1974–75 British Home Championship

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The 1974–75 British Home Championship was an international football tournament between the British Home Nations. It resulted in a resounding victory for an England team which was going through one of the worst periods of consistent play in their history. The tournament saw several draws, including two dramatic 2–2 ties for the Welsh team against England and Scotland and a goalless draw between England and Northern Ireland. The Scots had begun better, beating the Irish 3–0 in their second game and so entered the final match with a real chance of victory. The Welsh, like the English, had a 2 point advantage in their final match, but failed to capitalise on this, losing to Northern Ireland and ending in last place. The final game, between England and Scotland was in the end a one-sided affair, the English crushing the Scots in a 5–1 rout and winning the tournament.

Table[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 England 4 3 1 2 0 7 3 +4
 Scotland 3 3 1 1 1 6 7 −1
 Northern Ireland 3 3 1 1 1 1 3 −2
 Wales 2 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1

The points system worked as follows:

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

Results[edit]

Northern Ireland  0 – 0  England
Referee: Wales Thomas Reynolds

Wales  2 – 2  Scotland
Toshack Goal 28'
Flynn Goal 36'
Jackson Goal 52'
Rioch Goal 61'
Referee: Northern Ireland Malcolm Wright

Scotland  3 – 0  Northern Ireland
MacDougall Goal 15'
Dalglish Goal 21'
Parlane Goal 80'

England  2 – 2  Wales
Johnson Goal 10'84' Toshack Goal 55'
Griffiths Goal 56'
Referee: Scotland John Patterson

Northern Ireland  1 – 0  Wales
Finney Goal 23'

England  5 – 1  Scotland
Francis Goal 6'64'
Beattie Goal 7'
Bell Goal 40'
Johnson Goal 73'
Rioch Goal 42' (pen.)

References[edit]

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

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