1968–69 British Home Championship

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The 1968–69 British Home Championship was the third edition of the tournament to be held while England were World Champions following their victory in the 1966 FIFA World Cup. The tournament was reverted to its pre-First World War format, being played at the end of the season in a short period of time, to relax the demands on the players during the competitive season. England re-emphasised their dominance over the British game with a second comfortable win in a row, the tournament began with the favourites England and Scotland securing comfortable (if dramatic) wins over their weaker opponents, before England repeated the feat in a tougher game against Wales and Scotland were held to a draw by Ireland. Going into the final game needing a win, the Scots were thoroughly beaten by a strong English team, who took the trophy in a 4–1 victory.

Table[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 England 6 3 3 0 0 9 3 +6
 Scotland 3 3 1 1 1 7 8 −1
 Ireland 2 3 0 2 1 2 4 −2
 Wales 1 3 0 1 2 4 7 −3

The points system worked as follows:

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

Results[edit]

Wales  3 – 5  Scotland
Davies Goal 29'57'
Toshack Goal 44'
McNeill Goal 13'
Stein Goal 16'
Gilzean Goal 55'
Bremner Goal 72'
McLean Goal 87'
Attendance: 18,765
Referee: England Jim Finney

Ireland  1 – 3  England
McMordie Goal 63' Peters Goal 39'
Lee Goal 64'
Hurst Goal 74' (pen.)
Attendance: 23,000
Referee: Scotland William Mullan

Scotland  1 – 1  Ireland
Stein Goal 53' McMordie Goal 11'
Attendance: 7,483
Referee: England David Smith

England  2 – 1  Wales
Charlton Goal 58'
Lee Goal 72'
Davies Goal 18'
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Northern Ireland John Adair

Ireland  0 – 0  Wales
Attendance: 12,500
Referee: England Eric Jennings

England  4 – 1  Scotland
Peters Goal 16'64'
Hurst Goal 20'60' (pen.)
Stein Goal 43'
Attendance: 89,902
Referee: France Robert Héliès

References[edit]

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

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