Match No. 432 - Saturday, 10th May 1969, 7:30pm

  • Assist: Keith Newton. "Peters put England ahead...after Lee's insolence had confounded Gemmell and McNeil." Martin Peters10th of 20 goals. Right-footed from 12 yards., 16' 15:26
  • Assist: Franny Lee. "Hurst made it 2-0...after Lee had expressed thanks for Charlton's largesse." Geoff Hurst16th of 24 goals. Left-footed from 6 yards., 20' 19:44
  • "Fifteen minutes after the restart, Herriot parried a shot from Ball, and Peters was about to score from the rebound when he and Greig fell to earth simultaneously [59:16]...the french referee unloaded some of his personal inhibitions by awarding a penalty, although I have known worse offences receive less severe punishment. The Scots were still protesting when Hurst drove the ball past Herriot." Geoff Hurst17th of 24 goals. , 60' 59:59 (pen)
  • Assist: Alan Ball. "And they mourned again, and would not be comforted, in the sixth-[fourth] minute, when Peters scored England's fourth after a masterly duet with Ball." Martin Peters11th of 20 goals. Right-footed from 18 yards., 64' 63:57
    • 1
    • Gordon BanksStoke City, 50th of 73 caps
      31 years, 4 months, 10 days
    • 2
    • Keith NewtonBlackburn, 16th of 27 caps
      27 years, 10 months, 17 days
    • 3
    • Terry CooperLeeds, 3rd of 20 caps
      24 years, 9 months, 29 days
    • 4
    • Alan MullerySpurs, 16th of 35 caps
      27 years, 5 months, 17 days
    • 5
    • Brian LaboneEverton, 15th of 26 caps
      29 years, 3 months, 17 days
    • 6
    • Bobby MooreWest Ham, 69th of 108 caps
      28 years, 0 months, 28 days
      (c)52nd captaincy
    • 7
    • Franny LeeMan City, 5th of 27 caps
      25 years, 0 months, 11 day
    • 8
    • Alan BallEverton, 32nd of 72 caps
      23 years, 11 month, 29 days
    • 10
    • Geoff HurstWest Ham, 27th of 49 caps
      27 years, 5 months, 2 days
    • 11
    • Martin PetersWest Ham, 26th of 67 caps
      25 years, 6 months, 2 days
  • "Just before half-time, Banks himself had no hope of saving a brilliant header by Stein after Gray had delivered the best centre of the evening." Colin Stein, 43'42:49
  •  
  •  
  •  
    • 1
    • Jim HerriotJames Herriot.
      Born 20th Dec 1939, Chapelhall.
    • 2
    • Eddie McCreadieEdward Graham McCreadie.
      Born 15th Apr 1940, Glasgow.
    • 3
    • Tommy GemmellThomas Gemmell.
      Born 2nd Jul 1930, Tarbolton.
    • 4
    • Bobby MurdochRobert White Murdoch.
      Born 17th Aug 1944, Rutherglen.
    • 5
    • Billy McNeillWilliam McNeill.
      Born 2nd Mar 1940, Bellshill.
    • 6
    • John GreigJohn Greig.
      Born 11th Sep 1942, Edinburgh.
    • 7
    • Willie HendersonWilliam Henderson.
      Born 24th Jan 1944, Baillieston.
    • 8
    • Billy BremnerWilliam John Bremner.
      Born 9th Dec 1942, Stirling.
      (c)
    • 9
    • Colin SteinColin Anderson Stein.
      Born 10th May 1947, Linlithgow.
    • 10
    • Alan GilzeanAlan John Gilzean.
      Born 22nd Oct 1938, Perth.
    • '5756:42
    • 11
    • Eddie GrayEdwin Gray.
      Born 17th Jan 1948, Glasgow.
    • 12
    • Willie WallaceWilliam Semple Brown Wallace.
      Born 23rd Jun 1940, Kirkintilloch.
    • '5756:42

Notes

  • There's some people on the pitch. They think it's all over.In the 86th minute a worse for wear Scottish supporter, wanders, nay, staggers nonchalantly onto the pitch. Gemmell kindly walks the bemused chap off the pitch into the waiting arms of a policeman.
  • Penalty: Geoff Hurst4th scored from 4 taken (100.0%). England's 51st overall. 60th minute. "Fifteen minutes after the restart, Herriot parried a shot from Ball, and Peters was about to score from the rebound when he and Greig fell to earth simultaneously...the french referee unloaded some of his personal inhibitions by awarding a penalty, although I have known worse offences receive less severe punishment. The Scots were still protesting when Hurst drove the ball past Herriot." Four Scotland players manhandle the referee, pushing him around but Helies walks away from them.
  • Player MilestoneGordon Banks' 50th Cap
  • Goal MilestoneMartin Peters' 10th Goal

Sources

  • Wembley - The Complete Record 1923 - 2000 by Glen Isherwood (Sports Books 2006)
  • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)
  • The Guardian "Scotland trounced!", Monday, 12th April 1969, page 20.
  • YouTube

Managers

Referee

  • France Robert Helies

Attendance

  • 89,902

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • No change in rank, losing -5 ranking points to 2073 points England - 1st
  • Scotland - 18th