• Short Summary

    A LATE GOAL BY GEOFF HURST GAVE ENGLAND A WELL EARNED 2-1 VICTORY OVER URUGUAY ON SUNDAY IN AN INTERNATIONAL MATCH THAT PRODUCED ONLY FLASHED OF GOOD FOOTBALL.

  • Description

    A LATE GOAL BY GEOFF HURST GAVE ENGLAND A WELL EARNED 2-1 VICTORY OVER URUGUAY ON SUNDAY IN AN INTERNATIONAL MATCH THAT PRODUCED ONLY FLASHED OF GOOD FOOTBALL.

    HURST, THE WEST HAM STAR, SNAPPED A SHOT PAST URUGUAYAN GOALKEEPER LUIS MAIDANA AFTER A FINE CROSS FROM FRANCIS LEE IN THE 80TH MINUTE WHEN IT LOOKED AS THOUGH ENGLAND WOULD BE FORCED TO SETTLE FOR A DRAW.

    LEE, THE STAR OF AN ERRATIC ENGLAND ATTACK, OPENED THE SCORING IN THE 16TH MINUTE BUT LUIS CUBILLA, THE SPEARHEAD OF URUGUAY'S LIVELY FORWARDS, EQUALISED IN THE 52ND MINUTE.

    ENGLAND WERE WITHOUT MIDFIELD PLAYER BOBBY CHARLTON, WHO FAILED A LATE FITNESS TEST ON HIS INJURED THIGH. BUT THE WORLD CHAMPIONS WERE STRENGTHENED BY THE RETURN OF NUMBER ONE GOALKEEPER GORDON BANKS, WHO HAD REJOINED THE PARTY AFTER BRIEFLY FLYING BACK TO ENGLAND FOR HIS FATHER'S FUNERAL.

    THIS WAS ENGLAND'S SECOND WIN OF THE TOUR. THEY DREW WITH MEXICO AND BEAT A MEXICAN ELEVEN 4-0.

    THEY MEET THEIR TOUGHEST OPPOSITION -- BRAZIL -- ON THURSDAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABZKV1IP5W563NTYI38RMWX56Y
    Media URN:
    VLVABZKV1IP5W563NTYI38RMWX56Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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