England introduced Scotland crashing again all the way down to earth with a cushty 3-1 victory in a pleasant at Hampden Park with Phil Foden, Jude Bellingham and Harry Kane on the right track on Tuesday.
After 5 successive Euro 2024 qualifying wins there was a euphoric environment amongst the Tartan Army who sensed a possibility for a primary residence win towards England since 1985.
But as soon as Foden turned in Kyle Walker’s stray shot within the thirty second minute after which Real Madrid’s Bellingham punished an Andy Robertson error three minutes later the get together went flat.
An personal aim by substitute Harry Maguire within the 67th minute raised the decibel degree once more and Steve Clarke’s facet briefly made life uncomfortable for England earlier than captain Kane ended Scotland’s hopes with a usually medical end.
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To make issues worse Norway beat Georgia in a Group A qualifier when a draw would have sealed Scotland’s place in subsequent yr’s event, though they continue to be in a robust place.
England, who drew 1-1 with Ukraine on the weekend,can also be prime of Euro 2024 qualifying Group C.
The 116th version of worldwide soccer’s oldest fixture was dubbed the Heritage Match to mark the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the primary assembly between the previous rivals.
It was not a contented night time for the Scots although as England claimed a forty ninth victory that might have been much more emphatic had they taken all their probabilities.
England supervisor Gareth Southgate made six adjustments to the facet that drew with Ukraine, handing defender Lewis Dunk his first cap since 2018 and providing Foden a begin.
The depth in England’s squad was obvious although as they managed the competition to present Scotland a actuality examine.
Bellingham was magnificent as he continued his dream begin to the season and he arrange an early probability for Walker who fired narrowly huge of the far submit.
Bellingham was concerned once more in England’s opener, threading a move to Marcus Rashford who teed up Walker for a shot which was going properly huge however was diverted in by the alert Foden.
Scotland self-destructed quickly after after they did not clear their strains and Robertson performed the ball straight to Bellingham who rifled a shot previous Angus Gunn.
Maguire was given a run-out within the second half however the Manchester United participant inadvertently handed Scotland a lifeline by clumsily prodding in Robertson’s low cross.
John McGinn glanced a header simply excessive as Scotland abruptly regarded harmful nevertheless it was solely a quick storm and the silky Bellingham was denied an excellent solo aim by Gunn.
Bellingham then rounded off an incredible show with a slide rule move to Kane who completed together with his trademark precision.