Scotland play a draw against England in the World Cup qualifierPosted: June 11, 2017
Scotland played a 2-2 draw against England in the Group F of World Cup Qualifying at Hampden Park on 10th of June.
The match started to intensify in the late minutes after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain opened the score from a close-ranged shot to put England ahead.
It seemed that England would hold this one, but Celtic’s Leigh Griffiths scored two goals in three minutes, just before the extended minutes. England’s goalkeeper, Joe Hart seemed to be dazzled by Griffiths’ efforts, as he dashed to right and left and scored in opposite corners, giving Scotland the lead.
Harry Kane mustered a late saver for England, as he equalised the score in the 3rd added minute managing to prevent a Scottish dramatic victory in this round.
Within six minutes Scotland experienced moments of happiness and disappointment. Oxlade-Chamberlain’s goal gave England a good hope to finish this match with a win, but Griffiths’ late goals neared Scotland to an unlikely victory.
In the late minutes, Scotland’s fans were pleading for a final whistle, and it could be it after Eric Dier’s free-kick was deflected by the home keeper, but Kane was fast to act scoring from Sterling’s pass.
For Scotland, it will be difficult now to reach the finals in Russia next year. Despite that, they showed a brilliant performance in this game and they would have won if the England captain didn’t act fast to save his team in the last minute.
England hasn’t lost the qualifier since 2009. Their play was uninspired and slow for long periods of the match until Kane arrived and pulled his team out of Scotland’s domination.