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.