Disappointing England, stopped at 0a0 by an excellent Scotland at Wembley Stadium, on an evening conditioned by incessant rain. It is balance in Group D of the European Championship: the Czech Republic and the English team lead with 4 points, followed by Croatia and Scotland. On the last day, scheduled for Tuesday evening, the Czech Republic-England will compete on one side at Wembley and on the other Croatia-Scotland at Hampden Park in Glascow. Everything is still possible, the calculations have already started.
England-Scotland, chronicle of the first half
England started strong with the speed of Foden and Sterling over the insertions of Mount, but Scotland defended well and resisted the attacks. Where the goalkeeper Marshall cannot reach, the post will take care of saving the Scots: at the 11th, on a corner action, he stands out Stones in the area of Scotland, the header of the English defender is printed on the wood. The Spanish referee Lahoz at the 16th minute he extracts the first yellow of the match, addressed to McGinn. Scotland with the passing of the minutes takes courage and gains the field, up to engage Pickford with O’Donnell’s right-footed volley served from the left by a cross from Tierney. The pressing of the Scots works, who make themselves respected and become dangerous even with Adams. For its part, England goes out as the minutes pass in the pouring rain. The two teams go to the interval on the result of 0a0.
England-Scotland, chronicle of the second half
England started attacking in the second half: first with a descent from Shaw, then with a shot from Mount neutralized by goalkeeper Marshall. However, it is Scotland in 62nd that is close to the advantage: on the development of an inactive ball Dykes goes to the melee shot and James is providential to save on the line to the right of Pickford. Coach Southgate sent fresh forces into the field, with Grealish in 63rd and Rashford in 74th. However, the players called back to the bench make a stir: first Foden and then captain Kane. Meanwhile, Shaw is primed on the left by Mount, but the Manchester United 25-year-old’s cross is out of proportion for his teammates. At the 78th, Sterling claims the penalty for a contact with Robertson in the Scottish area, but referee Lahoz lets the game continue. Not even Grealish and Rashford were able to give an extra gear to the English formation, which in the final try to besiege the Scottish area but the defense opposes. After two minutes of injury time, referee Lahoz decrees the end of a goalless match. England pinned down by Scotland.
England-Scotland, match report and votes for Fantasy Football
ENGLAND-SCOTLAND 0-0 (0-0)
England (4-2-3-1): Pickford 6,5; James 6,5, Stones 6,5, Mings 6, Shaw 5,5; Phillips 6, Rice 5; Sterling 5,5, Mount 5, Foden 5 (63′ Grealish 5,5); Kane 5 (74′ Rashford 5,5).
Scotland (3-5-2): Marshall 6; Hanley 6,5, McTominay 6,5, Tierney 7; O’Donnell 6,5, McGinn 7, Gilmour 6 (76′ Armstrong 6), McGregor 6,5, Robertson 6,5; Adams 6,5 (86′ Nisbet sv), Dykes 6.
Referee: Lahoz (Spa)
England-Scotland, bonuses and penalties for Fantasy Football
BONUS AND MALUS FANTACALCIO
GOAL ON PENALTY:
VICTORY DECISIVE GOAL:
WARNINGS: McGinn (Sco), O’Donnell (Sco)
BEST IN THE FIELD FOR THE EDITORIAL FANTACALCIO: Tierney (Sco)
WORST IN THE FIELD FOR THE EDITORIAL FANTACALCIO: Kane (Ing)