November 11, 2016 17:07
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.
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
Hart, Rose, Stones, Cahill, Walker, Dier, Henderson, Lallana, Rooney, Sterling, Sturridge (Vardy). Subs: Heaton, Clyne, Walcott, Jagielka, Bertrand, Townsend, Kane, Rashford, Wilshere, Lingard, Pickford
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
WORLD CUP 2018 QUALIFIERS RESULTS & SCORES
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.
England National Team Tickets
After the match against Scotland, England will next play Spain in an international friendly at Wembley Stadium in London on November 15. Buy legal, authentic, England football tickets to watch the England National team battle Scotland, Spain, and Lithuania in upcoming Three Lions clashes.
Buy England v Spain tickets now online from the secure LiveFootballTickets.com football tickets marketplace - get great seats at great prices!
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.