Goalless in the British derby between England and Scotland at Wembley, London. Despite all the English being in favor of the prediction, Southgate’s coach’s boys never went 0–0 against Scotland who arranged defensively and dangerously in some offensive occasions. Great study for the first time between two low paying national teams. Biggest chance for the English brand on developing a corner: 11′ Mount puts it in the middle, the Stones all guess, head off but the ball is printed to the post.
For the rest, with Scotland several yawns and only one gasp in the 30th minute, O’Donnell’s right-footed volley was neutralized by a great intervention by Pickford. A more lively match, however, in the second 45 minutes where England builds up the pressure and constantly looks for a way to the net. In the 48th minute, First Mount got a great response from Mashal at the nearby post. Then seven minutes later Kane catches James who kicks a bit high on the crossbar from the edge.
However, from a corner, Scotland are again close to taking the lead with a southeast by Dykes saved on the line by a timely intervention by James. A number of actions of up to 90′ on both sides that do not change the end result. It ends with a 0-0 surprise sign at Wembley.
An equal that is close to England will have to fight for the record against the Czech Republic in the next match. On the other hand, it is a breath of fresh air for Scotland considering their decisive clash against Croatia. In Group D, everything is still open to any outcome and with England not involved, all the rivals can still hope for.
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