On This Day – England win Charity Shield

20-9-1950: The Charity Shield has been played each season since 1908. Initially the match was between the League Champions and the champions of the Southern League. Todays format of League winners against Cup winners began in 1928. But their have been several exceptions before the match moved to it’s current Wembley home.

The 1950 game between England World Cup XI and the FA Canadian Touring team was played at Stamford Bridge on a Wednesday evening in front of a crowd of 38,460. The World Cup XI where picked from the squad that had played in the summer’s World Cup in Brazil which had included the infamous 0-1 defeat against USA. The Canadian touring team was a team made up of players that had toured Canada earlier in the year.

The England World Cup Team won 4-2 with goals by Mannion, Mortensen, Baily and Mullen. The Canadian Touring Team’s goals where scored by Lofthouse and Johnstone.

The two teams where:

England Word Cup XI

B Williams (Wolverhampton)
A Ramsey (Tottenham)
W Eckersley (Blackburn)
B Wright (Wolverhampton)
L Hughes (Liverpool)
J Dickinson (Portsmouth)
T Finney (Preston)
W Mannion (Middlesbrough)
S Mortensen (Blackpool)
E Baily (Tottenham)
J Mullen (Wolverhampton)

FA Canadian Touring Team XI:

S Hanson (Bolton)
B Mozley (Derby)
S Milburn (Chesterfield)
H Johnston (Blackpool)
R Flewin (Portsmouth)
T Ward (Derby)
S Matthews (Blackpool)
J Sewell (Notts County)
N Lofthouse (Bolton)
J Hagan (Sheffield Utd)
J Hancocks (Wolverhampton)



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