1878–79 in English football
The 1878–1879 season was the eighth season of competitive football in England.
For the first time, England played a team other than Scotland. England played both Scotland and Wales at Kennington Oval, London, beating Wales 2–1. This match was played in atrocious weather conditions with the team captains agreeing to play only 30 minutes in each half. England gained revenge on Scotland for the previous year's debacle by beating them 5–4.
|Date||Opponents||Score||England scorers||Wales scorers|
|18 January 1879||Wales||2–1||Herbert Whitfeld (Old Etonians) (8 mins) & Thomas Sorby (Thursday Wanderers) (20 mins)||William Henry Davies|
|Date||Opponents||Score||England scorers||Scotland scorers|
|5 April 1879||Scotland||5–4||Billy Mosforth (The Wednesday) (5 mins), Charles Bambridge (Swifts) (48 & 83 mins), Arthur Goodyer (Nottingham Forest) (60 mins) & Norman Bailey (Clapham Rovers) (75 mins)||William Muir MacKinnon (2), John McDougall, Dr John Smith|
|FA Cup||Old Etonians (1)|
Notes = Number in parentheses is the times that club has won that honour. * indicates new record for competition
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