The Soviet Union team, noted for its soccer prowess, played in England for the first time October 22, failed to score against the Anglo-Saxons' 5 goals.
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SV. RUSSIAN TEAM WALKING PAST IN DARK SHIRTS.
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LV. RUSSIANS ATTACK-ENGLISH GOALIE SAVES, BALL OUT OF PLAY.
SV. ENGLISH PLAYER CHARLTON WITH BALL.
GV. ENGLAND SCORES 1st GOAL, BY T. HAYNES.
SV. ENGLISH PLAYERS SHAKING HANDS.
LV. HAYNES SCORES 2nd GOAL.
SV. CROWD CHEER.
Top V. ENGLAND ATTACKING.
Top V. HAYNES SCORES 3rd. Goal.
SV. CROWD CHEER.
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LV. ENGLAND SCORES 4th GOAL BY PENALTY. (BY CHARLTON).
SV. ENGLAND ATTACKING.
Top V. LOFTHOUSE SCORES ENGLAND'S 5th GOAL.
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Background: The Soviet Union team, noted for its soccer prowess, played in England for the first time October 22, failed to score against the Anglo-Saxons' 5 goals.
On the way to the giant Wembley pitch where a 100,000-strong crowd were queuing
to see the Bear V Lion hassle, the Russians received a shaking up but were
unhurt when their coach was in collision with a Londoner's car.
The British 5-0 victory looked to the fans to be ample revenge for England's
defeat by the Soviet Union in last summer's World Cup. This time, the Russian
performance disappointed the fans who had hoped for more than a lop-sided game.
In short Russia was zero that day.
For England, the man who made victory clear was inside-left Johnny Haynes with
Johnny set the Lion roaring down victory's lane with a first goal in the dying
seconds of the first half, then struck again in the 62nd minute. Ten minutes
before Russia's final defeat he shot in the third.
Inside right Charlton scored a fourth with a penalty in the 85th minute. Nat
Lofthouse with typical dash from his centre forward position scored the fifth
with a fine left-foot drive.
Maybe because of the accident jolt, Russia made three important team changes
thirty minutes before kick off. Kuznetsov was at left back instead of Sherbakov,
Mazlenkin took over from centre-half Khrizhevsky and Mamedov came in for
At the start: one unusual feature for an international at Wembley - there was no
traditional presentation of the teams.
England won the toss, was one up at half time.
Teams: England - McDonald; Howe, Shaw; Clayton, Wright (captain), Slater;
Douglas, Charlton, Lofthouse, Haynes, Finney.
Russia - V. Belyayev (Moscow Dynamo); K. Kosarev (Dynamo), B. Kuznetsov
(Dynamo); Y. Voinov (Kiev Dynamo), B. Maslyonkin (Spartak), V. Tearev (Moscow
Dynamo); S. Metrevli (Moscow Torpedo)m V. Ivanov (Torpedo), N. Simonyan
(captain) (Spartak), Namedov (Locomotive), A. Ilyin (Spartak).
Tailpiece. Moscow Radio's comment on the match: "England played excellently."