Match No. 238 - Wednesday, 19th November 1947

  • Assist: Wilf Mannion. "Mannon made the first goal in the twelfth minute. He took the ball up while the Swedes ran back, and on reaching the penalty area he slipped a low pass and Mortensen turned it into the net." Stan Mortensen7th of 23 goals, 12'
  • Assist: Stan Mortensen. "Then came Lawton's penalty after Mortensen had been tripped from behind." Tommy Lawton21st of 22 goals, 20' (pen)
  • "The loss of three goals in the first 26 minutes prevented them from making any recovery." "England's third goal was due to Mortensen's speed and enterprise. Lindberg seemed placed to gather the ball, but Mortensen, to everyone's suprise, came from nowhere and found the net again." Stan Mortensen8th of 23 goals, 26'
  • "...only 50 seconds remained when Mortensen went through unaided at tremendous pace and released a terrific left foot drive which brought him the best goal of a fine match." Stan Mortensen9th of 23 goals, 90'
    • 1
    • Frank SwiftMan City, 12th of 19 caps
      33 years, 10 months, 26 days
    • 2
    • Laurie ScottArsenal, 12th of 17 caps
      30 years, 6 months, 26 days
    • 3
    • George HardwickMiddlesbrough, 12th of 13 caps
      27 years, 9 months, 17 days
      (c)12th captaincy
    • 4
    • Phil TaylorLiverpool, 3rd of 3 caps
      30 years, 2 months, 1 day
    • 5
    • Neil FranklinStoke City, 12th of 27 caps
      25 years, 9 months, 26 days
    • 6
    • Billy WrightWolves, 12th of 105 caps
      23 years, 9 months, 13 days
    • 7
    • Tom FinneyPreston NE, 10th of 76 caps
      25 years, 7 months, 14 days
    • 9
    • Tommy LawtonNotts County, 20th of 23 caps
      28 years, 1 month, 13 days
    • 10
    • Wilf MannionMiddlesbrough, 12th of 26 caps
      29 years, 6 months, 3 days
    • 11
    • Bob LangtonBlackburn, 7th of 11 caps
      29 years, 2 months, 11 day
  • Gunnar Nordahl, 22'
  • Gunnar Gren, 68' (pen)
  •  
  •  
    • 1
    • Torsten LindbergTorsten Gustav Adolf Lindberg.
      Born 14th Apr 1917, Nässjö.
    • 2
    • Knut NordahlKnut Nordahl.
      Born 13th Jan 1920, Sweden.
    • 3
    • Erik NilssonErik Henry Sixten Nilsson.
      Born 6th Aug 1916, Limhamn.
      (c)
    • 4
    • Sune AnderssonSune Isidor Andersson.
      Born 22nd Feb 1921, Södertälje.
    • 5
    • Bertil NordahlKarl Bertil Emanuel Nordahl.
      Born 26th Jul 1917, Hörnefors.
    • 6
    • Rune EmanuelssonRune Emanuelsson.
      Born 8th Oct 1923, Gothenberg.
    • 7
    • Malte MårtenssonMalte Harald Mårtensson.
      Born 24th Sep 1916, Helsingborg.
    • 8
    • Gunnar GrenJohan Gunnar Gren.
      Born 31st Oct 1920, Gothenburg.
    • 9
    • Gunnar NordahlNils Gunnar Nordahl.
      Born 19th Oct 1921, Hörnefors.
    • 10
    • Nils LiedholmNils Erik Liedholm.
      Born 8th Oct 1922, Valdemarsvik.
    • 11
    • Stellan NilssonStellan Nilsson.
      Born 22nd May 1922, Sweden.

Notes

  • Penalty: Tommy Lawton2nd scored from 2 taken (100.0%). England's 22nd overall. "Then came Lawton's penalty after Mortensen had been tripped from behind."
  • Hat-Trick: Stan Mortensen2nd hat-trick (38th overall). 78 minutes between first and third goals.
  • Player MilestonePhil Taylor's Last Cap

Sources

  • Western Daily Press "England maintain supremacy", Thursday 20th November 1947, page 2.
  • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)
  • www.svenskfotboll.se

Managers

Referee

  • Scotland Willie E Webb

Attendance

  • 44,282

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • No change in rank, gaining 6 ranking points to 2020 points England - 3rd
  • Sweden - 8th