Scotland frustrate England in stalemate at Wembley

The much-anticipated Euro 2020 clash between England and Scotland failed to meet expectations following a goalless draw.

The previous four games between England and Scotland produced a total of 16 goals. Unfortunately for the 22,000 fans in attendance, that goalscoring trend came to an end after England and Scotland served up a bore draw.

The best chance of the game fell to John Stones who was gifted a free header inside Scotland's penalty area. The Manchester City centre-back leaped into the air but his effort crashed against the post, denying England the opener.

Scotland's best opportunity came through Lyndon Dykes who saw his effort headed away by Reece James.

England and Scotland players tussle for ball at Wembley
England and Scotland players tussle for ball at Wembley

England were joint-favourites to win the Euros before the start of the tournament. However, the performance against Scotland has underlined question marks over England's realistic chances of claiming the Henri Delaunay trophy.

There's also question marks over Scotland's ability to score goals. As things stand, Steve Clarke's side are yet to bag a goal at this tournament.

After the game, Harry Kane told ITV: "A draw is probably a fair result. To be fair to Scotland they defended really well. It wasn't our best performance.

"It was a tough game. Scotland defended really well, made great blocks at the right times when we did have chances.

England's Harry Kane and Scotland's Grant Hanley
England's Harry Kane and Scotland's Grant Hanley

"That's football, we're playing at the European Championship, no games are going to be easy, Scotland are playing for their lives in the tournament and you saw that today."

You can read the full report on our sister site, Football365.

Stat of the day

From OptaJoe: Since the new Wembley opened in 2007, this was only England's second ever goalless draw there in a competitive fixture - also drawing 0-0 in October 2010 against Montenegro in a European Championships qualifier under Fabio Capello.

What's next

England's final group game will come against the Czech Republic on Tuesday.

That encounter will determine who tops Group D and consequently goes on to face the runners-up of Group F in the Last 16 stage.

With teams such as Germany, France and Portugal potentially waiting in the knockout stage, it may be better to finish second and take on the runners up in Group E - possibly Sweden, Slovakia or Spain.

Scotland, on the other hand, will take on Croatia in what will be their final opportunity to make a claim for the Last 16.

Clash of the titans

There are three heavyweight clashes coming up on Super Saturday.

First, Hungary will host France in what is expected to be a fiery atmosphere in Budapest.

Portugal against Germany will take centre-stage at 17:00 BST in what could be an important game for England going forward.

The final game on Saturday will see Spain host Poland in a crucial Group E contest for both nations.

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