SCOTLAND 0 ENGLAND 1 – 1972 Home International Championship – Hampden Park, Glasgow – 27th May 1972

The annual climax of the domestic season was the oldest international fixture in the world, as the “Auld Enemy” of England and Scotland met in the culmination of the Home International Championship. Both BBC & ITV broadcast the game live, as was the tradition, but unfortunately I have been unable to locate any footage from the game.

England headed to Glasgow for the Centenary fixture, knowing only a win would allow them to prevent Scotland from winning the Championship. It was a result they achieved through Alan Ball’s goal and ensured that England earned a share of the Championship.

The game was the last of Gordon Banks’ 73 international appearances, as just 5 months later he would be involved in the car crash which ended his career and cost him the use of his eye.

He would regain his fitness but not his Internatinal place. A sad end for England's greatest ever keeper - Picture Courtesy of The Sun


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