England held Scotland to a draw before a world-record crowd on this day.
An England team with a sprinkling of 19th century superstars held Scotland to a draw before a world-record crowd on this day 116 years ago.
There were 45,017 spectators inside Celtic Park in Glasgow to see Aston Villa right-half Jack Reynolds score England’s 85th-minute equaliser in a 2-2 draw.
England lined up like this: Leslie Gay (Old Brightonians), Tommy Clare (Stoke), Fred Pelly (Old Foresters), Jack Reynolds (Aston Villa), Johnny Holt (Everton), Ernie Needham (Sheffield United), Billy Bassett (West Bromwich Albion), John Goodall (Derby County), GO Smith (Oxford University), Edgar Chadwick (Everton) and Fred Spiksley (Sheffield Wednesday).
In the previous match between the teams, played a year earlier at Richmond Athletic Ground, England had won 5-2 after being 2-1 down until the 65th minute. This was a closer affair to treat the huge Parkhead crowd. The Scots went ahead but Goodall (above, centre), born in London of Scottish parents, had levelled before the break.
One of England’s leading players in the early years, Goodall scored 11 goals in 14 internationals and captained the side twice. He played for Preston and Derby and was said to have outstanding ball control.
Jack Reynolds, England’s other marksman on that tense afternoon, was the first of only two players to appear both for and against England. He had moved to Ireland as a boy, having been born in Blackburn, and won five caps for them before it was discovered that he was English!