#OTD in 1949 – The Republic of Ireland soccer team beats England 2-0 at Goodison Park – England’s first defeat by a foreign side.

The first ever defeat for England on their home turf by a non-UK team only made things all the more sweeter.

The Ireland side was captained by Manchester United great Johnny Carey – the reigning Player of the Year at the time of this game; he and Roy Keane remain the only Irishmen ever to win that accolade – while the goals came from a Con Martin penalty and Everton’s Peter Farrell, enjoying a day of days at his home stadium.

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