England 2 Scotland 3

Denis Law

Eng­land 2 Scot­land 3, Wemb­ley Sta­dium, Brit­ish Ho­me Cham­pi­on­ship, April 15, 1967. Scot­land earned them­selves a sur­prise, but fully de­served, 3-2 win over Wor­ld Cup win­ners Eng­land at Wemb­ley. De­nis Law, Bob­by Len­nox, and Jim Mc­Cal­liog sco­red the goals for the vis­it­ors, whi­le Jack­ie Charl­ton and Ge­off Hurst net­ted a con­sol­a­tion goal each for the hosts.

Scot­land went ahead in the 27th min­ute of the tussle when Man­chester Uni­ted stri­ker De­nis Law fou­nd the net from a re­bound af­ter Gor­don Banks had stopped a shot by Wil­lie Wal­lace. Then, wi­th twelve min­utes left of the mat­ch, the men from north of the bor­der went two goals up thro­ugh Celt­ic wing­er Bob­by Len­nox, on­ly for the ho­me te­am to re­duce the ar­rears in the 84th min­ute thanks to a goal from Leeds Uni­ted de­fender Jack­ie Charl­ton. But the ga­me was still not over and Shef­field Wednesday´s Jim Mc­Cal­liog made it 3-1 to Scot­land af­ter 87 min­utes be­fore West Ham Uni­ted for­ward Ge­off Hurst ad­ded a sec­ond con­sol­a­tion for The Three Li­ons a min­ute la­ter. Eng­land Te­am: Gor­don Banks, Ray Wil­son, Ge­orge Co­hen, Bob­by Moore, Jack­ie Charl­ton, Mar­tin Peters, Nob­by Sti­les, Alan Ball, Jim­my Greaves, Bob­by Charl­ton, Ge­off Hurst. Sub­stitutes: No­ne. Scot­land Te­am: Ron­nie Simp­son, Ed­die Mc­Cread­ie, Tom­my Gem­mell, Ron­nie McKin­non, John Greig, Billy Brem­ner, Jim Mc­Cal­liog, Jim Bax­ter, De­nis Law, Bob­by Len­nox, Wil­li­am Wal­lace. Sub­stitutes: None.


Scotland Quickfacts

Scot­land de­feated Eng­land 5-1 in a Brit­ish Ho­me Cham­pi­on­ship en­counter at Wemb­ley Sta­dium on the 31st of Mar­ch 1928 cour­tesy of a hat-trick from Alec Jack­son and a brace by Alec James.


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