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Published 12 September 2023 5 min read
England Men's Senior Team

Scotland 1-3 England - 150th anniversary heritage match centre

Written by:

Ben Hart, Frank Smith & Nicholas Veevers

  • H. Maguire (67′OG)
  • J. Hendry (42′)
  • K. Tierney (77′)
150th Anniversary Heritage Match Friendlies 1
Tuesday 12 September, 07:45 PM Hampden Park
1 3
HT: 0 - 2
  • P. Foden (32′)
  • J. Bellingham (35′)
  • H. Kane (81′)
  • K. Phillips (41′)
  • J. Bellingham (42′)

Goals from Phil Foden, Jude Bellingham and Harry Kane seal bragging rights at Hampden Park as Three Lions put in accomplished display

13 Sep 2023 2:50

Highlights: Scotland 1-3 England

Watch the best of the action as the Three Lions win at Hampden Park

Scotland v England
150th Anniversary Heritage Match
7.45pm BST, Tuesday 12 September 2023
Live on Channel 4
Hampden Park, Glasgow

As a passionate Englishman, Gareth Southgate is relishing Tuesday night’s ‘brilliant sporting rivalry’ as the Three Lions head to Hampden Park to face neighbours Scotland.

The Scottish Football Association is hosting the 150th Anniversary Heritage Match to celebrate their significant anniversary by replaying the world’s oldest international fixture.

It may not be a UEFA EURO 2024 qualifier but Southgate dismissed the idea it was ‘a friendly’, highlighting that all international matches are important to the Three Lions as they prepare for another major tournament next summer.

Southgate said: “This is a very good Scotland team, there is no question about that. Steve Clarke has done a brilliant job. I really like Steve. He is a very understated guy but he is a real competitor and he is an excellent coach.

“He has done a brilliant job with the team, they have some very good players and they are on a very good run and full of confidence. Tomorrow night is a great game.”

He continued: “I don’t see any international football match as a friendly. You are trying to test yourself, you are representing your country, you are trying to prove yourself, you are trying to learn as a team, so they are all fixtures of the highest level.

“[Friendly] is an old-fashioned term really isn’t it?”

Gareth Southgate and Kieran Trippier spoke to the media at Hampden Park on Monday afternoon
Gareth Southgate and Kieran Trippier spoke to the media at Hampden Park on Monday afternoon

At 53 years old, Southgate grew up in an era when Scotland qualified for six World Cups out of seven in the 1970s, 80s and 90s, and the former centre-back was part of the England side which beat their neighbours 2-0 at EURO 96.

The Three Lions boss has spoken previously about how he grew up as a huge England fan but revealed he has also followed the Three Lions’ neighbours in the past.

"Well, my first memory [of England-Scotland] was of some of your mates nicking the goalposts at Wembley!” Southgate joked with one of the journalists.

“So, I’m back to '77. When I was growing up, there was only the FA Cup final and the home internationals that were live on television. So, it was the only game we saw, really.

“I mean, this is horrendous what I'm going to say here ahead of tomorrow but I was supporting Scotland in 1978 because obviously we hadn't qualified.

“So, I kind of followed that through the trauma of Peru and the Netherlands and then England were back in '82 and from then onwards it was all about England.

“But yeah, they were great fixtures. I've met so many of the former players over the years, I've worked with some of them, played with some of them, so it's a fabulous game. It's great.

“I know there's a rivalry, and I know people will be wary of it crossing the boundary, but it's a brilliant sporting rivalry and it's a great game to be involved in."

Scotland have lost just one of their last 19 home games in all competitions (W14 D4), winning the last six in a row.

A journalist asked Southgate whether he agreed with Clarke’s assessment that the match was a competitive friendly with bragging rights at stake.

The England boss replied: "No, we see it as a really good test of us as a team. We will learn a lot about the group and the individuals within it.

“You're playing a very high-level opponent in a really intimidating atmosphere, and they're the sorts of nights that have been an important part of our program.

“Some of our players will have experienced that [kind of atmosphere], some won't. So, it's going to be great to find out a bit more about them. But it is also a challenge we've got to head towards.

“We've got to walk into these challenges and relish them because we've got huge ambition as a team, but we've got a lot of work to do.

“What we have got is a great spirit. So, we have to always remind ourselves we're all about the team and we've got to show that tomorrow night."

Southgate was joined in the press conference at Hampden Park by defender Kieran Trippier, who when asked if you have to treat every international game like a tournament game, replied: “Of course you do.

“Every single international game is always competitive, friendly or not. We know the history of England-Scotland and it is a game that we are really excited about.

“We take every game seriously so tomorrow is going to be a good game and it is one we are looking forward to.”

Trippier was also asked if the fixture meant more to the Scotland players than the England players, or whether he was as desperate to win this fixture as the opposition players.

