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England defeat Scotland in friendly

England have defeated Scotland in their first match against each other for 14 years as one of the older players in the team aged 31, Rickie Lambert, saves England with the winning goal. This match was always destined to be a thriller as the old rivalries over the decades have been extremely memorable and a match the fans have always enjoyed watching. A few hours before the match, Scotland fans raided Trafalgar Square like they did back in 1977 before the Scots defeated England 2-1, but history was not set to repeat itself in the game.

The game did start off well for Scotland at Wembley as they took the 1-0 lead after just 10 minutes of play through West Bromwich Albion’s James Morrison, who smashed a shot at the England goal and a fumble by Joe Hart gave Scotland the 1-0 lead. Although that lead didn’t last long, England’s Theo Walcott showed off his skills with a turn in the box and cleverly knocked the ball into the bottom right corner of the net. Scotland scored again just after half-time when the talented Kenny Miller took advantage of sloppy defending to regain Scotland the lead.

England comes back from behind to defeat Scotland

Only 5 minutes after losing the lead, England quickly regained it. Captain, Steven Gerrard swung in a free-kick onto Danny Welbeck’s head who guided the ball past Scotland’s goalkeeper to level the score for a final time. Finally, England took the lead only 2 minutes after Rickie Lambert came on for Wayne Rooney in the 67th minute. Considering it was Lamberts debut for England, he ran out onto that pitch with purpose and saved England from a loss in the friendly.

Rickie Lambert, has gone from working in a factory to playing for England at Wembley stadium, he had his first touch of international football on the 70th minute which ended up resulting in his first goal. As a corner was curling into the box, Rickie Lambert, in his debut game and on his first touch scored a powerfully guided header into the back of the net. His performance, will no doubt, put his name into contention for the starting line-up of future matches. With only minutes remaining, the Southampton striker struck a shot off the post to round off a fantastic debut.

After the match, the game winner Rickie Lambert commented, “If that’s the only moment I’m going to have in an England shirt, hopefully not; I couldn’t have wished for it to have been any better. I’m thankful for it to have gone like that. I’ve dreamt for it to go like that for a long time and for it to have gone like that was a dream come true. I saved it for the right time. It was a terrific ball by Leighton Baines, I managed to lose my marker and he put it exactly where I wanted it. I’ve tried to enjoy it, but my focus was to try and do well.”

Author Daniel Foster.
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