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Scotland 1-3 England

Wayne Rooney scores with a header against Scoland at Celtic Park
Wayne Rooney scored his 45th England goal with a second-half header at Celtic Park
  • Oxlade-Chamberlain header opens scoring
  • Rooney scores 45th and 46th international goals
  • Defender Robertson gave Scotland brief hope
  • Sixth successive win for England

Wayne Rooney closed in on Sir Bobby Charlton's all-time England record of 49 goals as his side gained a comfortable victory against Scotland at a passionate Celtic Park.

Scotland were hoping to inflict defeat on the Auld Enemy and build on confidence gained from the pivotal Euro 2016 qualifying win against the Republic of Ireland on Friday.

Rooney, however, had other ideas with two second-half goals to add to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's opener as England secured a fully deserved win on their first visit to Glasgow since 1999.

The England captain now has 46 international goals, his second coming late on to snuff out brief hopes of an unlikely Scotland revival after Andrew Robertson had pulled one back.

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Scotland 1-3 England: Roy Hodgson praises players

It was a highly satisfactory night for England manager Roy Hodgson, who has now seen his side win six successive games as they rebuild after the disappointment of their early World Cup exit in Brazil.

For Scotland, who looked jaded following their exertions against the Republic, consolation can come with the knowledge that their main business in this international period was winning that qualifier, which they achieved successfully.

England's own qualifiers have proved routine, but this was billed as a more serious test of their resolve and credentials in the stirring surroundings of Parkhead - and Hodgson will feel this was a test they passed emphatically.

Scotland had only two Premier League players in their starting line-up, Hull City's Robertson and Everton's Steven Naismith and at times that gulf in experience, competitive edge and class was all too obvious.

Hodgson played the straightest of bats in the build-up, declining to portray this as any different to a routine friendly as England came north of the border for the first time since the Euro 2000 qualifying play-off in 1999 - although the naked hostility displayed by both sets of supporters to the respective national anthems may have just altered his opinion.

It was Hodgson's side who made the more assured start and Danny Welbeck, so reliable in front of goal for England recently, should have done better than shoot straight at Scotland keeper David Marshall when played in by Rooney.

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Scotland 1-3 England: Strachan feels England 'spooked' Scotland

Scotland were getting some encouragement from the pace of Watford's Ikechi Anya, but looked somewhat leg-weary and lacking in inspiration and when England went ahead after 32 minutes, it was an advantage they deserved.

Jack Wilshere created the opportunity with a long, driven pass which found Oxlade-Chamberlain, who applied a thin but decisive touch with his head to beat Marshall.

Strachan introduced Darren Fletcher and James Morrison for Chris Martin and Scott Brown, as well as Craig Gordon for Marshall in goal, in an attempt to give his team fresh impetus at the start of the second half, but it was England who struck again two minutes after the restart.

Scotland failed to clear a free-kick and when Robertson could only divert Wilshere's shot into the path of Rooney, he reacted swiftly to divert a smart header past Gordon.

As the clock ran down and substitutes arrived on a regular basis, Robertson gave Scotland hope with a close-range finish with seven minutes left.

Rooney responded almost instantly by crowning another good passing move with a powerful finish and a somersault of celebration in front of England's elated supporters.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain heads England ahead on 32 minutes
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's glancing header gave England a 32nd-minute lead
Wayne Rooney celebrates putting England 2-0 ahead at Celtic Park
Rooney headed England into a 2-0 lead after Andrew Robertson had failed to clear inside the area
Andrew Robertson celebrates his goal for Scotland
Hull City full-back Robertson briefly gave Scotland hope with a goal seven minutes from time
Wayne Rooney celebrates with Adam Lallana and Kieran Gibbs after England's third goal
But Rooney was celebrating moments later when he reinstated England's two-goal advantage

