ENGLAND 2-2 SPAIN

England's Jamie Vardy scores

ENGLAND 2-2 SPAIN

England and Spain draw 2-2 in friendly match at Wembley Stadium in London

England goals: Adam Lallana 9 Pen, Jamie Vardy 48

Spain goals: Iago Aspas 89, Alarcon Isco 90 +4:59

Spain salvaged their clash with England with two late strikes from Iago Aspas and Alarcon Isco! England enjoyed first half goals from Adam Lalliana and Jamie Vardy and continued to dominate the match for the first 89 minutes, but Spain somehow fought back at the end to win a point. England are still unbeaten under new magager Gareth Southgate.

England starting XI

Hart, Clyne, Rose, Cahill, Stones, Dier, Sterling, Henderson, Lingard, Lallana, Vardy.

England News Update

England and Liverpool footballers Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana are in trouble due to their late Saturday night travel after the match with Scotland to a strip club in Bournemouth that breached the FA's code of conduct. Reportedly, the duo went to private club For Your Eyes Only after interim manager Gareth Southgate, who was formally interviewed for the England job on Monday, had given his players the evening off with orders to return to the hotel by 11am on Sunday, November 6 morning ahead of an afternoon training session. Lallana and Henderson partied for two hours after arriving at 11pm.

Henderson is teetotaler. He and Lallana both started the 2-2 draw against Spain, however Lallana limped off injured while Henderson played the full 90 minutes in Tuesday's match.

Wayne Rooney also came under criticism for his late night drinking session at the team hotel on the same night. Rooney ignored the pleas of Southgate for him to return to his room and turn in.

The FA have since banned players from spending the night away from the team hotel during international duty.

Former England coach Gary Neville criticized the way that the FA dealt with the affair on Sunday, tweeting: 'We now have a situation where two good lads in Lallana and Henderson have to be forced to make an apology. Shocking handling of this. 'You have to trust them (players). If they are going to drink they will.' 

Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney injured his knee in the locker room by slipping over an energy drink bottle while leaving the shower after England’s 3-0 victory against Scotland. The injury caused him to miss England's friendly with Spain on Tuesday. Since then Rooney was heavily criticized for drinking in the England team hotel on Saturday evening. Rooney has issued a public apology but could have his captaincy revoked. It has been an embarrassing for Rooney. The 32-year-old was in the headlines with photos of him in the early hurs on Sunday after joining a wedding party at at Herthfordshire's Grove Hotel.

Interim England boss Gareth Southgate, who is expected to be given the job permanently, had reportedly asked Roo to cut short his drinking, but Rooney continued until 5am. Rooney may now be stripped of his England captaincy, and football players on international duty have now been banned from spending nights away from the camp.

FA chief Martin Glenn has confirmed an investigation is underway to establish what happened as Rooney will be the main subject of the Football Association's investigation. 

Rooney issued an apology for his behavior, along with a statement reading: 'Naturally Wayne is sorry that pictures taken with fans have been published. Although it was a day off for the whole squad and staff, he fully recognises that the images are inappropriate for someone in his position.

“Earlier today Wayne spoke privately to both Gareth Southgate and Dan Ashworth to unreservedly apologize. He would like to further extend that apology to any young fans who have seen these pictures."

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Adam Lallana is congratulated on his early goal by Jordan Henderson and England colleagues 

England's Adam Lallana scores early goal against Spain

MILAN DERBY: AC MILAN V INTER MILAN

DERBY DELLA MADONNINA @ SAN SIRO: AC MILAN V INTER MILAN

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Derby della Madonnina, also known as the Milan Derby or Derby di Milano, is a derby football match between the two Italian giant Milanese clubs A.C. Milan and Internazionale Milan.

The Derby takes place at least twice during the year via the Italian Serie A league fixtures. The prominent match between cross-town rivals has extended to the Coppa Italia, Champions League, and Supercoppa Italiana, as well as minor tournaments and friendlies. It is one of the only major crosstown derbies in association football that is always played in the same stadium, in this case the San Siro, as both Milan and Internazionale call San Siro their "home" ground.

