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The 1975 British Home Championship was an international football tournament between the British Home Nations. It resulted in a resounding victory for an England team which was going through one of the poorest periods of consistent play in their history. The tournament saw several draws, including two dramatic 2–2 ties for the Welsh team against England and Scotland and a goalless draw between England and Northern Ireland. The Scots had begun better, beating the Irish 3–0 in their second game and so entered the final match with a real chance of victory. The Welsh, like the English, had a 2 point advantage in their final match, but failed to capitalise on this, losing to Northern Ireland and ending in last place. The final game, between England and Scotland was in the end a one-sided affair, the English crushing the Scots in a 5–1 rout and winning the tournament.

Table

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 England 4 3 1 2 0 7 3 +4
 Scotland 3 3 1 1 1 6 7 −1
 Northern Ireland 3 3 1 1 1 1 3 −2
 Wales 2 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1

The points system worked as follows:

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

Results


17 May 1975
Northern Ireland  0 – 0  England Windsor Park, Belfast
   

17 May 1975
Wales  2 – 2  Scotland Ninian Park, Cardiff
John Toshack, Brian Flynn Bruce Rioch, Colin Jackson

20 May 1975
Scotland  3 – 0  Northern Ireland Hampden Park, Glasgow
Ted MacDougall, Derek Parlane, Kenny Dalglish  

21 May 1975
England  2 – 2  Wales Wembley Stadium, London
David Johnson 2 John Toshack, Arfon Griffiths

23 May 1975
Northern Ireland  1 – 0  Wales Windsor Park, Belfast
Thomas Finney  

24 May 1975
England  5 – 1  Scotland Wembley Stadium, London
Gerry Francis 2, David Johnson, Kevin Beattie, Colin Bell Bruce Rioch (P)

References

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