He said: "Of course, this is football. We want to win every game.

“When we played here before, it was my first camp and I got a taste of what this game means to us as players, as supporters, and as a nation. And I've got the opportunity to be here again.

“No matter who we're playing against, and of course, Scotland, you know it's going to be a good game, an entertaining game, and every game that we enter, we want to win. So we play Scotland tomorrow and we want to win."

Scotland in profile

Nickname: The Tartan Army
 Steve Clarke
Captain: Andy Robertson
FIFA World Cup best performance: Group Stage on eight occasions
Last encounter: England 0-0 Scotland, 18 June 2021

Match facts and stats

● This match is to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first meeting between Scotland and England on 30 November 1872, 150 years and 286 days before the date of this game. This is the 116th meeting between the two old rivals, with 48 England wins, 41 Scotland wins and 26 draws previously. The first meeting in 1872 was a goalless draw.

● England have lost just one of their last 12 games against Scotland (W8 D3), a 1-0 home defeat in a European Championship qualifying play-off game. The Three Lions are unbeaten in four at Hampden Park (W2 D2) since a 1-0 defeat in May 1985.

● Scotland have lost just one of their last 19 home games in all competitions (W14 D4), winning the last six in a row. They last had a longer home winning run between August 1995 and April 1997, a seven-game run.

● England have only conceded a first-half goal in two of their last 12 matches in all competitions, though one of these was their 1-1 draw against Ukraine last time out. They last conceded in the opening 45 minutes in back-to-back matches in October 2020 (v Belgium and Denmark).

● Scotland have won 15 of their last 21 games in all competitions (D3 L3), winning the last five in a row while scoring at least two goals each time.

● England have failed to win four of their last six away games in all competitions (W2 D2 L2), as many as they had in their previous 13 on the road (W9 D2 L2).

● Scott McTominay has scored in his last three home appearances for Scotland, netting five goals. The last player to score in four consecutive home games for the Tartan Army was Kris Boyd in September 2007, who netted in each of his first four caps on home soil.

● Harry Kane has been involved in 30 goals in his last 28 appearances for England, scoring 24 and assisting six. He could become the first starting England captain to score in more than one game against Scotland, having previously netted against them in June 2017.

19 Nov 2014 5:20

Highlights: Scotland 1-3 England

A look back at our trip to Celtic Park in November 2014 and one of Wayne Rooney's classic goals

Head to head

You can see details of our last four games below:-

England 0-0 Scotland, 18 June 2021, Wembley Stadium

Scotland 2-2 England, 10 June 2017, Hampden Park

England 3-0 Scotland, 11 November 2016, Wembley Stadium

11 Jun 2017 6:43

Highlights: Scotland 2-2 England

Our last trip north of the border produced a thrilling game during the qualification campaign for the 2018 World Cup

England Squad News

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Ticket Information


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How to watch or stream

This game will be shown live on Channel 4 in the UK. 


Match Programme

You can order a special commemorative match programme from this game.

Match Line Up

Gareth Southgate has named his starting line-up for England's 150th Anniversary Heritage Match with Scotland.

There are six changes to the starting XI which beat North Macedonia 7-0, with Aaron RamsdaleKieran TrippierLewis DunkPhil FodenKalvin Phillips and Marcus Rashford all coming into the side.

England: Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal), 2 Kyle Walker (Manchester City), 3 Kieran Trippier (Newcastle United), 4 Declan Rice (Arsenal), 5 Marc GuΓ©hi (Crystal Palace), 6 Lewis Dunk (Brighton & Hove Albion), 7 Phil Foden (Manchester City), 8 Kalvin Phillips (Manchester City), 9 Harry Kane (Bayern Munich), 10 Jude Bellingham (Real Madrid), 11 Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)

Substitutes: 12 Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), 13 Sam Johnstone (Crystal Palace), 14 Jordan Henderson (Al-Ettifaq), 15 Harry Maguire (Manchester United), 16 Fikayo Tomori (AC Milan), 17 Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), 18 Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace), 19 Levi Colwill (Chelsea), 20 James Maddison (Tottenham Hotspur), 21 Conor Gallagher (Chelsea), 22 Jordan Pickford (Everton), 23 Callum Wilson (Newcastle United), 24 Eddie Nketiah (Arsenal)

Goals from Phil Foden and Jude Bellingham put England 2-0 up by half time at Hampden Park
Goals from Phil Foden and Jude Bellingham put England 2-0 up by half time at Hampden Park
Jude Bellingham scored one and assisted another as England beat Scotland by 3-1 in the 150th anniversary of football’s oldest fixture.

The Real Madrid star delivered a virtuoso display at Hampden Park, doubling England’s lead shortly after Phil Foden’s opener, before supplying Harry Kane for a nerve-settling third.

