Match No. 227 - Saturday, 28th September 1946

  • Norman Lockhart c. 70'
  • Norman Lockhart c. 88'
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    • Alex RussellAlexander Russell.
      Born 18th Jan 1923, Kells.
    • 2
    • Bill GormanWilliam Charles Gorman.
      Born 13th Jul 1911, County Sligo.
    • 3
    • Tom AherneThomas Aherne.
      Born 26th Jan 1919, Limerick.
      Played for FAI and IFA
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    • Johnny CareyJohn James Carey.
      Born 23rd Feb 1919, Dublin.
      Played for FAI and IFA
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    • Jackie VernonJohn Joseph Vernon.
      Born 26th Sep 1918, Belfast.
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    • Joe DouglasJoseph Patton Douglas.
      Date of birth unknown, Belfast.
    • 7
    • Davy CochraneDavid Andrew Cochrane.
      Born 14th Aug 1920, Portadown.
    • 8
    • Jimmy McAlindenJames McAlinden.
      Born 31st Dec 1917, Belfast.
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    • Eddie McMorranEdward James McMorran.
      Born 2nd Sep 1923, Larne.
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    • Peter DohertyPeter Dermot Doherty.
      Born 5th Jun 1913, Magherafelt.
      (c)
    • 11
    • Norman LockhartNorman H. Lockhart.
      Born 4th Mar 1924, Belfast.
    • 1
    • Frank SwiftMan City, 1st of 19 caps
      32 years, 9 months, 4 days
    • 2
    • Laurie ScottArsenal, 1st of 17 caps
      29 years, 5 months, 5 days
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    • George HardwickMiddlesbrough, 1st of 13 caps
      26 years, 7 months, 26 days
      (c)1st captaincy
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    • Billy WrightWolves, 1st of 105 caps
      22 years, 7 months, 22 days
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    • Neil FranklinStoke City, 1st of 27 caps
      24 years, 8 months, 4 days
    • 7
    • Tom FinneyPreston NE, 1st of 76 caps
      24 years, 5 months, 23 days
    • 8
    • Raich CarterDerby, 7th of 13 caps
      32 years, 9 months, 7 days
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    • Tommy LawtonChelsea, 9th of 23 caps
      26 years, 11 month, 22 days
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    • Wilf MannionMiddlesbrough, 1st of 26 caps
      28 years, 4 months, 12 days
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    • Bob LangtonBlackburn, 1st of 11 caps
      28 years, 0 months, 20 days

Notes

  • Match InfoFirst match played after the Second World War.
  • The First Ever England ManagerWalter Winterbottom's first game in charge.
  • Hat-Trick: Wilf Mannion1st hat-trick (34th overall). 54 minutes between first and third goals.
  • Player MilestoneFrank Swift's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneLaurie Scott's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneGeorge Hardwick's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneBilly Wright's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneNeil Franklin's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneHenry Cockburn's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneTom Finney's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneWilf Mannion's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneBob Langton's 1st Cap
  • Goal MilestoneWilf Mannion's 1st Goal
  • Goal MilestoneTom Finney's 1st Goal
  • Goal MilestoneBob Langton's 1st Goal

Sources

  • The Times "Association Football", Monday September 30th 1946, Page 2
  • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)

Managers

Referee

  • Scotland Willie E Webb

Attendance

  • 57,111

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • Up 1 place, gaining 17 ranking points to 1978 points England - 3rd - 1
  • Ireland - 31st