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Scotland's concede nine against "auld enemy"

Scotland suffered the most humiliating defeat in their history against the "auld enemy" on 15 April 1961 when England crushed them 9-3 at Wembley.

Celtic's Frank Haffey, called in because of injuries to two other keepers, had a nightmare match, but this should not take away from the brilliance of the England performance. 

It was a strong Scottish side - including Law, Mackay and St John - which came to Wembley for what was the decider in the home international championship.

Jimmy Greaves had an outstanding game, hitting three, Bobby Smith of Spurs hit two, Bobby Robson and Byran Douglas got a goal apiece.  Fulham's Johnny Haynes tore the Scottish defence to shreds with his devastating passing and scored twice.  Greaves later declared: 'Johnny controlled the slaughter that day, pulling the Scottish defence apart with a procession of precision passes that created countless openings for his team-mates'.


Haffey(Celtic), Shearer R(Rangers), Caldow(Rangers), Mackay D (Tottenham Hotspur), McNeill(Celtic), McCann R(Motherwell), Macleod J(Hibernian), Law(Manchester City), St. John(Motherwell), Quinn P(Motherwell), Wilson D(Rangers).


Springett, R. D. G.(Sheffield Wednesday), Armfield, J. C.(Blackpool), McNeil, M.(Middlesbrough), Robson, R.(West Bromwich Albion), Swan, P.(Sheffield Wednesday), Flowers, R.(Wolverhampton Wanderers), Douglas, B.(Blackburn Rovers), Greaves, J.(Chelsea), Smith, R. A.(Tottenham Hotspur), Haynes, J. N.(Fulham), Charlton, R.(Manchester United).