Intense fans cherring, singing, and even booing in the stands bring frenzied levels of passion to the Milan Derby with their energy, colorful clothing, and noise. This Sunday’s Derby della Madonnina is important to supporters of both clubs who hope for their side’s victory. Expect beautiful choreography and electric atmosphere from the enthusiastic supporters sitting around you. You are in for a memorable derby experience that you will always remember.

The first derby between the two Milanese rivals was held in the final of the Chiasso Cup, a football tournament played in Canton Ticino, Switzerland, on October 18, 1908, more than one hundred years ago. The Rossoneri won the historic match 2–1. During the mid-1960s, Inter Milan were on a roll winning the European Cup twice in a row and the Intercontinental Cup twice in a row. During the late 1980s and the 1990s, manager Silvio Berlusconi's AC Milan was the more dominant team, with many trophies won both in Italy and in the European competition. Between 2005 and 2010 Inter Milan dominated again with five scudetti and a Champions League title. The last meeting between the two titan teams was on January 31, 2016. On that occasion, AC Milan defeated Internazionale Milan 3-0 at the San Siro. The clubs have competed in 216 derbies to date with Inter Milan winning the most – 77 victories. Paolo played in the most games – 56. Top derby goal-scorer to date is Andriv Shevchenko who has scored 14 Milan Derby goals. 

The derby is called "Derby della Madonnina" in honor of one of the main sights in the city of Milan, the statue of the Virgin Mary on the top of the Duomo, which is often referred to as the "Madonnina" or "Little Madonna" in Italian. 

Sit with friends in the middle of the excitement and revel in the passionate atmosphere of a live soccer match at San Siro Stadium in Milan, Italy along with aprox 80,000 other fanatic football fans! Cheer for your favorite players from two of the most celebrated football clubs in the world – AC Milan and Inter Milan - compete in the Milan Derby.

Get great last-minute seats amongst the passionate Italian supporters and watch Seria A soccer heroes battle for silverware. Serie A is the top Italian soccer league and has been operating for over 80 years.

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To date mighty Juventus is on top of the Italian Serie A with 30 points. Roma is in second with 26 points, AC Milan is in third with 25 points, Lazio and Atalanta have 22 points, Napoli has 21 points, Torino has 19 points and Fiorentina and Inter Milan have 17 points apiece. Buy Juve tickets including Juventus v Inter Milan tickets, Juventus v AC Milan tickets, and AS Roma v Juventus tickets to be there live to watch the outstanding football being played in the Italian Serie A battle on the road to the league title and qualification for the Champions League next season!

Watch world-class Italian Serie A football superstars including Nagatomo, Honda, Menez, Icardi, Vidic, and Alex in live action in a football event that every fan should put on his or her “bucket-list”.

 

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Inter Milan’s Stevan Jovetic, Mauro Emanuel Icardi, Marcelo Brozovic

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Aberdeen and Celtic will compete in the much-anticipated Scottish League Cup Final also known as the Betfred Cup Semi-Final on November 27, 2016 at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland. Great legal Aberdeen v Celtic tickets can be purchased now securely online from the safe and easy-to-use LiveFootballTickets.com football tickets marketplace.

The Scottish League Cup, also known as the Betfred Cup, is a football tournament open to all Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) clubs. The competition had a straight knockout format but became a group and knockout competition in the 2016–17 campaign. Ross County are the current holders, after defeating Hibernian 2–1 at Hampden Park on March 13, 2016. Rangers are the record holders of the cup, winning 27 times.

In last year’s Scottish League Cup final, Alex Schalk kneed home a last-minute winner from close range to win for Ross McIntyre's Staggies – final score Hibernian 1-2 Ross County. Ross County’s Michael Gardyne got County's first, and Hibs equalised just before the break. The stunning win is the Staggies' first ever major honor.