The Three Lions were pegged back midway through the second half via an own goal from Harry Maguire but restored their two-goal cushion late on to register their 600th international victory, becoming the first European nation to reach the milestone.

After an opening 15 minutes lacking in fluency, Foden was involved in the first big moment of the night, firing over from 12 yards after a lay-off from Marcus Rashford.

Rashford continued to cause problems down England’s left and it was his defence-splitting pass which led to a chance for Kyle Walker but the Manchester City man was unable to add to his goal against Ukraine a few days ago, fizzing a half-volley wide of Angus Gunn’s goal.
 Phil Foden gave England the lead on Tuesday night
Phil Foden gave England the lead on Tuesday night
Gunn, who was an unused substitute when England played Brazil under Southgate in 2017, could do nothing about England’s well-worked opener.

After breaking quickly down Scotland’s right, Bellingham poked a ball through for Rashford who was forced to retreat with Andy Robertson hot on his heels.

With a newfound taste for goals, Walker let fly but saw his attempted effort diverted brilliantly home by Foden, who opened up his left foot to cushion the ball past Gunn from six yards out.

A mere two minutes and 47 seconds later and England had a second. The visitors’ passing and movement was once again too quick for the Scots, as a Rashford backheel allowed Foden to flash a wicked ball across the face of goal.
The cross evaded the assembled white shirts, with Robertson in the right place to cut out the danger, but a misplaced pass from the defender found its way straight to the feet of Bellingham, who adjusted his feet quickly to sweep home for his second England goal.

Scotland, who had not conceded from open play in 2023 prior, could well have leaked a third before the break, but Bellingham failed to find a pass on another electric England counterattack.

Tempers flared a little before the break with a Kalvin Phillips challenge on Che Adams sparking a brief skirmish which ended with the City midfielder, Bellingham and Scotland’s Jack Hendry all cautioned.

The second half started just as quietly as the first, with neither goalkeeper overly troubled.

Lewis Dunk then made a last-ditch block to stop an Aaron Hickey shot after the Brentford defender had skipped past a few challenges.
 England were well supported by their fans inside Hampden Park
England were well supported by their fans inside Hampden Park
That seemed to spark the hosts into life and they halved the deficit just a few moments later as half-time substitute Maguire put through his own net after a low cross from Robertson.

The crosses into the England box then came thick and fast with Lyndon Dykes and John McGinn both missing the target before another new arrival, Eberechi Eze, was denied by a fine block-save from Gunn when he was through one-on-one after an eye of the needle pass from Walker.

With the game stretched, both defences were a little less guarded and Bellingham very nearly settled matters, dancing through the Scotland rear-guard before Gunn saved with his feet.

But the former Birmingham City and Borussia Dortmund man could not be stopped a few moments later, shrugging off several tackles before playing in Kane, who slotted home ten minutes from time.

Scotland had no response and finished the 90 minutes without registering a shot on target, as England did what they could not 150 years ago, and beat their Auld Enemy.

Match Line Up

England: 1. Aaron Ramsdale, 2. Kyle Walker, 3. Kieran Trippier, 4. Declan Rice, 5. Marc Guehi, 6. Lewis Dunk, 7. Phil Foden, 8. Kalvin Phillips, 9. Harry Kane (c), 10. Jude Bellingham, 11. Marcus Rashford

Substitutes: 15. Harry Maguire for Guehi 45’, 17. Bukayo Saka, for Foden 71’ 18. Eberechi Eze for Rashford 71’, 21. Conor Gallagher for Bellingham 84’, 23. Callum Wilson for Kane 84’

Substitutes not used: 12. Ben Chilwell, 13. Sam Johnstone, 14. Jordan Henderson, 16. Fikayo Tomori, 19. Levi Colwill, 20. James Maddison, 22. Jordan Pickford, 24. Eddie Nketiah

Goals: Foden 32’, Bellingham 35’, Kane 81’

Bookings: Phillips 42’, Bellingham 42’

Scotland: 1. Angus Gunn, 2. Aaron Hickey, 3. Andy Robertson (c), 4. Scott McTominay, 6. Kieran Tierney, 7. John McGinn, 8. Callum McGregor, 10. Che Adams, 13. Jack Hendry, 14. Billy Gilmour, 15. Ryan Porteous

Substitutes: 9. Lyndon Dykes for Gilmour 60’, 11. Ryan Christie for Adams 60’, 17. Stuart Armstrong for Tierney 82’, 18. Lewis Ferguson for McGinn 82’, 20. Ryan Jack for McGregor 89’, 22. Nathan Patterson for Hickey 89’

Substitutes not used: 5. John Souttar, 12. Robby McCrorie, 16. Scott McKenna, 19. Kevin Nisbet, 21. Zander Clark, 23. Kenny McLean

Goals: Maguire OG 67’

Bookings: Hendry 42’, Tierney 77’