1970–71 British Home Championship

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The 1970-71 British Home Championship was an international football competition between the British Home Nations. the tournament was low-scoring affair, reflecting trends in world football at the time, which relied on heavy defense. England won the tournament in their final match by beating Scotland following an earlier victory over the Irish and a draw with the Welsh. The England versus Scotland match saw more goals than the rest of the tournament put together, but Ireland did manage to gain a rare second place position with 1–0 wins over disappointing Welsh and Scottish sides, whose own match for last place was a goalless draw resulting in a shared third position.

Table[edit]

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

The points system worked as follows:

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

Results[edit]

15 May 1971
Ireland  0 – 1  England
  Allan Clarke

15 May 1971
Wales  0 – 0  Scotland
   

18 May 1971
Scotland  0 – 1  Ireland
  Own Goal

19 May 1971
England  0 – 0  Wales
   

22 May 1971
Ireland  1 – 0  Wales
Bryan Hamilton  

References[edit]

  • Guy Oliver (1992). The Guinness Record of World Soccer. Guinness. ISBN 0-85112-954-4.