England and Scotland battled out a 0-0 draw at a rain-soaked Wembley of their eagerly anticipated Euro 2020 group recreation.
The outcome means England nonetheless want one thing from their final recreation towards the Czech Republic on Tuesday to qualify for the final 16 whereas Scotland nonetheless harbour hopes of progressing.
England modified each their full-backs earlier than their battle towards Scotland, with supervisor Gareth Southgate placing in Luke Shaw and Reece James to exchange Kieran Trippier and Kyle Walker – the latter lacking out on the squad altogether.
A mixture of booing and cheering may very well be heard at first of the sport as each gamers took a knee forward of kick-off.
Having initially stated they’d not take the knee, the guests relented and – regardless of each units of supporters booing their rivals’ nationwide anthems – the response to the anti-racism gesture was probably the most Positive of current video games, with cheers drowning out barely audible booing.
England got here near a aim within the eleventh minute of the Euro 2020 match when John Stones headed the ball into the publish and once more shortly after when midfielder Mason Mount tried to attain following a mistake by Scotland’s midfield participant Scott McTominay.
Phil Foden, taking part in in midfield for England, additionally got here near a aim within the first half however skewed the ball, leaving it to roll previous the publish.
Scotland’s Kieran Tierney took an opportunity to attain throughout the first 25 minutes of the match from round a 25-yard distance nevertheless it flew vast of the aim, leaving England’s goalkeeper Jordan Pickford untested.
Scotland’s first massive second of the evening got here after they practically scored on the half-hour mark after Kieran Tierney overlapped Andy Robertson and despatched in a deep cross.
Fellow teammate Stephen O’Donnell caught it on the volley however Everton’s goalie Jordan Pickford made a robust save to claw it out and onto Che Adam’s head.
By half-time, each groups had failed to attain, with away followers sounding far happier within the stands because the whistle blew for the interval.
The groups set off to an intense begin of the second half, with Mason Mount getting England’s first on-target shot, hitting the ball in direction of the close to publish however Scotland’s goalkeeper David Marshall managed to maintain it out.
Stephen O’Donnell curled a pleasant cross into the world which practically reaches Lyndon Dykes however Tyrone Mings leaps to make an essential headed clearance.
England’s Phil Foden was changed by Jack Grealish shortly after the second half started, who made a right away impression by successful a nook on his first time on the ball.
A attainable penalty acquired England followers excited within the 79th minute after Sterling fell to the ground after a problem by Scotland’s defender Robertson, however the referee was not and didn’t really feel the necessity to name for VAR.