England 2 Portugal 1

Eng­land had rea­ched the semi fi­nals by de­feat­ing Ar­gen­tina 1-0 cour­tesy of a Ge­off Hurst goal, whi­le Por­tugal had beaten North Korea 5-3 thanks to four goals from Eu­se­bio  and a single by Jose Au­gusto. In front of a crowd of 90,000 spec­tat­ors, Bob­by Charl­ton re­gistered the fir­st goal of the mat­ch wi­th a shot from eight­een yards out on the ha­lf-hour ma­rk. And wi­th ten min­utes left of the ga­me, the Man­chester Uni­ted marks­man sco­red ag­ain when he re­ceived a pass from Mar­tin Peters and smash­ed the ball pa­st goal­keeper Jose Pe­reira and in­to the back of the net. A mere two min­utes la­ter, Eu­se­bio net­ted from the pen­alty spot, but Eng­land held on to win the Wor­ld Cup Semi-Fi­nal by 2-1. Eng­land Te­am: Gor­don Banks, Ge­orge Co­hen, Ray Wil­son, Bob­by Moore, Jack Charl­ton, Nob­by Sti­les, Al­lan Ball, Mar­tin Peters, Ge­off Hurst, Bob­by Charl­ton, Ro­ger Hunt. Sub­stitutes: No­ne. Por­tugal Te­am: Jose Pe­reira, Al­ex­an­dre Baptista, Al­berto Festa, Jose Car­los, Mario Coluna, Jai­me Graca, Hil­ario, Jose Au­gusto, An­tonio Simoes, Eu­se­bio, Jose Torres. Sub­stitutes: None.


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