Match No. 283 - Wednesday, 11th November 1953

  • Eddie McMorran, 54'
  •  
  •  
    • 1
    • Billy Smyth  
    •  75'
    • 2
    • Len Graham  
    • 3
    • Alf McMichael  
    • 4
    • Danny Blanchflower  
    • 5
    • Billy Dickson  
    • 6
    • Billy Cush  
    • 7
    • Billy Bingham  
    • 8
    • Jimmy McIlroy  
    • 9
    • Billy Simpson  
    • 10
    • Eddie McMorran  
    • 11
    • Norman Lockhart  

Notes

  • Early GoalA cross-shot by Hassall was fumbled into his own net by Smyth.
  • Player InjuriesFor the last fifteen minutes both teams played on with ten men. Lofthouse had hurt his head and Smyth had a broken nose. Dickson continued in goal for Ireland.
  • Player MilestoneStan Rickaby's Only Cap
  • Player MilestoneHarold Hassall's Last Cap

Sources

  • England - The Quest for the World Cup - A Complete Record by Clive Leatherdale (Two Heads Publishing 1994)
  • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)

Managers

Referee

  •  Robert Smith

Attendance

  • 70,000

Half Time Score

  • England 1 - 0 Ireland

ELO Rankings

  •  England - 3rd   0
  •  Ireland - 53rd