Friendly: England 3-2 Scotland – Dream Debut For Lambert As Three Lions Win Five-Goal Wembley Thriller (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

14th, August 2013


By Alan Duffy

England 3-2 Scotland – Friendly – 14th August 2013

Soccer - Vauxhall International Friendly - England v Scotland - Wembley Stadium

Southampton’s Rickie Lambert made the perfect start to his international career on Wendesday night, heading home with winner against Scotland with his first touch in international football.

Scotland may not boast a host of big names, but they produced a fine battling display under manager Gordon Strachan, and found themselves a goal up after just 11 minutes, courtesy of a James Morrison effort which Joe Hart fumbled into his own net.

A fine individual goal from Theo Walcott leveled the scores on the half-hour mark before a Kenny Miller rocket again put the visitors ahead, this time just after the re-start. However, England battled back, with Danny Welbeck making it 2-2 soon after before Lambert secured the victory on 70 minutes when he powered home a Leighton Baines corner.

In a highly entertaining clash, Scotland looked like a side growing in confidence under Strachan while for England, Wilshere and Gerrard formed a promising partnership in midfield.



Photos: PA

Video: Rutube

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  1. Anabelle says:

    What’s going on with Joe Hart? Since that shampoo commercial his form is going downhill fast. Error prone, and embarrassing gaffes.

    Not sure he’s the best choice for number 1 keeper. I’ve been saying all along he’s overrated.

  2. Gazz says:

    I thought Gerrard was a bit rubbish. Time after time he tried his usual trick of lumping the ball diagonally up the pitch to no one

  3. Jarren says:

    What about Northern Ireland’s epic performance against Russia?

    It was a World Cup qualifier, never mind this piddling friendly!

  4. TravisKOP says:

    @Gazz, he had an assist in that game

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