Match No. 250 - Saturday, 15th October 1949

  • Mal Griffiths, 80'
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    • 1
    • Cyril SidlowCyril Sidlow.
      Born 26th Nov 1915, Colwyn Bay.
    • 2
    • Walley BarnesWalley Barnes.
      Born 16th Jan 1920, Brecon.
      (c)
    • 3
    • Alf SherwoodAlfred Thomas Sherwood.
      Born 13th Nov 1923, Aberaman.
    • 4
    • Roy PaulRoy Paul.
      Born 18th Apr 1920, Ton Pentre.
    • 5
    • TG JonesThomas George Jones.
      Born 12th Oct 1917, Queensferry.
    • 6
    • Ronnie BurgessWilliam Arthur Ronald Burgess.
      Born 9th Apr 1917, Ebbw Vale.
    • 7
    • Mal GriffithsWilliam Maldwyn Griffiths.
      Born 8th Mar 1919, Merthyr Tydfil.
    • 8
    • Billy LucasWilliam Henry Lucas.
      Born 15th Jan 1918, Newport.
    • 9
    • Trevor FordTrevor Ford.
      Born 1st Oct 1923, Swansea.
    • 10
    • Frank ScrineFrancis Henry Scrine.
      Born 9th Jan 1925, Wales.
    • 11
    • George EdwardsGeorge Edwards.
      Born 2nd Dec 1920, Treherbert.
    • 2
    • Bert MozleyDerby, 2nd of 3 caps
      26 years, 0 months, 24 days
    • 3
    • Jack AstonMan Utd, 9th of 17 caps
      28 years, 1 month, 12 days
    • 4
    • Billy WrightWolves, 24th of 105 caps
      25 years, 8 months, 9 days
      (c)9th captaincy
    • 5
    • Neil FranklinStoke City, 24th of 27 caps
      27 years, 8 months, 22 days
    • 7
    • Tom FinneyPreston NE, 20th of 76 caps
      27 years, 6 months, 10 days
    • 9
    • Jackie MilburnNewcastle Utd, 5th of 13 caps
      25 years, 5 months, 4 days

Notes

  • Player InjurySkipper Wright was injured early on in the second half and he move to the left wing for the remainder of the game.
  • World Cup QualificationThe 1949/50 British Home Championship was used as a qualfying group for the 1950 World Cup.
  • Hat-Trick: Jackie Milburn1st hat-trick (40th overall). 43 minutes between first and third goals.
  • Match MilestoneEngland's 250th Match
  • Goal MilestoneStan Mortensen, 22' - 750th goal scored by England

Sources

  • England - The Quest for the World Cup - A Complete Record by Clive Leatherdale (Two Heads Publishing 1994)
  • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)

Managers

Referee

  • Scotland John Mowatt

Attendance

  • 61,079

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • Up 1 place, gaining 24 ranking points to 2031 points England - 2nd - 1
  • Wales - 15th

World Cup 1950 Q

(Pool 1)

    •  
    • Pts
    • GD
    • L
    • D
    • W
    • P
    • England
    • 6
    • +11
    • 0
    • 0
    • 3
    • 3
    • Scotland
    • 4
    • +7
    • 1
    • 0
    • 2
    • 3
    • Wales
    • 1
    • -5
    • 2
    • 1
    • 0
    • 3
    • Ireland
    • 1
    • -13
    • 2
    • 1
    • 0
    • 3
    • Final Standings.