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Headed for the Goal
May 16, 1960
For two straight days last week all England was walking on air. On Friday a Princess got married in Westminster Abbey, and on Saturday the World Series of English soccer—the Football Association Cup final-was held at London's Wembley Stadium. Not a foot was on the ground when the center forward of the Wolverhampton Wanderers used his head to rap a shot past a high-jumping defenseman toward the Blackburn Rovers' goal. As 100,000 spectators gasped, the ball neared, then missed the net. Wolverhampton finally scored after 42 minutes of tense, even play and—when a Rover player broke his leg, leaving his team shorthanded under the tough no-substitution rules—went on to win 3-0.
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May 16, 1960

Headed For The Goal

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For two straight days last week all England was walking on air. On Friday a Princess got married in Westminster Abbey, and on Saturday the World Series of English soccer—the Football Association Cup final-was held at London's Wembley Stadium. Not a foot was on the ground when the center forward of the Wolverhampton Wanderers used his head to rap a shot past a high-jumping defenseman toward the Blackburn Rovers' goal. As 100,000 spectators gasped, the ball neared, then missed the net. Wolverhampton finally scored after 42 minutes of tense, even play and—when a Rover player broke his leg, leaving his team shorthanded under the tough no-substitution rules—went on to win 3-0.

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