Scots delight in solid display
Suggestions from English fans that celebrating a goalless draw is ridiculous might hold a little more weight had their meeting against Scotland yesterday night not been at Wembley, had England not been tipped as favourites for Euro 2020 by their media ahead of the tournament and had English pundits not spent the week talking about how sure they were they would win the game.
Celebrations were fervent as a horde of an estimated 20,000 Scots descended on London, although they earned respect before leaving as they cleaned up their own mess.
Friday's clash was the 115th meeting between the British neighbors and came 149 years after their first, a 0-0 draw in front of around 4,000 fans at Glasgow's West of Scotland Cricket Club, which is recognized by FIFA as football's first ever international fixture.
Mark Cumberworth, a 58-year-old fan from Essex, told the BBC that he was disappointed with the result. "It's almost like we've settled for a draw, which isn't the worst result in the world. Scotland have played well. England have no chance [of winning the Euros] playing like this."
Two-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray, who was in attendance, even got in on the fun, drawing the ire of English fans on social media as he tweeted: "Great fun tonight…fair play to England…they worked hard…defended deep and deserved to hang onto the draw in the end."