Match No. 263 - Wednesday, 9th May 1951

  • Assist: Tom Finney. "...first Mortensen equalised from a corner kick taken by Finney..." Stan Mortensen21st of 23 goals, 79'
  • Assist: Stan Mortensen. "...and then Milburn supplied the finishing touch to a pass from Mortensen after a free kick." Jackie Milburn8th of 10 goals, 86'
    • 2
    • Alf RamseySpurs, 13th of 32 caps
      31 years, 3 months, 18 days
    • 4
    • Billy WrightWolves, 35th of 105 caps
      27 years, 3 months, 3 days
      (c)20th captaincy
    • 5
    • Jim TaylorFulham, 1st of 2 caps
      33 years, 6 months, 4 days
    • 7
    • Tom FinneyPreston NE, 31st of 76 caps
      29 years, 1 month, 4 days
    • 9
    • Jackie MilburnNewcastle Utd, 10th of 13 caps
      26 years, 11 month, 29 days
    • 10
    • Harold HassallHuddersfield, 2nd of 5 caps
      22 years, 2 months, 5 days
    • 11
    • Vic MetcalfeHuddersfield, 1st of 2 caps
      29 years, 3 months, 6 days
  • Mario Boyé, 18'
  •  
    • 1
    • Miguel Ángel RugiloMiguel Ángel Rugilo.
      Born 19th Jan 1919, Buenos Aires.
    • 2
    • Juan Carlos ColmanJuan Carlos Colman.
      Born 15th Dec 1922, Concordia.
    • 35'
    • 3
    • Juan FilgueirasJuan Manuel Filgueiras.
      Born 11th Jan 1927, Avellaneda.
    • 4
    • Norberto YáconoNorberto Antonio Yácono.
      Born 8th Jan 1919, Buenos Aires.
      (c)
    • 5
    • Ubaldo FainaUbaldo Romeo Faina.
      Born 25th May 1928, Rosario.
    • 6
    • Natalio Agustín PesciaNatalio Agustín Pescia.
      Born 1st Jan 1922, Maciel Island.
    • 7
    • Mario BoyéMario Emilio Heriberto Boyé.
      Born 30th Jul 1922, Colegiales.
    • 8
    • Norberto MenéndezNorberto Menéndez.
      Born 14th Dec 1936, Buenos Aires.
    • 9
    • Rubén BravoRubén Norberto Bravo.
      Born 16th Nov 1923, Pujato.
    • 10
    • Ángel LabrunaÁngel Amadeo Labruna.
      Born 28th Sep 1918, Buenos Aires.
    • 11
    • Félix LoustauFélix Loustau.
      Born 25th Dec 1922, Avellaneda.
    • Ángel AllegriÁngel Natalio Allegri.
      Born 26th Dec 1926, Buenos Aires.
    • 35'

Notes

  • Match InfoFriendly match to celebrate the Festival of Britain.
  • Player MilestoneJim Taylor's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneVic Metcalfe's 1st Cap

Sources

  • Wembley - The Complete Record 1923 - 2000 by Glen Isherwood (Sports Books 2006)
  • YouTube
  • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)
  • British Pathe Newsreel
  • The Guardian "England beat Argrentina, Late goals after many failures", Thursday 10th May 1951, page 2.

Managers

Referee

  • Wales Mervyn Griffiths

Attendance

  • 99,000

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • Up 1 place, gaining 10 ranking points to 1981 points England - 4th - 1
  • Argentina - 1st