England and Scotland drew 0-0 in a much-anticipated Euros game played last night (June 18).
The draw was celebrated by Scottish fans as taking the team one step closer to reaching the Euro 2020 knockout phase.
International football’s oldest rivals locked horns for the 115th time in Friday’s eagerly-anticipated Group D clash, where the crackling atmosphere belied the restricted attendance of 20.306 at Wembley.
England knew victory against their fierce foes would seal progress to the round of 16 with a match to spare, but Scotland dug deep and gave Gareth Southgate’s side a few scares as they sealed a deserved 0-0 draw.
Having ended their 23-year absence from major tournaments with an underwhelming loss to the Czech Republic on Monday, the Scottish team would have been in a difficult position had they lost the match.
But the wounded Scots rallied well in London, where Stephen O’Donnell saw an excellent volley met by an equally impressive save by Jordan Pickford in a first half that started with John Stones rattling the woodwork.
England failed to muster a shot on target during the opening period and did not improve much after the break, with Southgate eventually substituting captain Harry Kane against a Scotland side who pushed until the end.
Lyndon Dykes saw the visitors’ best effort of an impressive second half effort cleared off the line by Reece James on a dank evening that saw the Tartan Army celebrate at full-time as their England counterparts booed.
An incredible din welcomed the sides out at Wembley, where fans took turns booing one another’s national anthem before joining in a powerful show of unity by applauding loudly as both sides took the knee.
The game was felt to be lacklustre, ending with a 0-0 draw which could dampen England’s chances of winning the tournament.
Additional reporting by PA.