England Stroll To 3-0 Win Over Scotland – Hanley Plays 90 Minutes

England won fairly easy at Wembley tonight against a poor Scotland team and with three clear chances it was three headers that beat Scotland.

Scotland has their chances in the game but they simply didn’t take them and then at the other end the Scottish defense wasn’t as resilient as it could have been.

Grant Haney started the game, but surprisingly Matt Ritchie was on the bench with Celtic’s James Forrest preferred on the left wing with Snodgrass on the right hand side


Gary Cahill heads home from a corner to make it 3-0 to England

Matt came on after 82 minutes for Snodgrass when Scotland were 3-0 down.

The first half was fairly close and it was a good header from Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge after 24 minutes that put England ahead.

Hanley made some good headed clearances in the first 45 minutes but he missed a good chance from a free kick, when he had a free header, but put the ball over the bar.

Scotland put some pressure on England early in the second half but missed two or three decent chances before a header from Adam Lallana  after 50 minutes put England 2-0 up and that was followed by a header from Lallana  from a corner after 61 minutes that had England 3-0 up and the game was over as a contest.


Adam Lallana scored second England goal with another header

England looked too nonchalant at times tonight, especially the two center-backs Gary Cahill and John Stones who lost possession too may times when trying to play the ball out of defense.

Against a better side than Scotland, England would have been punished but when it was too easy at times and complacency  often slips into the play when the game is like that.

It was an OK performance from England but against a better side there were a few times that England would have been severely punished with their carelessness at the back.

The commentators on Fox Sports were saying that a win against Scotland should give Gareth Southgate the England manager job full-time but what has Gareth done in management to deserve the England job?

Not much.

But if they want an Englishman as the manager then he will not be anywhere near a world-class manager – that’s the truth of it.

It was a good run-out for Grant Hanley who needs the match practice and at least Matt Ritchie picked up another cap, but we were surprised he didn’t start the game.

England now have 10 points from 4 games in Group F with Slovenia in second place with 8 points after they won 1-0 in Malta tonight – Scotland are second bottom on 4 points.

Comments welcome.

4 comments so far

  • jane

    Nov 11, 2016 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #1

    good results for England and Northern Ireland, Scotland the poorest home nation these days.

  • jane

    Nov 11, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #2

    if Gareth Southgate gets the job i wonder how much he will be paid.

  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 11, 2016 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #3

    Jane……. Why does it matter what he’ll be paid? Are you thinking of having a crack at him.?

  • jane

    Nov 11, 2016 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #4

    i see so it’s not relevant and nobody is interested in what managers get paid and this subject has never been discussed before on a football discussion forum?


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