1925–26 British Home Championship

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The 1925-26 British Home Championship was an international football tournament played during the 1925–26 season between the British Home Nations. The competition was won at a canter by Scotland, who whitewashed all three opponents, scoring eight goals in three games without reply.

Scotland began to competition as they finished it, with a 3–0 defeat of Wales in Cardiff as England and Ireland played a tame scoreless draw as the tournament opener. Ireland improved from their poor first match performance against Wales in their second game, running out 3–0 winners to move into second place, but were hammered 4–0 by Scotland in their final game, ending any hopes of a winners place. Hughie Gallacher scored three of Scotland's goals. England returned for the final two matches of the competition, but suffered disaster and crashed to last place as Wales won 3–1 in London and Scotland, already assured the trophy whatever the result, beat them by a single goal.

Table[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Scotland 6 3 3 0 0 8 0 +8
 Ireland 3 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1
 Wales 2 3 1 0 2 3 7 −4
 England 1 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3

The points system worked as follows:

  • 2 points for a win
  • 1 point for a draw

Results[edit]

24 October 1925
Ireland  0 – 0  England
   

31 October 1925
Wales  0 – 3  Scotland
  Goal 70' John Duncan
Goal 80' Adam McLean
Goal 82' William Clunas
Ninian Park, Cardiff
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Ernest Pinckston (England)

13 February 1926
Ireland  3 – 0  Wales
Sammy Curran 2
Billy Gillespie
 

27 February 1926
Scotland  4 – 0  Ireland
Hughie Gallacher Goal 15'60'65'
Andy Cunningham Goal 42'
 
Ibrox Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: George Noel Watson (England)


17 April 1926
England  0 – 1  Scotland
  Goal 36' Alex Jackson
Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 49,000
Referee: Thomas R. Dougray (Scotland)

References[edit]

  • Guy Oliver (1992). The Guinness Record of World Soccer. Guinness. ISBN 0-85112-954-4.