England train ahead of Scotland clash
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- FT: England 0-0 Scotland
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- John Stones hit post in first-half with a header
- England can qualify to the Round of 16 with a point against Czech Republic
England vs Scotland RECAP
22:02: That’s all from us tonight. Thank you for following our coverage of the game.
21:59: Ian Wright has questioned Gareth Southgate’s changes in the game: “There’s no way Phil Foden should have left the pitch today and you’ve got Jadon Sancho on the bench, who has scored 16 goals and got 20 assists this season.”
21:57: Harry Kane has given his assessment on the draw with Scotland: “A draw was a fair result. It wasn’t our best performance. We need to dust ourselves down and prepare for our next game.”
21:55: England require one point against Czech Republic to qualify to the Round of 16 – and must win their final group game if they are to top the group. Scotland will need to beat Croatia to have any chance of progressing.
FT: It ends England 0-0 Scotland at Wembley. There are boos from the England fans at the full-time whistle.
90 +1′ – A scramble inside the Scotland area takes place, but England can’t find the back of the net.
90′ – 2 minutes of additional time will be played.
87′ – O’Donnell is booked for a foul on Grealish.
85′ – Scotland make a late change. Che Adams is replaced by Kevin Nisbet.
82′ – Scotland are now edging this one. McGinn’s shot from distance takes a deflection and earns Scotland a corner kick.
78′ – Chance! Che Adams has a brillaint chance but slices his shot over the bar! That’s Scotland’s best chance of the game.
75′- Who saw that change coming? Harry Kane makes way for Marcus Rashford with 15 minutes to go.
74′ – Luke Shaw goes for glory and fires well wide of the goal. That is a poor effort from the Manchester United defender.
72′- Sterling looks to race through on goal but fails to time his run. The Manchester City winger is flagged for offside.
70′ – Grealish has made an instant impact for the Three Lions, but Southgate could well turn to his bench again as England search for a winner.
66′ – Mount’s corner-kick delivery fails to beat the first man – that’s another wasted opportunity for England.
64′ – Jack Grealish is on for England. Phil Foden makes way.
63′ – Off the line! Reece James heads away Dykes’ effort at goal. That was a close call for the Three Lions.
Reece James has offered an attacking threat for England
59′ – Jack Grealish is warming up for England… Could he be a game-changer for the Three Lions?
57′ – Scotland put the pressure on England but Che Adams is unable to control the ball inside the England box. England eventually clear their lines.
56′ – That’s ambitious from Reece James… his shot from outside the area goes over the bar.
54′ – England could well turn to the bench before too long. The tempo of the game is starting to slow down and is crying out for an injection of pace. England fans can be heard booing and are clearly not happy with the way the match is going.
50′ – It’s a positive start from England at the start of the second-half. Scotland continue to defend well, however, and are coping well with the Three Lions’ attacking advances.
48′ – Save! Mason Mount lets fly and his shot is pushed behind for a corner!
KO: We’re back underway for the second-half.
Graeme Souness has also had his say on the Three Lions and believes Gareth Southgate’s side are not testing the Scottish defence as much as they should be.
Souness said: “This is England at home, and they’re not threatening. They need someone [in midfield] like Billy Gilmour, but he’s Scottish.”
Roy Keane has given his view on John Stones’ header and insists the Manchester City defender wasted the opportunity.
Keane told ITV: “He has to score. It’s not great movement, he’s got a free header. He has to do better, he’s close enough. He has to score. Not good enough.”
0-0 HT: What have you made of the first-half at Wembley? Leave your thoughts below…
Reece James has offered an attacking threat for England
HT: England 0-0 Scotland. A cagey first 45 minutes. England started well but seem to have their lost way. John Stones’ effort was the closest they have come to taking the lead, while Che Adams has looked dangerous for Scotland. All to play for after the break.
44′ – Brilliant build-up play from Scotland. Steve Clarke’s side work their way up towards England’s box and Che Adams see his shot blocked. Corner.
40′ – ITV co-commentator Lee Dixon has suggested that Jack Grealish should be on the pitch for England, due to the Three Lions struggling to break through the Scotland defence. Do you agree? Leave a comment below.
37′ – Scotland are certainly growing into this game. England enjoyed a strong start to the game but Steve Clarke’s side are beginning to win their duels on the pitch.
35′ – Appeals for a foul on Phil Foden are ignored. It certainly looked as though there was contact.
30′ – SAVE! Pickford does brilliantly to keep out O’Donnell’s fierce effort!
29′ – Offside. Harry Kane’s diving header goes narrowly wide of the goal – but it wouldn’t have stood regardless as the offside flag was up. It certainly looked a close call.
25′ – Nearly half an hour gone at Wembley… England have looked the more likely of the two teams to score the game’s opening goal. John Stones came very close to giving the Three Lions the perfect start after hitting the post with a header from a corner.
23′ – Nothing comes of the opportunity. The ball came back to Kieran Tierney, who sent a wild effort off target.
22′- Free-kick to Scotland on the left flank.
16′ – John McGinn picks up the first yellow card of the match. He is booked for dissent.
13′ – England come close again! This time Mason Mount fires an effort wide of the goal.
12′ – POST!! John Stones’ header crashes onto the post! So close! England inches away from the game’s opening goal.
11′ – Chance! Mount’s shot deflects behind for a corner to England.
9′- England deal well with the ball into the box… is is headed away from danger and the chance is gone. A lively start to the game at Wembley.
8′- After giving away a free-kick, McGinn has now won one of his own. Scotland have an opportunity to make the most of Andy Robertson’s set-piece quality.
6′- Free-kick to England in the middle of the park as John McGinn brings down Harry Kane. Mount will take the set-piece for the Three Lions.
