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The 1911 British Home Championship was an international football tournament played between the British Home Nations. After a close competition between England, Scotland and Wales, England won by a single point. Scotland and Wales followed with another point between them above Ireland who failed to gain a single point and only scored two goals.

Wales and Ireland began the tournament with the Welsh winning a close match in Belfast. England played Ireland in the second game with the same scoreline, leaving England and Wales equal at the head of the table. Wales and Scotland drew a hard fought game before Scotland finished Ireland's tournament with a 2–0 win. England and Wales played a match in London in which a Welsh win would have given them the trophy but the English side was too strong and ran out 3–0. In the final game between England and Scotland a win for either side would gain them the championship but England would also win with a draw, a result they achieved at home in Liverpool.

Table

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 England 5 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4
 Scotland 4 3 1 2 0 5 3 +2
 Wales 3 3 1 1 1 4 6 −2
 Ireland 0 3 0 0 3 2 6 −4

The points system worked as follows:

  • 2 points for a win
  • 1 point for a draw

Results


28 January 1911
Ireland  1 – 2  Wales Windsor Park, Belfast
Billy Halligan Billy Davies, Grenville Morris

11 February 1911
England  2 – 1  Ireland Baseball Ground, Derby
Albert Shepherd, Robert Evans James McAuley

6 March 1911
Wales  2 – 2  Scotland Ninian Park, Cardiff
Grenville Morris 2 Bob Hamilton 2

18 March 1911
Scotland  2 – 0  Ireland Celtic Park, Glasgow
William Reid, Jimmy McMenemy  

13 March 1911
England  3 – 0  Wales The Den, London
Vivian Woodward 2, George Webb  

3 April 1911
England  1 – 1  Scotland Goodison Park, Liverpool
Jimmy Stewart Alexander Higgins

References

  • Guy Oliver (1992). The Guinness Record of World Soccer. Guinness. ISBN 0-851129-54-4. 
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