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The 1935 British Home Championship was a football tournament played between the British Home Nations during the 1934–35 season. Scotland and England shared the trophy after a dramatic final match in which the Scots beat England to claim a share of the cup after having seemingly come adrift following their early defeat to Ireland.

It was England and Ireland who began strongest, England thumping the trophy-holders Wales 4–0 in Cardiff whils the Irish defeated the Scots in Belfast 2–1. Scotland recovered in the second game, beating Wales 3–2 at home to reenter the race for the tournament as England beat Ireland in a close game in Liverpool to become favourites. In the final matches, Ireland failed to take the necessary points from Wales to push for a joint top spot, falling 3–1 in Wrexham. The Scots and the English played in Glasgow, knowing that a draw for the English would be enough to secure them an undisputed victory. This was not to be as by dint of great effort, the Scottish team overcame their Southern rivals 2–0. As goal difference was not at this stage used to separate teams in the British Home Championship, the honours were shared by England and Scotland, whilst Ireland and Wales shared third place.

Table

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 England 4 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3
 Scotland 4 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2
 Ireland 2 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2
 Wales 2 3 1 0 2 5 8 −3

The points system worked as follows:

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

Results


29 September 1934
Wales  0 – 4  England Ninian Park, Cardiff
  Fred Tilson 2, Eric Brook, Stanley Matthews

20 October 1934
Ireland  2 – 1  Scotland Windsor Park, Belfast
D.K. Martin, Jackie Coulter Patrick Gallacher

21 November 1934
Scotland  3 – 2  Wales Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Charlie Napier 2, Dally Duncan Charlie Phillips, Dai Astley

6 February 1935
England  2 – 1  Ireland Goodison Park, Liverpool
Cliff Bastin 2 Alex Stevenson

27 March 1935
Wales  3 – 1  Ireland Racecourse Ground, Wrexham
Wilson Jones, Charlie Phillips, Idris Hopkins Joe Bambrick

6 April 1935
Scotland  2 – 0  England Hampden Park, Glasgow
Dally Duncan 2  

References

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