Match No. 283 - Wednesday, 11th November 1953
World Cup Qualifier (World Cup 54 Qualifying Pool 3) & Home Championship 53-54
- Eddie McMorran, 54'
- Billy Smyth
- 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
- 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)
- Robert Smith
Half Time Score
- England - 3rd 0
- Ireland - 53rd