victory at Brussels", Monday 18th May 1931, page 6.
  • Royal Belgian Football Association
  • England (1872- 1940) - Eire (1924 - 1940) - England/Amateurs (1906 - 1940) by International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS 1999)

Managers

Referee

  • Germany Dr Peco Bauwens

Attendance

  • 30,000

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • No change in rank, gaining 7 ranking points to 1950 points England - 5th
  • Belgium - 32nd