Hungarian Rhapsody 1954

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    Wembley Stadium, London.

    GV Wembley Stadium - England v Hungary. SV victorious Hungarian eleven, congratulating each other. CU Hungarian victory medals specially struck. SV Hungarian player walking to receive medal. SV football managers arriving in March for meeting. CU Sir Stanley Rouse greeting managers. SCU Matt Busby, Manchester United and John Carey, Blackburn Rovers. GV crowds streaming towards football ground. SCU people buying programmes. GV packed stands. SCU Stanley Matthews teaching young Blackpool players. SV & CU Matthews dribbling. SV & CU Tommy Harmer of Spurs, juggling with ball. SV & CU heading ball. SCU Joe Mercer, just out of hospital after leg broken. He teaches schoolboys dribbling and ball control. GV & CU boys in playground dribbling through bricks. CU Mercer saying (natural sound): "Well of course you fellows if you're going to be footballers you've definitely got to practise hard and acquire skill and the ability to trap a ball no matter in what direction it comes from, and to be able to kick a ball to any given part of the field, and to do all the things that Stan Matthews, Tom Finney and Tommy Lawton and great players like that seem to do naturally". GV People's Stadium, Budapest - game in progress. Hungary in dark shirts, kicking right to left. SV Puskas, number ten, dribbling. SV crowd. SV Puskas shoots (a cracking shot), ball in net before Merrick drops. Second goal. SV crowd. LV Puskas beat Billy Wright and Ivan Broadis throws a long pass out to Czibor, Czibor flicks it inside to Koscis. SV Koscis shoots immediately, beats Merrick for Hungary's third goal. SV crowd. Half time 3-0. LV free kick, Dickinson takes it. Broadis has first time slam after defender has knocked it back, shoots. SV ball flashing into net. CU Hungarians in crowd cheering. LV England attacking. SV clever individual play by Englishmen, spoilt by poor teamwork. CU man. SV Tom Finney running with ball, he shoots, and with goalie out, ball goes three yards wide. CU Hungarians shaking heads. LV Hidekuti's goal, an object lesson in snapping up chances, he shoots giving Merrick no chance. SV ball bouncing in goal. GV stadium all cheering. SCU Puskas being embraced by team mates. SV English team running from field. BV victorious Hungarian team waving to crowd.

    (F.G.) (Orig.I.)

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  • "SV victorious Hungarian eleven" - that's footage of Hungary's previous victory over England, winning by 6-3 at Wembley in 1953.

    "Stanley Rouse" in text and tags should read Stanley Rous.

    "Puskas" is Ferenc Puskas.

    "Czibor" is Zoltan Czibor.

    "Merrick" is Gil Merrick.

    "Koscis" should read Sandor Kocsis.

    "Dickinson" is Jimmy Dickinson.

    "Hidekuti" should read Nandor Hidegkuti.

    Hungary won the match 7-1.

    jamied 24th Sep 2012

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