After all the excitement of the Betfred Cup semi-finals, Scottish fans and football players are looking forward to a terrific Scottish League Cup final between Aberdeen and Celtic bringing this year’s tournament to a close.

SPFL Chief Executive Neil Doncaster remarked about the 2016 Betfred Cup Final that is shaping up to be a brilliant football event.

“The SPFL would like to congratulate both Aberdeen and Celtic for making it to the first showpiece final of the Scottish football season, with its return to a pre-Christmas date proving very popular with supporters,” said Doncaster. 

Scottish League Cup Semi-final Results (Betfred Cup Semi-Final)

Greenock Morton 0-2 Aberdeen


Aberdeen's Kenny McLean celebrates scoring goal

Rangers 0-1 Celtic


Moussa Dembele celebrates scoring winning goal with Celtics team-mate

Rangers

Gilks, Hodson, Kiernan, Hill, Wallace, Halliday, Holt, Windass, Tavernier, Miller, McKay. Subs: Foderingham, Garner, Dodoo, Crooks, Senderos, O’Halloran, Waghorn

Celtic

Gordon, Lustig, Simunovic, Sviatchenko, Tierney, Bitton, Brown, Forrest, Rogic, Sinclair, Dembélé. Subs: De Vries, Toure, Gamboa, Armstrong, Roberts, McGregor

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Note that the 2016 Betfred Cup Final is scheduled for a 3.00pm kick-off at Hampden Park on Sunday 27 November. Following agreement with Aberdeen, Celtic and the Hampden Park Safety Officer there is a 50/50 split of the stadium:

Aberdeen fans will occupy the following sections:

South Stand Lower Section P
South Stand Upper Section Q
North Stand Section C
West Stand Sections A & B
North Stand Wheelchair
South Stand Wheelchair
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Celtic fans will occupy the following sections:

South Stand Lower Section I
South Stand Upper Section H
North Stand Section D
East Stand Sections F & G
North Stand Wheelchair
South Stand Wheelchair
East Stand Wheelchair 

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High goal scorer Moussa Dembele and Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers

Erik Sviatchenko, Moussa Dembele, and Scott Brown of Celtic celebrate victory

Adam Rooney of Aberdeen hits the crossbar with a header during the Betfred Cup Semi-Final (Scotland League Cup) match between Greenock Morton and Aberdeen at Hampden Park

Adam Rooney of Aberdeen celebrates scoring opening goal

Aberdeen's Kenny McLean

Rangers's Lee Hodson and Celtic's Scott Sinclair

Celtic's high goal scorer Scott Sinclair

Celtic's Tom Rodgic

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James Forrest, Celtic, tracks Jason Holt, Rangers, during the Betfred Cup Semi-Final at Hampden Park

Lee Hodson, Rangers and James Forrest, Celtic compete for ball

James Forrest, Celtic

WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS - ENGLAND 3-0 SCOTLAND

Daniel Sturridge opened the scoring for England with a stunning header

FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP RUSSIA QUALIFIERS - ENGLAND 3-0 SCOTLAND

England defeat Scotland 3-0 in historic football match

On Friday night the oldest rivalry in international football reignited its flames at Wembley Stadium with more than 13,000 Scotland fans attending the historic clash in London for what was a massive match in the FIFA World Cup Qualifying campaign for both the Three Lions and Scotland. England emerged victorious with a 3-0 win to stay in first place in World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Group F. Sadly for Scottish fans, Scotland are in danger of being knocked out of the tournament and their manager may loose his job.

After Friday’s World Cup qualifiers matches, England top Group F by two points having maintained their unbeaten start; Strachan's Scotland side are now just one place off the bottom following Slovenia's win in Malta; and Slovakia saw off Lithuania 4-0.

Defeating Craig Gordon, Daniel Sturridge opened the scoring for England with a stunning header, and Lallana and Cahill piled up the woe for Scotland.

