May 16, 1929
“Spain 4, England 3: Spain scored victory against the English team before 25,000 spectators in Madrid.
The first goal was scored by England after 15 minutes of play, when Carter took full advantage of a miskick by the goalkeeper Zamora.
Five minutes later, there was a melee in front of the Spanish goal. Bradford got his head to the ball and the goolkeeper failed to stop it.
But the home side did not slacken their efforts in spite of the double reverse, and they made a rapid advance upfield to score through Rubio. Lazcano then scored a wonderful shot as the interval came.
Spain, now greatly encouraged, showed excellent form after the resumption, but Carter again put his side ahead from the penalty spot.
Near the end Rubio scoredthe equaliser, before Goiburu beat Hufton with a great first-time shot.
When the winning goal was scored the crowd went wild, and spectators broke onto the field to embrace the players.” A genuine report on England’s first loss to a continental foe