Match No. 230 - Wednesday, 27th November 1946

  • "The first goal came after 24 minutes, Lawton scoring with a shot from the edge of the penalty area..." Tommy Lawton9th of 22 goals, 24'
  • "...Lawton headed through in the 28th minute..." Tommy Lawton10th of 22 goals, 28'
  • "..then four more goals came within seven minutes - three to England by Carter, Mannion, and Lawton, and one to Holland by Bergman." Raich Carter4th of 7 goals, 30'
  • "..then four more goals came within seven minutes - three to England by Carter, Mannion, and Lawton, and one to Holland by Bergman." Wilf Mannion6th of 11 goals, 34'
  • "..then four more goals came within seven minutes - three to England by Carter, Mannion, and Lawton, and one to Holland by Bergman." Tommy Lawton11th of 22 goals, 35'
  • "...Finney obtained England's sixth goal." Tom Finney3rd of 30 goals, 44'
  • "...but towards the finish England improved and Carter and Lawton increased the lead." Raich Carter5th of 7 goals, 71'
  • "...but towards the finish England improved and Carter and Lawton increased the lead." Tommy Lawton12th of 22 goals, 78'
    • 1
    • Frank SwiftMan City, 4th of 19 caps
      32 years, 11 month, 3 days
    • 2
    • Laurie ScottArsenal, 4th of 17 caps
      29 years, 7 months, 4 days
    • 3
    • George HardwickMiddlesbrough, 4th of 13 caps
      26 years, 9 months, 25 days
      (c)4th captaincy
    • 4
    • Billy WrightWolves, 4th of 105 caps
      22 years, 9 months, 21 day
    • 5
    • Neil FranklinStoke City, 4th of 27 caps
      24 years, 10 months, 3 days
    • 7
    • Tom FinneyPreston NE, 4th of 76 caps
      24 years, 7 months, 22 days
    • 8
    • Raich CarterDerby, 10th of 13 caps
      32 years, 11 month, 6 days
    • 9
    • Tommy LawtonChelsea, 12th of 23 caps
      27 years, 1 month, 21 day
    • 10
    • Wilf MannionMiddlesbrough, 4th of 26 caps
      28 years, 6 months, 11 day
    • 11
    • Bob LangtonBlackburn, 4th of 11 caps
      28 years, 2 months, 19 days
  • Ko Bergman, 37'
  • Kick Smit, 87'
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    • 1
    • Piet KraakPiet Kraak.
      Born 14th Feb 1921, Velsen.
    • 2
    • Jan PotharstJan Hilbert Potharst.
      Born 4th Jan 1918, Amsterdam.
    • 3
    • Henk van der LindenHendrik van der Linden.
      Born 7th Dec 1918, Amsterdam.
    • 4
    • Bas PaauweBastiaan Jacob Paauwe.
      Born 4th Oct 1911, Rotterdam.
      (c)
    • 5
    • Arie VermeerAdrianus Vermeer.
      Born 22nd Jul 1922, Rotterdam.
    • 6
    • Arie de VroetArie de Vroet.
      Born 9th Nov 1918, Oud-Beijerland.
    • 7
    • Guus DrägerGustav Karl Dräger.
      Born 14th Dec 1917, Amsterdam.
    • 8
    • Faas WilkesServaas Wilkes.
      Born 13th Oct 1923, Rotterdam.
    • 9
    • Wim RoosenWilhelmus Gerardus Johannes Roosen.
      Born 31st Jul 1918, Haarlem.
    • 10
    • Kick SmitJohannes Chrishostomus Smit.
      Born 3rd Nov 1911, Bloemendaal.
    • 11
    • Ko BergmanJacobus Frederik Theodorus Bergman.
      Born 16th Dec 1913, Amsterdam.

Notes

  • Missed Penalty: George Hardwick1st miss from 1st taken (0.0%). England's 20th overall. George Hardwick missed a penalty around the 43 minute mark. "Just before the interval Hardwick missed a penalty..."
  • Hat-Trick: Tommy Lawton1st hat-trick (35th overall). 11 minutes between first and third goals.
  • Player MilestoneHarry Johnston's 1st Cap
  • Goal MilestoneTommy Lawton's 10th Goal

Sources

  • Western Daily Press "England easily keep home record" Thursday 28th November 1946, page 4.
  • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)

Managers

Referee

  • Scotland James M Martin

Attendance

  • 32,435

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • No change in rank, gaining 3 ranking points to 2003 points England - 3rd
  • Netherlands - 26th