Gareth Southgate dropped to one knee and pumped a fist with the passion picking up the energy and enthusiasm of England's supporters in the crowd. Southgate will likely be hired on full-time as England's manager as a result of his side scoring 3 goals against Scotland.

Match Report

England 3-0 Scotland

Daniel Sturridge 25

Adam Lallana 51

Gary Cahill 61

Redemption was earned by eight of the England starting lineup that played in the previous Euro 2016 fiasco against Iceland.  A trio of headers from Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana, and Gary Cahill enabled England to take advantage of poor Scottish defending to win the much anticipated match between the two rivals. Scotland kept the pressure on England well throughout the match and displayed better passing skills than their hosts in the first half, but missed all of their opportunities to score throughout the game. England looks up to be challengers for the World Cup.

Prior to the start of the match, Scotland manager Strachan told ITV, “We’re not a top team who can say ‘that’s the way we play’. We’ve got to pick a team that suits the opposition and combats what they have. It’s a big challenge but a great one. We’re disappointed with our last two performances but this is a game that can help us and the whole nation feel good about ourselves.”

The first international match was played between Scotland and England in Glasgow 144 years ago.

England and Scotland players, managers, and fans ignored FIFA directives and wore a red poppy with pride in their World Cup qualifier on Armistice Weekend.

“Lest we forget” all those who died in battle, the players and fans observed a moment of silence prior to the start of the match while wreaths of poppies were laid on the pitch in memory of the fallen, followed by a trumpeting of the Last Post, the final note of which faded into respectful applause from the stands. England's captain Wayne Rooney and his side all wore black armbands with a red poppy on it once the game at Wembley had begun. 

Darren Fletcher was skipper for Scotland

England v Scotland Squads

England

Hart, Rose, Stones, Cahill, Walker, Dier, Henderson, Lallana, Rooney, Sterling, Sturridge (Vardy). Subs: Heaton, Clyne, Walcott, Jagielka, Bertrand, Townsend, Kane, Rashford, Wilshere, Lingard, Pickford

Scotland

Gordon, Anya (Paterson), Wallace, Hanley, Berra, Morrison (McArthur), Brown, Darren Fletcher, Forrest, Snodgrass (Ritchie), Griffiths. Subs: Marshall, Chris Martin, Russell Martin, Naismith, Steven Fletcher, Bannan, Burke, Kingsley, Hamilton

England's #1 goalie Joe Hart earned a clean sheet

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Armenia 3-2 Montenegro
Czech Republic 2-1 Norway
Denmark 4-1 Kazakhstan
England 3-1 Scotland
France 2-1 Sweden
Malta 0-1 Slovenia
Northern Ireland 4-0 Azerbaijan
Romania 0-3 Poland
San Marino 0-8 Germany
Slovakia 4-0 Lithuania

Next week, England compete with Spain.

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The victorious England team celebrate their win over Scotland

Adam Lallana (11), Gary Cahill (5) and Wayne Rooney (10) celebrate after scoring England’s third goal during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Group F qualifying match between England and Scotland at Wembley Stadium on November 11, 2016 in London, England.

Gary Cahill scores for England

England manager, Gareth Southgate

England manager, Gareth Southgate sends on sub Jamie Vardy

England skipper Wayne Rooney

Gary Cahill and Wayne Rooney celebrate

Wayne Rooney helps Adam Lallana celebrate

Eric Dier and Wayne Rooney line up a free kick against Scotland

Managers Gareth Southgate, England and Gordon Strachan, Scotland look on from touchline during FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifying match at Wembley Stadium on November 11, 2016 in London, England.

WORLD CUP 2018 ENGLAND V SCOTLAND MATCH PREVIEW

Wayne Rooney, England captain

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England v Scotland 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifiers

Wayne Rooney is back!

The Three Lions host Scotland on Friday night in the 113th match between the two sides that have remained fierce enemies through the years. The first match between the long-time rivals took place in 1872, making Friday's fixture the world’s oldest international football match.

