Match No. 65 - Saturday, 18th February 1899

  • Joe McAllen (pen) 65?
  • James Campbell, 88'
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    • GK
    • Jim Lewis  
    • RB
    • Jack Pyper  
    • LB
    • Sam Torrans  
    • HB
    • Jack Ponsonby  
    • HB
    • Bob Milne  
    • HB
    • Mick Cochrane  
    • OR
    • James Campbell  
    • IR
    • Johnnie Mercer  
    • CF
    • Jack Waring  
    • IL
    • Jack Wattie  
    • OL
    • Joe McAllen  

Notes

  • Match InfoStill the record number of goals scored by England in a single match.
  • Match InfoAlso the highest aggregate goals (15) in a game involving England.
  • Disallowed GoalWith the score at 4-0: "...in a skirmish in front of the Irish goal Smith placed into the net just after the whistle had sounded for offside."
  • Missed Penalty: GO Smith1st miss from 1st taken (0.0%). England's 1st overall. At the start of the second half with the score 5-0 "...Smith was about to put the ball through when Lewis rushed at him, and threw him down. The referee awarded a penalty kick which was taken by Smith. Lewis saved by turning the ball aside..." The first penalty to be awarded to England, and the first one to be missed.
  • Hat-Trick: 1st hat-trick (14th overall). 28 minutes between first and third goals. Time between second and fourth goals: 4 minutes.
  • Hat-Trick: 1st hat-trick (15th overall). 27 minutes between first and third goals. Second England match to have two hat-tricks.
  • Player MilestoneJack Hillman's Only Cap
  • Player MilestonePhil Bach's Only Cap
  • Player MilestoneJimmy Settle's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneFred Forman's 1st Cap
  • Goal MilestoneFrank Forman's 1st Goal
  • Goal MilestoneFred Forman's 1st Goal
  • Goal MilestoneJimmy Settle's 1st Goal
  • Goal MilestoneGO Smith's 10th Goal

Sources

  • The Times "England v Ireland", Monday 20th February 1899.
  • Derby Daily Telegraph "England v Ireland", Monday 20th February 1899, page 3.
  • Freeman's Journal "England v Ireland", Monday 20th February 1899, page 7.
  • The History of the English Football League: Part One 1888-1930 by Michael J. Slade (Strategic Book Publishing and Rights co. 2013)
  • nifootball.blogspot.com

Managers

  •  England - Committee
  •  Ireland - Committee

Referee

  •  Alexander Hamilton

Attendance

  • Between 12,000 and 15,000

Half Time Score

  • England 5 - 0 Ireland

ELO Rankings

  •  England - 1st   0
  •  Ireland - 6th