Line-ups

Scotland

  • 1MarshallSubstituted forGordonat 45'minutes
  • 2Whittaker
  • 4Martin
  • 5HanleySubstituted forMayat 66'minutes
  • 3Robertson
  • 6MaloneySubstituted forRussellat 81'minutes
  • 7MulgrewBooked at 46mins
  • 8BrownSubstituted forFletcherat 45'minutes
  • 11AnyaSubstituted forBannanat 61'minutes
  • 10Naismith
  • 9MartinSubstituted forMorrisonat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Gordon
  • 13Bryson
  • 14Berra
  • 15Morrison
  • 16Bannan
  • 17Dorrans
  • 18Greer
  • 19Fletcher
  • 20Burke
  • 21Gilks
  • 22Russell
  • 23May
  • 24MacLeod
  • 25Forsyth
  • 26Paterson

England

  • 1Forster
  • 2Clyne
  • 5CahillSubstituted forJagielkaat 45'minutes
  • 6Smalling
  • 3ShawSubstituted forGibbsat 66'minutes
  • 4Milner
  • 7WilshereSubstituted forBarkleyat 87'minutes
  • 8DowningSubstituted forLallanaat 45'minutes
  • 11Oxlade-ChamberlainSubstituted forLambertat 80'minutes
  • 10Rooney
  • 9WelbeckSubstituted forSterlingat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Chambers
  • 13Foster
  • 14Henderson
  • 15Walcott
  • 16Jagielka
  • 17Gibbs
  • 18Lambert
  • 19Sterling
  • 20Lallana
  • 21Barkley
  • 22Berahino
Referee:
Jonas Eriksson

Match Stats

Home TeamScotlandAway TeamEngland
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Scotland 1, England 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scotland 1, England 3.

Foul by Stevie May (Scotland).

Phil Jagielka (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Johnny Russell (Scotland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nathaniel Clyne (England).

Foul by Darren Fletcher (Scotland).

Ross Barkley (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, England. Ross Barkley replaces Jack Wilshere.

Attempt missed. Johnny Russell (Scotland) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Scotland 1, England 3. Wayne Rooney (England) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adam Lallana.

Goal!

Goal! Scotland 1, England 2. Andrew Robertson (Scotland) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Johnny Russell.

Darren Fletcher (Scotland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Raheem Sterling (England).

Substitution

Substitution, Scotland. Johnny Russell replaces Shaun Maloney.

Substitution

Substitution, England. Rickie Lambert replaces Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Corner, England. Conceded by Charlie Mulgrew.

Attempt missed. Jack Wilshere (England) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by James Morrison (Scotland).

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (England) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Steven Naismith (Scotland) header from very close range is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Shaun Maloney with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Scotland. Conceded by James Milner.

Shaun Maloney (Scotland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Wilshere (England).

Substitution

Substitution, Scotland. Stevie May replaces Grant Hanley.

Substitution

Substitution, England. Raheem Sterling replaces Danny Welbeck.

Substitution

Substitution, England. Kieran Gibbs replaces Luke Shaw.

James Morrison (Scotland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Milner (England).

Attempt saved. Wayne Rooney (England) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adam Lallana.

Darren Fletcher (Scotland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Wayne Rooney (England).

Substitution

Substitution, Scotland. Barry Bannan replaces Ikechi Anya.

Foul by Shaun Maloney (Scotland).

Luke Shaw (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Shaun Maloney (Scotland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Chris Smalling (England).

Attempt missed. Chris Smalling (England) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Lallana with a cross following a corner.

Corner, England. Conceded by Russell Martin.

Charlie Mulgrew (Scotland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 18th November 2014

  • R. of IrelandRepublic of Ireland4USAUSA1
    FT
  • ScotlandScotland1EnglandEngland3
    FT
  • JapanJapan2AustraliaAustralia1
    FT
  • SlovakiaSlovakia2FinlandFinland1
    FT
  • BelarusBelarus3MexicoMexico2
    FT
  • GreeceGreece0SerbiaSerbia2
    FT
  • SloveniaSlovenia0ColombiaColombia1
    FT
  • AustriaAustria1BrazilBrazil2
    FT
  • RomaniaRomania2DenmarkDenmark0
    FT
  • HungaryHungary1RussiaRussia2
    FT
  • ArgentinaArgentina0PortugalPortugal1
    FT
  • ItalyItaly1AlbaniaAlbania0
    FT
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