England are two points clear at the top of Group F, with Scotland fourth only a point behind Lithuania and Slovenia who have five points apiece. The match is already a sell-out with 10,000 Scotland fans to be in the crowd of 90,000 supporters at Wembley. LiveFootballTickets.com still has a good selection of England tickets and Scotland tickets for sale online now!

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England and Scotland Line-ups

Gareth Southgate, England National Team interim manager

England National Team Squad

Manager: Gareth Southgate

Goalkeepers
Joe Hart (Torino), Tom Heaton (Burnley), Jordan Pickford (Sunderland).
Defenders
Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool), Aaron Cresswell (West Ham), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Michael Keane (Burnley), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), John Stones (Manchester City), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur).
Midfielders
Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jack Wilshere (Bournemouth), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace).
Forwards
Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).

Gordon Strachan, Scotland manager

Scotland National Team Squads

Manager Gordon Strachan

Goalkeepers
Craig Gordon (Celtic), Jack Hamilton (Heart of Midlothian), David Marshall (Hull City).
Defenders
Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town), Gordon Greer (Blackburn Rovers), Grant Hanley (Newcastle United), Stephen Kingsley (Swansea City), Russell Martin (Norwich City), Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn Rovers), Callum Paterson (Heart of Midlothian), Lee Wallace (Rangers).
Midfielders
Ikechi Anya (Derby County), Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday), Scott Brown (Celtic), Oliver Burke (RB Leipzig), Darren Fletcher (West Bromwich Albion), James Forrest (Celtic), James McArthur (Crystal Palace), John McGinn (Hibernian), James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion), Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United), Robert Snodgrass (Hull City).
Forwards
Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday), Leigh Griffiths (Celtic), Chris Martin (Derby County), Steven Naismith (Norwich City).

England v Scotland Match Preview

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
European Qualifiers (Group F)

Friday's fixture will be the 112th between the rivals with England having the edge with 47 wins, 41 defeats and 24 draws. The most recent meeting of the near neighbors was England's 3-1 victory against Scotland at Celtic Park in November 2014. (See historic photos below)

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is set to captain England at Wembley in his side's World Cup qualifier clash at Wembley Stadium in London on Friday evening in a critical, massive game against arch-rivals Scotland. Interim England manager Gareth Southgate said he has no hesitation over Rooney starting the World Cup 2018 qualifying Group F game that kicks off at 19:45 GMT. Thirty-one-year-old forward and skipper Rooney was dropped for England’s previous game that resulted in a 0-0 draw in Slovenia last month.

"He's in a better place than for the last get-together in terms of sharpness and confidence," said Southgate. "He's an experienced player for a game like this and there is no hesitation to be playing him."

Rooney is England's record scorer with 53 goals and has won 118 caps, but was also dropped by Manchester United this season. Rooney has scored two goals for Manchester United this season

In past clashes against Scotland, Rooney scored twice in England's 3-1 defeat over Scotland in November 2014 in a friendly at Celtic Park which was the last time the rival countries met.

"He is playing well," said Southgate. "He's a player when in a rhythm of playing, it helps him."

Southgate has been England boss for four games in temporary charge end with the friendly against Spain on 15 November after the England Under-21 boss Southgate was put in charge of the senior team for four games following the firing of former England manager Big Sam Allardyce after only one match.

Rumor and gossip around the UK is that Southgate may be asked to stay on. With Southgate in charge, England beat Malta 2-0 and drew with Slovenia in World Cup qualifiers. 

Last minute team news and remarks

Asked if he wanted the job on a permanent basis, Southgate replied: "I'm really enjoying being in the role. What happens to me is not important. We have to win this game for the country, and because we want to be top of the group and heading to[the 2018 World Cup in Russia. What happens to me is important to my family, but other than that it isn't the purpose of the game. I want the players to enjoy the football and play well.

"My focus is 100% on the match and it would irresponsible and unprofessional for it to be any other way, added Southgate. “'It's not a normal game.”

Gordon Strachan’s Scotland currently have four points on the board following a win against Malta, a draw with Lithuania and a defeat to Slovakia. A win for Scotland would draw them level on points with England.

