England v Scotland, 15 April 1967

Score3-2 to Scotland
RefereeGerhard Schulenburg
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Group 8
VenueWembley Stadium
Kick-off: 3:00pm Scotland claimed they were world champions after handing England their first defeat in twenty matches, but it was something of a hollow victory against a team reduced to eight fit players. Jack Charlton hobbled at centre-forward for much of the match with a broken toe, Ray Wilson was a limping passenger after getting a kick on the ankle, and Jimmy Greaves was reduced to half pace by a knock in his comeback match. Denis Law was at his tormenting best and gave Scotland the lead after twenty-eight minutes, and it remained at 1-0 until a four-goal rush in the last twelve minutes. Celtic winger Bobby Lennox made it 2-0 before Jack Charlton bravely pulled one back. Gordon Banks was beaten at the near post by Jim McCalliog and then Hurst headed home a Bobby Charlton cross. Nobby Stiles, Denis Law's Manchester United team-mate, said later: 'I knew the Scots were taking it very seriously when Denis came on to the pitch wearing shinpads. I had never seen him wear them before.' Four of the Scottish team helped Celtic become the first British club to win the European Cup the following month. The newly knighted Sir Alf Ramsey said: 'Scotland deserved their victory, but I hope they will accept it as a fact rather than an excuse when I say we were heavily handicapped by injuries.'

2  England

Manager: Alf Ramsey

3  Scotland

Manager: Bobby Brown


Geoff Hurst 84 G
Jack Charlton 88 G


Denis Law 28 G
Bobby Lennox 78 G
Jim McCalliog 87 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Gordon Banks
Defender Jack Charlton
Defender George Cohen
Defender Bobby Moore (captain)
Defender Ray Wilson
Midfielder Alan Ball
Midfielder Martin Peters
Midfielder Nobby Stiles
Midfielder/Forward Bobby Charlton
Forward Jimmy Greaves
Forward Geoff Hurst

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Ronnie Simpson
Defender Tommy Gemmell
Defender John Greig (captain)
Defender Ron McKinnon
Full back Eddie McCreadie
Midfielder Jim Baxter
Midfielder Billy Bremner
Midfielder Jim McCalliog
Forward Denis Law
Forward Bobby Lennox
Forward Willie Wallace