Beetroot Worker Wins England v Scotland


England 3-2 Scotland

A gutsy performance from Scotland meant England had to come from behind twice to even have a look in on victory over the Auld Enemy. With his first touch in international football, substitute Rickie Lambert fired home England’s winner in a cram packed Wembley.

England started well, and had a few big chances, before James Morrison smashed a shot from long-range and it somehow went through Joe Hart and in. An exquisite pass from Tom Cleverley broke open the Scottish defence, and Theo Walcott expertly scored his fifth England goal – the first in England. Veteran forward Kenny Miller scored his 16th Scotland goal as he turned Gary Cahill brilliantly and then just let rip.

England had found themselves behind again shortly after half-time. Four minutes later and striker Danny Welbeck scored a great header for reply. 67 minutes played, and Wayne Rooney was replaced with 31-year-old debutant Rickie Lambert. England won a corner on 70, and Leighton Baines sent the ball to the back half of the 18 yard box. There, jumping higher than anyone was Lambert, who scored an almightily powerful, curling, far out header to complete his life dream. England had many chances even after that. In game that was anything but a friendly, England won 3-2.

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