England v Ireland, 11 November 1953

Score3-1 to England
RefereeRE Smith
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Group 3
VenueAnfield
Attendance70,000

3  England

Manager: Walter Winterbottom

Goals:

Harold Hassall 1 G
Harold Hassall 58 G
Nat Lofthouse 77 G

Goals:

Eddie McMorran 53 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Gil Merrick
Defender/Midfielder Billy Wright (captain)
Full back Billy Eckersley
Full back Stan Rickaby
Centre half Harry Johnston
Midfielder Jimmy Dickinson
Forward Nat Lofthouse
Forward Stan Matthews
Forward Jimmy Mullen
Inside forward Harold Hassall
Inside forward Albert Quixall

Starting lineup:

Defender Alf McMichael (captain)
Full back Len Graham
Midfielder Danny Blanchflower
Wing half Bill Dickson
Outside Left Norman Lockhart
Forward Billy Bingham
Forward Jimmy McIlroy
Inside forward Eddie McMorran