WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS - ENGLAND 3-0 SCOTLAND

Daniel Sturridge opened the scoring for England with a stunning header

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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

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.

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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.