England 5 Scotland 1

Lou Macari

Eng­land 5 Scot­land 1, Wemb­ley Sta­dium, Brit­ish Ho­me Cham­pi­on­ship Fix­ture, May 24, 1975. Eng­land gave Scot­land a re­al trash­ing as they be­at their old rivals by five goals to one at Wemb­ley. Man­chester United´s Lou Ma­cari came on as a sub­sti­tute for Nor­wich City ace Ted Mac­Dou­gall wi­th nine­teen min­utes left, but he had too little time to make an impact. 

Ger­ry Fran­cis put Eng­land in­to an early lead on six min­utes when the of­fens­ive ori­ented Queens Park Ran­gers play­maker un­leashed a dev­ast­at­ing long ran­ge shot pa­st Stew­art Ken­nedy in the Scot­land goal. And as the fir­st ha­lf un­fol­ded, Kev­in Beat­tie re­gistered a sec­ond goal for the hosts in the sev­enth min­ute and Co­lin Bell ad­ded a third on forty min­utes, be­fore Bru­ce Ri­och re­duced the de­fi­cit for the vis­it­ors from the pen­alty spot four min­utes ahead of the break. In the sec­ond ha­lf, Fran­cis com­pleted his brace five min­utes pa­st the hour ma­rk, whi­le Da­vid John­son roun­ded off the scor­ing spree wi­th sev­en­teen min­utes left of the tie. Eng­land Te­am: Ray Clem­ence, Steph­en Whit­worth, Kev­in Beat­tie, Co­lin Todd, Dave Wat­son, Ger­ry Fran­cis, Co­lin Bell, Alan Ball, Mick Chan­non, Da­vid John­son, Kev­in Kee­gan. Sub­sti­tute: Da­vid Tho­mas. Scot­land Te­am: Stew­art Ken­nedy, Dan­ny Mc­Grain, Sandy Jardine, Gor­don Mc­Queen, Frank Mun­ro, Ar­thur Duncan, Bru­ce Ri­och, Ken­ny Dalg­lish, Ted Mac­Dou­gall, Derek Par­lane, Alfie Conn Ju­ni­or. Sub­stitutes: Lou Ma­cari, Tom­my Hutchison.


Lou Macari Quickfacts

Lou Ma­cari hit the open­er for Scot­land in their 4-1 Wor­ld Cup Quali­fier win over Den­mark at Idraet­s­parken on the 18th of Oct­ober 1972. The Scots ev­entually qual­i­fied for the fi­nals in West Germany. 


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