Belgium v England, 21 September 1947

Score5-2 to England
RefereeJames M Martin
CompetitionInternational Friendly
VenueKing Baudouin Stadium, Brussels
Attendance54,326

2  Belgium

Manager: Bill Gormlie

5  England

Manager: Walter Winterbottom

Goals:

Joseph Mermans 34 G
Bert De Cleyn 53 G

Goals:

Tommy Lawton 1 G
Stan Mortensen 15 G
Tom Finney 22 G
Tom Finney 60 G
Tommy Lawton 63 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Francois Daenen
Defender Leon Aernaudts
Defender Jules Henriet
Defender Fernand Massay
Defender Jo Pannaye
Midfielder Henri Coppens
Midfielder Rene Thirifays
Forward Leopol Anoul
Forward Bert De Cleyn (captain)
Forward Joseph Mermans

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Frank Swift
Defender/Midfielder Billy Wright
Full back George Hardwick (captain)
Full back Laurie Scott
Centre half Neil Franklin
Wing half Timothy Ward
Centre forward Tommy Lawton
Forward Tom Finney
Forward Stan Matthews
Forward Stan Mortensen
Inside forward Wilf Mannion

Comments:

Tommy Lawton's opening goal was timed at 34 seconds.