Steven Fletcher has trained this week after struggling with an injury earlier. Scott Brown will be available for selection having originally retired from international duty. Charlie Mulgrew joined the Scotland team earlier this week as a late call-up.

Wayne Rooney is set to start and captain the home side, England. Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson will start the match.

The match will be Scotland's 49th competitive fixture against England at Wembley. Scotland have beaten England 15 times, losing on 23 occasions.

In their pre-match remarks, Scotland players and supporters are optimistic about Scotland’s chances ahead of the match on Friday.

David Marshall, “Wembley is an incredible stadium and a brilliant place to play. “As a kid I dreamed about playing in this fixture so to potentially do that tomorrow night at Wembley will be special. Having Snoddy with us is a huge boost. He did really well for Hull on Sunday and always makes a massive difference when he’s on form. He’s a quality player.

Barry Bannan, “This is the biggest game of my career. England are a good side but there’s no reason why we can’t get a positive result.”

Sir Alex Ferguson, “Scotland will always do well against England. We’ll be the underdog though and that’s always been the case. Scotland excel at almost everything as Scottish people have such intelligence. When Scotland play England they’ll have such a drive and incentive to do well.”

Alex McLeish, “The feeling, to go and win at Wembley, is akin to winning the World Cup."

David Weir, “I’m looking forward to Scotland winning! I think England will be favorites because they have got really good players playing at probably a better level than the majority of our players. They’ll be favorites but like in any game you’ve always got a chance and I’m sure the Scotland team will be up for it.”

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WORLD CUP 2018 QUALIFIERS FIXTURES & RESULTS

Armenia V Montenegro

Czech Republic V Norway

Denmark V Kazakhstan

England V Scotland (match preview)

France V Sweden

Malta V Slovenia

Northern Ireland V Azerbaijan

Romania V Poland

San Marino V Germany

Slovakia V Lithuania

Gareth Southgate, Interim England manager, speaks with his players during a training session ahead of the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifying group F match against Scotland at St George's Park in Burton-upon-Trent

Scotland Manager Gordon Strachan leads training ahead of match against England

England 3-1 Scotland - 2014 Historic Facts & Photos

Scotland

4-2-3-1

Marshall (Gordon 46), Whittaker, R Martin, Hanley (May 66), Robertson, Maloney (Russell 81), Mulgrew, Brown (D Fletcher 46), Anya (Bannan 61), C Martin 6 (Morrison 46), Naismith 7. 

Subs not used: Bryson, Berra, Dorrans, Greer, Burke, Macleod, Forsyth, Paterson, Gilks.

Goal: Robertson 83. 

Booked: Mulgrew. 

Manager - Gordon Strachan 

England

4-4-2

Forster, Clyne, Cahill (Jagielka 46), Smalling, Shaw (Gibbs 66), Oxlade-Chamberlain (Lambert 80), Milner, Wilshere (Barkley 87), Downing (Lallana 46), Rooney, Welbeck (Sterling 46). 

Subs not used: Foster, Chambers, Henderson, Walcott, Berahino.

Goals: Oxlade-Chamberlain 32, Rooney 47, 85

Manager - Roy Hodgson

Wayne Rooney celebrates after scoring England's third goal during the match between Scotland and England at Celtic Park Stadium on November 18, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Wayne Rooney celebrates after scoring England's third goal during the match between Scotland and England at Celtic Park Stadium on November 18, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Wayne Rooney celebrates after scoring goal during the match between Scotland and England at Celtic Park Stadium on November 18, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Wayne Rooney scores second goal during the match between Scotland and England at Celtic Park Stadium on November 18, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Opposing captains Scott Brown, Scotland and Wayne Rooney, England shake hands before kickoff of International Friendly match between Scotland v England at Celtic Park Stadium on November 18, 2014.

England’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Scotland

Andrew Robertson scores for Scotland

Andrew Robertson scores for Scotland