• Short Summary

    ENGLAND COMPLETELY OVERWHELMED FRANCE AT WEMBLEY STADIUM TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY) TO SCORE A RESOUNDING 5-0 IN AN INTERNATIONAL SOCCER MATCH.

  • Description

    ENGLAND COMPLETELY OVERWHELMED FRANCE AT WEMBLEY STADIUM TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY) TO SCORE A RESOUNDING 5-0 IN AN INTERNATIONAL SOCCER MATCH. THE FRENCH TEAM, WHO HAD SCORED ONLY ONE WIN IN THEIR LAST FIVE GAMES, SPENT MOST OF THE MATCH ON THE DEFENSIVE AS ENGLAND LAUNCHED ATTACK AFTER ATTACK ON THE FRENCH GOAL.

    FRANCE STARTED STRONGLY, WITH AN ATTACK SPEARHEADED BY CENTRE-FORWARD LOUBET WHO SPRINTED THROUGH THE DEFENCE, ONLY TO LOSE THE EARLY-SCORING CHANCE AS GOAL-KEEPER BANKS MADE A FINE SAVE. THIS PROVED TO BE ONE OF THE FEW PROMISING MOVES BY THE FRENCH TEAM WHO WERE THEN FORCED ONTO THE DEFENSIVE BY ENGLAND'S SWIFT-MOVING FORWARDS.

    FIRST BLOOD FOR ENGLAND CAME FROM THE BOOT OF O'GRADY WHO SLAMMED HOME A HEADER FROM HURST. THE GOAL CAME IN THE THIRTY-SECOND MINUTE OF THE MATCH, WHICH HAD DRAWN A CROWD OF 85,000 TO WEMBLEY STADIUM.

    TWO MINUTES AFTER HALF-TIME, ENGLAND WENT FURTHER AHEAD WITH A PENALTY FROM HURST, THE 200TH GOAL ENGLAND HAS SCORED AT WEMBLEY.

    HURST PROVED TO BE THE MAJOR SCORER FOR ENGLAND. TWO MINUTES LATER, HE TOOK A CENTRE FROM COOPER, ONE OF THE LATEST TO JOIN THE ENGLAND SQUAD, AND BROUGHT UP A 3-NIL LEAD.

    ENGLAND WERE IN COMPLETE COMMAND DURING THE SECOND HALF AND THOUGH LOUBET TRIED UNSUCCESSFULLY TO RALLY THE FRENCH CHANCES, THE VISITORS WERE NEVER ALLOWED TO BREAK THROUGH.

    IN THE SEVENTY-FIFTH MINUTE, ENGLAND GOT THEIR FOURTH GOAL WHEN LEE, SWEEPING ON A PASS FROM O'GRADY, MOVED THE BALL TO HIS RIGHT FOOT AND SHOT FIERCELY PAST THE FRENCH GOAL-KEEPER, ???.

    THE FINAL SCORE CAME FOR ENGLAND AFTER THEY WERE AWARDED ANOTHER PENALTY IN THE CLOSING STAGES OF THE MATCH. HURST BROUGHT UP HIS THIRD GOAL WITH A POWERFUL DRIVE FROM THE PENALTY ??? ENGLAND HAD GAINED REVENGE FOR A GOAL FAMINE WHICH HAD DUGGED THEM FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACX7BZ9S79KAJUO1BNHM1WPN0U
    Media URN:
    VLVACX7BZ9S79KAJUO1BNHM1WPN0U
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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