Scotland 1 England 3
Scotland 1 England 3, Celtic Park, International Friendly Match, November 18, 2014. Although England boss Roy Hodgson fielded a youthful team against Scotland, his faith in youngsters was rewarded with a 3-1 win over the dark blue shirts and the national coach told the press after the clash that he was well pleased with the performance of his young players.
The Three Lions went into this fixture fresh from a 3-1 victory against Slovenia at Wembley, while The Tartan Terriers had edged out the Republic of Ireland by 1-0 at Celtic Park in their previous game. The England side took the lead against Scotland when Jack Wilshere sent an excellent long pass to Arsenal teammate Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain whose header went past Cardiff City shot stopper David Marshall and into the goal in the 32nd minute of the encounter. And the white shirts doubled their lead shortly into the second period as Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney nodded the ball beyond the gloved hands of Marshall and into the back of the net from close range following 57 minutes of fierce action. Then, with as little as seven minutes remaining of the friendly clash, attack minded Hull City defender Andrew Robertson exchanged a clever one-two with Derby County´s battering ram striker Johnny Russell before he hammered home his shot to get Gordon Strachan´s Scotland troops back in the contest, but only two minutes later the always dangerous Rooney recorded his second goal of the evening with another close range effort to seal a well deserved win for the visitors from England. Scotland Team: David Marshall, Grant Hanley, Andy Robertson, Russell Martin, Charlie Mulgrew, Steven Whittaker, Scott Brown, Ikechi Anya, Shaun Maloney, Steven Naismith, Chris Martin. Substitutes: Matt Gilks, Craig Gordon, Christophe Berra, Gordon Greer, Craig Forsyth, Callum Paterson, Barry Bannan, Craig Bryson, Chris Burke, Darren Fletcher, Lewis MacLeod, James Morrison, Graeme Dorrans, Stevie May, Johnny Russell. England Team: Fraser Forster, Luke Shaw, Chris Smalling, Gary Cahill, Nathaniel Clyne, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Stewart Downing, James Milner, Jack Wilshere, Danny Welbeck, Wayne Rooney. Substitutes: Ben Foster, Calum Chambers, Kieran Gibbs, Phil Jagielka, Ross Barkley, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert, Raheem Sterling, Theo Walcott, Saido Berahino.