The oldest international fixture in the world between two British sides took place in Euro 2020’s Group B on Friday at Wembley as the 115th fixture between England and Scotland ended as a draw.
campaign off to a winning start with a 1-0 win over Croatia last time out, while Scotland fell to an unlucky 2-0 defeat to the Czech Republic, which made the game even more crucial for Scots.
The game started slowly as the two sides were too
hesitant to take chances. However, both sides had chances to make a difference while an 11th-minute strike from Mason Mount hit the post and Stones made an excellent block to deny a chance from Scotland’s Che Adams on the other
Although the English men started the second half better than their historical rivals, the Scots were more deadly as they had the scoring opportunities from Hanley, Dykes, and Adams narrowly denied by English defenders.
Although the matchextended the Scots winless drought at Wembley since 1999
men proved very hard for England to break down and even came closest to winning the game when Adams blazed over late on.
The draw keeps Scotland at bottom of the Group D table, level on points with Croatia, while England has the same situation with Czech, the side they will face on Tuesday.
On the other side, Scots will face Croatia on the same day as they remain optimistic for qualification from the group round.
England’s starting XI (4-3-3):
Reece James, John Stones, Tyrone Mings, Luke Shaw; Kalvin Phillips, Declan
Rice, Mason Mount; Phil Foden, Harry Kane (c), Raheem Sterling.
Scotland’s starting XI (3-5-2):
David Marshall; Grant
Hanley, Scott McTominay, Kieran Tierney; Stephen O'Donnell, Callum McGregor,
Billy Gilmour, John McGinn, Andrew Robertson (c); Che Adams, Lyndon Dykes.