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    ENGLAND'S SOCCER STARS, PLAYING THEIR LAST HOME INTERNATIONAL BEFORE DEFENDING THEIR WORLD CUP TITLE IN MEXICO, FOUGHT OUT A GOALLESS DRAW IN A DEFENSIVE DUEL WITH SCOTLAND TODAY (SATURDAY).

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    ENGLAND'S SOCCER STARS, PLAYING THEIR LAST HOME INTERNATIONAL BEFORE DEFENDING THEIR WORLD CUP TITLE IN MEXICO, FOUGHT OUT A GOALLESS DRAW IN A DEFENSIVE DUEL WITH SCOTLAND TODAY (SATURDAY).

    A 134,000 CROWD PACKED GLASGOW'S HAMPDEN PARK STADIUM TO CHEER ON SCOTLAND IN THEIR BID TO BREAK ENGLAND'S RECENT RUN OF SUCCESS IN BRITISH INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL. AS A RESULT OF TODAY'S DRAW, ENGLAND - OUTRIGHT WINNERS IN 1968 AND 1969 - WERE FORCED TO SHARE THE BRITISH INTERNATIONAL TITLE WITH SCOTLAND AND WALES.

    SCOTLAND PILED ON THE PRESSURE DURING THE FIRST HALF AND WON CONTROL OF THE MIDFIELD. BUT ENGLAND'S DEFENCE, SUPERBLY MARSHALLED BY SKIPPER BOBBY MOORE, CONTAINED THE NON-STOP SCOTTISH ATTACKS WITH SUCH EFFICIENCY THAT GOALKEEPER GORDON BANKS HAD LITTLE TO DO.

    ENGLAND'S NARROWEST ESCAPE CAME WHEN LABONE BROUGHT DOWN SCOTLAND'S STEIN IN THE PENALTY AREA. WITH THE CROWD CALLING FOR A PENALTY, THE WEST GERMAN REFEREE WAVED PLAY ON.

    AT THE OTHER END, ENGLAND'S CHANCES CAME MAINLY FROM ISOLATED BREAKAWAY ATTACKS. ASTLE WAS DANGEROUS WITH A COUPLE OF HEADERS, A CANNONBALL SHOT FROM PETERS FLATTENED AN UNSUSPECTING SCOTTISH DEFENDER, AND HURST ACTUALLY HEADED THE BALL INTO THE SCOTLAND NET TWO MINUTES FROM THE END - ONLY TO BE PENALISED FOR OFFSIDE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8Z10GF6ENURIV3L4AVMV4AGL0
    Media URN:
    VLVA8Z10GF6ENURIV3L4AVMV4AGL0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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