Match No. 271 - Sunday, 25th May 1952

  • Dolfi Huber, 27' (pen)
  • Robert Dienst, 42'
  •  
    • 1
    • Josef MusilJosef Musil.
      Born 7th Aug 1020.
    • 2
    • Rudi RöcklRudolf Röckl.
      Born 12th Jan 1927.
    • 3
    • Ernst HappelErnst Franz Hermann Happel.
      Born 29th Nov 1925, Vienna.
    • 4
    • Walter SchlegerProf. Dr. Walter Schleger.
      Born 19th Sep 1929, Prague, Czechoslovakia.
    • 5
    • Ernst OcwirkErnst Ocwirk.
      Born 7th Mar 1926, Vienna.
      (c)
    • 6
    • Theodor BrinekTheodor Brinek Jr..
      Born 9th May 1921.
    • 7
    • Ernst MelchiorErnst Melchior.
      Born 26th Jun 1920, Villach.
    • 8
    • Gerhard HanappiGerhard Hanappi.
      Born 16th Feb 1929, Vienna.
    • 9
    • Robert DienstRobert Dienst.
      Born 1st Mar 1928, Vienna.
    • 10
    • Dolfi HuberAdolf Huber.
      Born 5th Mar 1923.
    • 11
    • Walter HaummerWalter Haummer.
      Born 22nd Nov 1928.
  • "Lofthouse scored with what was actually England's first real shot since kick-off." Nat Lofthouse6th of 30 goals, 25'
  • :...Wright pushed the ball through to Sewell who, with a clever feint, wrong-footed Happel and shot brilliantly past Musil." Jackie Sewell1st of 3 goals, 31'
  • "Like a flash the Preston plumber [Finney], whipped the ball forward for Lofthouse run to. Away went Nat, hell-bent for goal, with the Austrian defenders tolling hopelessly in the rear. Goalkeeper Musll came out narrow the shooting angle, but with superb control, Lofthouae side-footed the ball past him." Nat Lofthouse7th of 30 goals, 82'
    • 1
    • Gil MerrickBirmingham, 5th of 23 caps
      30 years, 3 months, 30 days
    • 2
    • Alf RamseySpurs, 21st of 32 caps
      32 years, 4 months, 3 days
    • 4
    • Billy WrightWolves, 42nd of 105 caps
      28 years, 3 months, 19 days
      (c)27th captaincy
    • 5
    • Jack FroggattPortsmouth, 7th of 13 caps
      29 years, 6 months, 8 days
    • 7
    • Tom FinneyPreston NE, 38th of 76 caps
      30 years, 1 month, 20 days
    • 8
    • Jackie SewellSheffield Wed, 2nd of 6 caps
      25 years, 4 months, 1 day
    • 10
    • Eddie BailySpurs, 7th of 9 caps
      26 years, 9 months, 19 days

Notes

  • Match InfoNat Lofthouse's performance in this match earned him the nickname "The Lion of Vienna".
  • Goal MilestoneJackie Sewell's 1st Goal

Sources

  • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)
  • Daily Herald "Lofthouse hero of soccer win. Asutria beaten 3-2 despite referee", Maonday 26th May 1952, page 6.

Managers

Referee

  • Italy Giuseppe Carpani

Attendance

  • 64,000

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • No change in rank, gaining 11 ranking points to 2006 points England - 3rd
  • Austria - 8th