England v Ireland, 16 November 1949

Score9-2 to England
RefereeMervyn Griffiths
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Group 1
VenueMaine Road
Attendance69,762

9  England

Manager: Walter Winterbottom

Goals:

Jack Rowley 6 G
Jack Froggatt 25 G
Stan Pearson 33 G
Stan Mortensen 35 G
Jack Rowley 47 G
Stan Mortensen 50 G
Jack Rowley 56 G
Jack Rowley 58 G
Stan Pearson 68 G

Goals:

Sammy Smyth 55 G
Robert A 'Bobby' Brennan 75 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Bernard Streten
Defender/Midfielder Billy Wright (captain)
Full back John Aston
Full back Bert Mozley
Centre half Neil Franklin
Wing half Willie Watson
Outside Left/Half back Jack Froggatt
Centre forward Jack Rowley
Forward Tom Finney
Forward Stan Mortensen
Inside Forward Stan Pearson

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Hugh Kelly
Defender Alf McMichael
Centre half Gerry Bowler
Centre half Jack Vernon (captain)
Outside right David Cochrane
Inside forward Sammy Smyth