England 5 Scotland 1
England 5 Scotland 1, Wembley Stadium, British Home Championship Fixture, May 24, 1975. England gave Scotland a real trashing as they beat their old rivals by five goals to one at Wembley. Manchester United´s Lou Macari came on as a substitute for Norwich City ace Ted MacDougall with nineteen minutes left, but he had too little time to make an impact.
Gerry Francis put England into an early lead on six minutes when the offensive oriented Queens Park Rangers playmaker unleashed a devastating long range shot past Stewart Kennedy in the Scotland goal. And as the first half unfolded, Kevin Beattie registered a second goal for the hosts in the seventh minute and Colin Bell added a third on forty minutes, before Bruce Rioch reduced the deficit for the visitors from the penalty spot four minutes ahead of the break. In the second half, Francis completed his brace five minutes past the hour mark, while David Johnson rounded off the scoring spree with seventeen minutes left of the tie. England Team: Ray Clemence, Stephen Whitworth, Kevin Beattie, Colin Todd, Dave Watson, Gerry Francis, Colin Bell, Alan Ball, Mick Channon, David Johnson, Kevin Keegan. Substitute: David Thomas. Scotland Team: Stewart Kennedy, Danny McGrain, Sandy Jardine, Gordon McQueen, Frank Munro, Arthur Duncan, Bruce Rioch, Kenny Dalglish, Ted MacDougall, Derek Parlane, Alfie Conn Junior. Substitutes: Lou Macari, Tommy Hutchison.
Lou Macari Quickfacts
Lou Macari hit the opener for Scotland in their 4-1 World Cup Qualifier win over Denmark at Idraetsparken on the 18th of October 1972. The Scots eventually qualified for the finals in West Germany.