Scotland 1 England 3

Wayne Rooney

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.


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