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Euro 2020: England 0-0 Scotland Post-match analysis

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Scotland halted England’ winning run at Wembley Stadium in the second group game of Euro 2020. The Tartan Army came away with a point after the game finished goalless. 

The Three Lions failed to break down Steve Clarke’s side over the 90 minutes despite having the majority of the possession. On the other hand, Scotland also had a few good moments to break the deadlock but they could not capitalise on those half chances. 

With this result, England remained second in Group D in goal difference. And Scotland still have a faint chance to qualify for the knock-out stages if they manage to beat Croatia in the last game of the group phase. 

England 0-0 Scotland team news:

Gareth Southgate went with the 4-2-3-1 formation in this game. The England boss only changed his full-back pairing. Reece James started on the right for Kyle Walker and Luke Shaw on the left for Kieran Trippier. 

Steve Clarke chose to go with the 3-5-2 formation and made four changes from the defeat against the Czech Republic. Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney returned to the starting eleven after recovering from a calf problem and Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmore started in central midfield. Southampton forward Che Adams replaced Ryan Christie in the centre-forward position. 

England 0-0 Scotland Post-match analysis:

England initially looked threatening and had a great chance to go ahead early in the game from a corner but John Stone watched his head ricochet off the post. 

The Three Lions without the ball dropped off which allowed the Tartan Army time on the ball and string a few passes to build up confidence. Throughout the game, Southgate’s side had only one shot on target compared to Scotland’s two. 

England are currently looking disjointed in the first two games and the forward lines are completely out of form. Raheem Sterling had a poor 2020-21 season. But Southgate kept on playing him rather than giving a chance to Jadon Sancho. 

The Three Lions are struggling to find ways to play back to front with cohesion. After playing a few short passes at the back the defenders are playing unimaginative long balls which are eliminating the threat of skillful wingers. 

It will be interesting to see how England can sort out these problems in the upcoming matches to go deep into the competition because they are one of the favourites to lift the Euro 2020

Notable Performances:

Harry Kane: Without the proper supply the England captain looked isolated in front of three Scottish centre backs. And he looked a yard short in this game after a long season. 

Raheem Sterling: The Manchester City man looked out of ideas in front of the goal in back to back games. In the last game, he found the goal but in this game, he was completely non-existent. 

Mason Mount: On a poor day, the only positive was the Chelsea man. Tried to play threatening passes from the midfield, but the attackers could not capitalise on those passes. 

England will play against the Czech Republic at Wembley Stadium on 22nd June and Scotland will host Croatia at Hampden Park at the same time. 

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