On This Day… In 1953 USA v England 




64 years ago today the USA entertained England at the iconic Yankee Stadium in New York. It was the first time England were to play under floodlights. The friendly attracted a crowd of 7,271.

England took the lead just before half time with a goal from Ivor Broadis. 

The 2nd half saw a glut of goals….. 2 from Nat Lofthouse and another from Tom Finney put the three lions into a comfortable 4-0 lead. However, the stars and stripes hit back with Otto Decker hitting a double in a matter of minutes and a George Atheneos penalty putting them right back in the game with 20 minutes remaining. England hit straight back through Tom Finney and Redfern Froggatt then completed the scoring as England ran out 6-3 winners.

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