Match No. 334 - Thursday, 28th May 1959, 9:00pm

  • "United States had revived memories of their shock 1-0 win over England in the 1950 World Cup competition by scoring first through right winger Ed Murphy...[who] ran on to a lovely through pass from Bacheier to shoot past Hopkinson from about ten yards." Ed Murphy, 18'
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    • Victor OttoboniVictor Ottoboni.
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    • Doug FarquharDouglas Methven Farquhar.
      Born 11th Jun 1921, Methil, Scotland.
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    • Ben ZinnBen Tzion Cynowicz.
      Born 21st Apr 1937, Tel Aviv.
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    • Adolph BachmeierAdolph Bachmeier.
      Born 13th Oct 1937, Caramurat, Romania.
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    • Bert EvansBert Evans.
      Born 10th Aug 1922, Swansea, Wales.
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    • John TrainaJohn Traina.
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    • Ed MurphyEdward John Murphy.
      Born 6th Nov 1930, Inchinnan, Scotland.
      (c)
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    • Fred CameronFred Cameron.
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    • Willie CarsonWilliam Carson, Scotland.
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    • Bill LoobyWilliam Edward Looby.
      Born 20th Nov 1931, St Louis.
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    • Al ZerhusenAlbert Ferdinand Zerhusen.
      Born 4th Dec 1931, Brooklyn.
  • Assist: Ron Flowers. "England's right-winger Warren Bradley equalised in the 34th minute...A long, curling throw-in by Flowers landed in the goalmouth and Bradley moved in to head home from four yards." Warren Bradley2nd of 2 goals. Header from 4 yards., 34'
  • "The second half was only seven minutes old when Flowers made it 2-1 with a tremendous left-foot drive from 30 yards..." Ron Flowers1st of 10 goals. Left-footed from 30 yards., 52'
  • "...later Charlton made it 3-1 with a left-foot shot from 20 yards which went in off an upright." Bobby Charlton9th of 49 goals. Left-footed from 20 yards., 64'
  • "Another long range effort by Flowers brought England's fourth goal in the 69th minute..." Ron Flowers2nd of 10 goals. , 69'
  • "...and Kevan scored from 30 yards in the 74th minute." Derek Kevan8th of 8 goals. , 74'
  • "Charlton steered in a penalty to make it 6-1 eight minutes from the end..." Bobby Charlton10th of 49 goals. , 82' (pen)
  • "...and completed his hat-trick three minutes later." Bobby Charlton11th of 49 goals. , 85'
  • "Haynes added the final goal three minutes from time." Johnny Haynes13th of 18 goals. , 87'
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    • Don HoweWBA, 20th of 23 caps
      23 years, 7 months, 16 days
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    • Billy WrightWolves, 105th of 105 caps
      35 years, 3 months, 22 days
      (c)90th captaincy
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    • Ron FlowersWolves, 8th of 49 caps
      24 years, 10 months, 0 days
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    • Derek KevanWBA, 13th of 14 caps
      24 years, 2 months, 22 days
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    • Johnny HaynesFulham, 32nd of 56 caps
      24 years, 7 months, 11 day

Notes

  • Playing surfacePlayed under floodlights. One half of the pitch housed the baseball diamond. It was "rough and bare of grass...England, winning the toss, decided to attack the rough end.."
  • Goal disallowedEd Murphy hat the ball in the net in the 13th miute but it was ruled offside.
  • Penalty: Bobby Charlton2nd scored from 2 taken (100.0%). England's 36th overall.
  • Hat-Trick: Bobby Charlton1st hat-trick (48th overall).
  • Player MilestoneBilly Wright's Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneWarren Bradley's Last Cap
  • Goal MilestoneRon Flowers' 1st Goal
  • Goal MilestoneBobby Charlton's 10th Goal
  • Match MilestoneEngland's 200th win

Sources

  • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)
  • Daily Telegraph "England do it at last - 8-goal spree against US", Friday 29th May 1959, page 20.
  • Daily Mail "England end tour on winning note", Friday 29th May 1959, page 15.

Managers

Referee

  • Canada Ray Morgan

Attendance

  • 13,000

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • No change in rank, gaining 5 ranking points to 1913 points England - 6th
  • United States - 81st