• Short Summary

    ENGLAND GAVE THEIR WORLD SOCCER CUP HOPES A GREAT BOOST TODAY (WEDNESDAY) WHEN THEY BEAT SPAIN 2-0, IN A FRIENDLY SOCCER INTERNATIONAL IN MADRID.

  • Description

    ENGLAND GAVE THEIR WORLD SOCCER CUP HOPES A GREAT BOOST TODAY (WEDNESDAY) WHEN THEY BEAT SPAIN 2-0, IN A FRIENDLY SOCCER INTERNATIONAL IN MADRID.

    IT WAS THE FIRST TIME ENGLAND HAD WON IN SPAIN SINCE INTERNATIONAL MATCHES BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES STARTED IN 1929.

    ENGLAND, HOST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD CUP FINALS NEXT YEAR, RACED INTO AN EARLY LEAD WHEN CENTRE FORWARD JOE BAKER SCORED AFTER SEVEN MINUTES - FOLLOWING A QUICKLY TAKEN FREE KICK BY GEORGE EASTHAM WHICH CAUGHT THE HOME DEFENCE BY SURPRISE.

    ROGER HUNT, THE ENGLAND INSIDE FORWARD, SCORED THE SECOND GOAL TEN MINUTES AFTER HALF-TIME, ROUNDING OFF A BRILLIANT FOUR-MAN MOVE.

    ENGLAND, PLAYING A 3-3-3 SYSTEM, FREQUENTLY BAFFLED THE SPANIARDS BY THEIR FLUENT PLAY AND THE WAY THEY WERE ABLE TO SWITCH QUICKLY FROM DEFENCE TO ATTACK.

    THE COLD WEATHER KEPT THE CROWD IN THE BERNABEU STADIUM - HOME OF REAL MADRID - DOWN TO 25,000.

    BOTH TEAMS HAD TO CALL FOR REPLACEMENTS. ENGLAND REPLACED BAKER, WHO WENT OFF WITH A PULLED MUSCLE TEN MINUTES FROM HALF-TIME; AND SPAIN BROUGHT ON NEMESIO MARTIN IN PLACE OF LEFT WINGER CARLOS LAPETRA.

    ALTHOUGH SPAIN RALLIED FOR A BRIEF PERIOD IN THE SECOND-HALF, ENGLAND RETAINED DOMINANCE THROUGHOUT THE MATCH. WHILE ENGLAND'S SPORTS WRITERS PRAISED THE VICTORY, TEAM MANAGER ALF RAMSEY COMMENTED: "ENGLAND DESERVED TO WIN. BUT WHETHER THEY WERE BRILLIANT OR NOT REMAINS TO BE SEEN. I SAY WELL DONE TO MY PLAYERS."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA36M9CQ6MVEQCIFCWUKGW8J2K3
    Media URN:
    VLVA36M9CQ6MVEQCIFCWUKGW8J2K3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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