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England beat Scotland 3-1 in anniversary match

England player Harry Kane rejoices over a victory goal. Photo: BBC

In a match played at Glasgow’s Hampden Park to mark the 150th anniversary of the first international fixture between Scotland and England, the English Three Lions came away 3-1 winners, courtesy of goals by Manchester City’s Phil Foden, Real Madrid’s Jude Bellingham and Captain Harry Kane of Bayern Munich.

Both teams brought their best but left the Scots disappointed as their consolation goal came via a deflection by England substitute, Harry Maguire.

In the first half, England dominated, scoring twice through Foden and Bellingham and leaving the Tartan Army silenced.

Maguire’s own goal appeared to give Scotland a lease of life, until the England skipper scored the third with less than 10 minutes remaining.

England versus Scotland is the oldest rivalry in football. Both teams first met on the pitch in November 1872 at Hamilton Crescent in Glasgow before an audience of 4,000. The game ended in a scoreless draw.

Writing by Juliet Onwurah; Editing by Julian Osamoto and Tony Okerafor