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    Visnews filmed at the Empire Stadium, Wembley, April 11 as 100,000 wildly enthusiastic football fans cheered their teams at this year's Football Association international match between England and Scotland.

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    Visnews filmed at the Empire Stadium, Wembley, April 11 as 100,000 wildly enthusiastic football fans cheered their teams at this year's Football Association international match between England and Scotland.

    England beat Scotland 1-0.

    The match went to England with a narrow margin of victory in spite of all efforts of the Scottish defence who covered, tackled, and intercepted tirelessly and valiantly. Particular Scottish heroes of the day were Brown in goal and Evans at centre half.

    England attacked straight away. With Charlton and Holden to the fore England's first goal seemed only a question of time.

    Scotland's rare attacks generally built up far too slowly to trouble an England defence which looked thoroughly polished and well-organised.

    After the interval Scotland for a short spell had more of the game. This, surprisingly enough, was to England's advantage as the Scottish defence - tight under constant pressure during the first half - relaxed after 15 minutes of the second half.

    A pass by Clayton sent Douglas away quite unmarked on the right wing. He centred perfectly for Charlton to head in England's first and only goal. Scotland never came back into the match.

    The match was a great occasion for England's team captain Billy Wright. He was chaired off the field by his team mates after playing so successfully in his 100th international. His wife Joy - one of Britain's three singing Beverly sisters - was there to cheer him too. One had the birth of their first child brought forward by a gynaecologists last week to reduce Billy's anxiety over his 100th star game.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4FMG1HBLPZICJW3GZ22I40UVZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA4FMG1HBLPZICJW3GZ22I40UVZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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