4′ – Che Adams fires a shot at goal inside the England penalty area, but his effort is blocked!
2′ – England come close to earning the first corner of the match.
KO: Scotland get the game underway!
Kick-off is moments away at Wembley Stadium
7:50pm: According to Opta, the average age of Gareth Southgate’s starting-eleven to face Scotland is their youngest ever in a game at a major tournament (25 years and 31 days).
There is certainly plenty of young talent in this England team, with the likes of Phil Foden and Mason Mount taking to the pitch for the Three Lions.
Tonight is also the 100th competitive meeting between England and Scotland, but their only previous meeting at a major tounament was at Euro 96.
Ten minutes to go until kick-off…
7:40pm: England boss Gareth Southgate caught many people by surpise with his full-back selections against Croatia, but has opted for the pairing that fans had hoped to see on this ocassion.
Ahead of the game, Southgate has explained his decision to bring Reece James and Luke Shaw into the side ahead of Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier.
He told ITV: “We think their technical ability with the ball is something that is important for this game. We were really pleased with the job our two full-backs did in the last game, but we’ve got really good depth in that area of the pitch.”
On what will be required from his team this evening, he added:
“We’ve got to be ready for the game and find that performance level where you’re competing, but discipline is cruical. You’ve got to keep everybody on the pitch and avoid giving too many fouls away.”
7:30pm: Ian Wright has reflected on what is a special evening for Mason Mount and Declan Rice, who have been good friends from a young age at Chelsea’s academy and start in a massive fixture for England together.
“You can’t underestimate the journey that they’ve had together,” Wright told ITV.
“They must have been dreaming about that. You’ve seen pictures of them [when they were younger] and now they’re here, in the biggest game of their lives up until this point. They’re together as two mates and hopefully they can get it over the line.”
On Mount, Graeme Souness added: “He’s a fabulous player, and is going to get better. With young players, you worry about influences and if they start to believe in the hype that surrounds them. But he shows signs that he is completley grounded and I see him as a goalscoring, creative player. There’s not many around of his quality and he’s at a big club, where he is going to be winning trophies.”
7:20pm: Tonight’s referee is Antonio Mateu Lahoz from Spain.
He took charge of 33 matches in the 2020/21 season, brandishing 147 yellow cards and five red cards.
Lahoz was the man in the middle for the all-English Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea in Porto on May 29.
So far at Euro 2020, the 44-year-old has taken charge of Belgium’s 3-0 win over Russia.
Lahoz has been active since 1999 and became Fifa-listed in 2011.
7:10pm: Gary Neville has given his thoughts ahead of kick-off and believes Reece James and Luke Shaw will make a positive impact tonight, having been called into the starting line-up by Gareth Southgate.
Neille told ITV: “We said Kane didn’t have a good game against Croatia. It was a hot day and more of a pragmatic performance. The full-backs didn’t go forwards as much.
“Harry Kane needs delivery from wide area and, tonight, I think England will give him that.”
7:00pm: It is a big day for Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour, who is making his first start for Scotland this evening.
The 20-year-old has is already a popular player at Chelsea, having appeared in a handful of first-team matches for the Blues.
Gilmour made five Premier League appearances for Thomas Tuchel’s side last campaign as the London club secured a place in the top four.
Scotland fans have been in high spirits ahead of kick-off
6:50pm: Jack Grealish misses out for England for the second game running.
It remains a strong side named by Southgate nontheless, with interesting changes regarding the full-back positions.
As for Scotland, the return of Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney will act as a major boost for Steve Clarke’s men.
6:40pm: England’s starting-eleven to face Scotland has been announced. Gareth Southgate has made two changes to his team.
Luke Shaw and Reece James make their way into the starting-eleven, in place of Kieran Trippier and Kyle Walker.
England starting XI: Pickford, Shaw, Stones, Mings, James, Phillips, Rice, Foden, Mount, Sterling, Kane.
6:35pm: Both England and Scotland will be keeping a close eye on the other scoreline in Group D, involving Croatia and Czech Republic.
Patrick Schick, who scored a brace against Steve Clarke’s side, opened the scoring for Czech Republic from the penalty spot but Ivan Perisic has levelled things up.
One point after two games for Croatia is not a return many would have predicted after their success at the 2018 World Cup.
There are 15 minutes remaining in the match – but can either side find a winning goal?
6:25pm: England are the favourites to come out on top in tonight’s clash, but will be wary of the threat posed by Steve Clarke’s Scotland side.
The two sides last met in a dramatic 2018 World Cup qualifier at hampden Park, which Scotland thought they had won courtesy of two late free-kicks from Leigh Griffths.
But Harry Kane struck in the third minute of stoppage time to earn a point for England, much to the disappointment of the Tartan Army.
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6.15pm: Gareth Southgate is hoping to have Harry Maguire back in contention to start against Scotland tonight but it is still to be seen if England will continue with the four at the back, which they used against Croatia, or switch to a five.
John Stones sat alongside Tyrone Mings in the heart of the defence, with Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier in the full-back positions.
Maguire’s inclusion could see him slot in alongside Stones if Southgate opts to mix things up.
At the other end of the pitch, talisman Harry Kane is expected to lead the line and Croatia match-winner Raheem Sterling could retain his place, leaving the spot on the other flank up for grabs.
Jack Grealish has replaced Phil Foden
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Gareth Southgate’s side can book their place in the knockout stages if they follow up last week’s win over Croatia with another victory.
Raheem Sterling scored the only goal of the game as the Three Lions exacted World Cup revenge on Luka Modric and co.
Meanwhile, Scotland are looking to bounce back from their opening-round 2-0 defeat against Czech Republic.