Scotland 2-2 England

World Cup 2018 Qualifiers

Sat 10th June 2017
17:00

Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)
Att: 48,520

Group F
(10 Jun 2017)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
England
6
4
2
0
10
2
14
Slovakia
6
4
0
2
12
4
12
Slovenia
6
3
2
1
6
3
11
SCOTLAND
6
2
2
2
9
10
8
Lithuania
6
1
2
3
6
11
5
Malta
6
0
0
6
2
15
0
10 June 2017
Scotland 2-2 England
Slovenia 2-0 Malta
Lithuania 1-2 Slovakia
Scotland

Griffiths (87, 90)


C Gordon
C Berra
C Mulgrew
K Tierney
I Anya (C Martin 81)
J Morrison (J McArthur 46)
S Brown(C)
A Robertson
R Snodgrass (R Fraser 67)
S Armstrong
L Griffiths

 

Manager:
Gordon Strachan

 

FIFA Ranking: 61

England

Oxlade-Chamberlain (70)

Kane (93)


J Hart
K Walker
C Smalling
G Cahill
R Bertrand
J Livermore (J Defoe 95)
E Dier
M Rashford (A Oxlade-Chamberlain 65)
D Alli (R Sterling 84)
A Lallana
H Kane

 

FIFA Ranking: 13

 
Scotland
England
Shots At Goal
8
16
Shots On Target
3
9
Possession
39%
61%
Fouls
7
9
Corners
4
7
Offsides
0
0
Saves
6
1
Yellow Cards
1
2
Red Cards
0
0
Source: Sky Sports
1 Craig Gordon (Celtic) (47 Caps) Age: 34
2 Kieran Tierney (Celtic) (4 Caps) Age: 20
3 Andrew Robertson (Hull City) (15 Caps) Age: 23
4 Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) (36 Caps) Age: 32
5 Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn Rovers) (27 Caps) Age: 31
6 James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion) (44 Caps) Age: 31
7 Stuart Armstrong (Celtic) (2 Caps) Age: 25
8 Scott Brown (Celtic) Captain (53 Caps) Age: 32
9 Leigh Griffiths (Celtic) (13 Caps) Age: 26
10 Robert Snodgrass (West Ham Utd) (24 Caps) Age: 29
11 Ikechi Anya (Derby County) (27 Caps) Age: 29
 
13 James McArthur (Crystal Palace) (28 Caps) Age: 29
(Replaced James Morrison 46 min)
19 Chris Martin (Fulham) (13 Caps) Age: 28
(Replaced Ikechi Anya 81 min)
20 Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) (1 Cap) Age: 23
(Replaced Robert Snodgrass 67 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(3-4-2-1)
Craig Gordon
Christophe Berra
Charlie Mulgrew
Kieran Tierney
Ikechi Anya
James Morrison
Scott Brown
Andrew Robertson
Robert Snodgrass
Stuart Armstrong
Leigh Griffiths

20 Ryan Fraser

Scotland went into the home match against the Auld Enemy knowing that defeat would all but end their qualification chances.  It had been 32 years since Scotland's last victory over England in 1985, but Scotland were going into this match with some confidence after some good performances. 

Scotland made a promising start and but to no avail, as Griffiths' shot was saved from Hart. It was after 17 minutes that the first proper chance came, and it was to Harry Kane, who shot over from inside the box.  11 minutes later England should have taken the lead  when Tierney had to head off the line after Kane lobbed Gordon, and the follow up shot from Rashford was diverted wide.  5 minutes into the second half Livermore had a shot diverted on to the post, and then a Cahill shot was deflected wide. Scotland went up the other end and should have scored as Robertson hit the ball over the bar after receiving a pass from Griffiths on the edge of the box.  On 66 minutes Gordon made a great save from a Kane header.  A few minutes later, Gordon was at fault when Oxlade-Chamberlain gave England the lead.  He dribbled in from the left and turned and unleashed a shot that Gordon should have kept out. With 8 minutes remaining, Griffiths was though in the box, but his shot was put wide of the post.  A few minutes later substitute Ryan Fraser was fouled just outside the box when he took Cahill's high boot to the chest.  Leigh Griffiths stepped up, and curled the ball over the wall and into the right hand corner past Hart, to send Hampden crazy.  It was nothing more than Scotland deserved.  The game was not over yet though.  With 2 minutes left, Chris Martin was fouled in a similar position.  Leigh Griffiths stepped up again, and this time curled the ball into the left hand corner past Hart to make it 2-1 to Scotland, and send the Tartan Army into a state of joy.  All Scotland had to do now was hold on to the ball for a few minutes.  They conceded a free kick just on the edge of the box.  Gordon saved from Dier, and Scotland broke away.  A poor pass from Armstrong game the ball back to England, who floated a ball to the back post to Kane who lost his marker and slotted the ball past Gordon to make it 2-2.  It was a cruel blow to Scotland who were minutes away from recording a famous victory and giving their qualification chances a major boost.