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Nov 19, 2014

Soccer-Hodgson seeks England improvement all the way to Euro 2016

GLASGOW, Nov 19 (Reuters) – England ended their year on a high when they chalked up a sixth successive win with a 3-1 friendly victory over Scotland on Tuesday but coach Roy Hodgson says he expects even better as they approach Euro 2016.

England have won their opening four qualifiers in Group E and barring a stunning collapse will qualify for the 24-team finals in France 18 months’ time.

Nov 19, 2014

Rooney’s double helps England floor Scotland

GLASGOW (Reuters) – England captain Wayne Rooney scored twice after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain headed the opener in a 3-1 win over Scotland as the visitors dominated a typically passionate Auld Enemy friendly at Celtic Park on Tuesday.

Rooney took his tally to 46 in his 101st international to move within three goals of Bobby Charlton’s England scoring record of 49 and led by example as skipper with his composed side proving too strong for the hosts.

Nov 19, 2014

Soccer-Rooney’s double helps England floor Scotland

GLASGOW, Nov 18 (Reuters) – England captain Wayne Rooney scored twice after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain headed the opener in a 3-1 win over Scotland as the visitors dominated a typically passionate Auld Enemy friendly at Celtic Park on Tuesday.

Rooney took his tally to 46 in his 101st international to move within three goals of Bobby Charlton’s England scoring record of 49 and led by example as skipper with his composed side proving too strong for the hosts.

Nov 18, 2014

Scotland boss Strachan salutes ‘spooky’ England display

GLASGOW (Reuters) – Beaten Scotland were “spooked” by England in Tuesday’s friendly, said manager Gordon Strachan before describing the visitors as the best side his squad had faced since he took charge last year.

Wayne Rooney (2) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored as England maintained their impressive record against the Auld Enemy, winning 3-1 to chalk up a seventh victory in nine meetings.

Nov 18, 2014

Soccer-Scotland boss Strachan salutes ‘spooky’ England display

GLASGOW, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Beaten Scotland were “spooked” by England in Tuesday’s friendly, said manager Gordon Strachan before describing the visitors as the best side his squad had faced since he took charge last year.

Wayne Rooney (2) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored as England maintained their impressive record against the Auld Enemy, winning 3-1 to chalk up a seventh victory in nine meetings.

Nov 18, 2014

Two-goal Rooney leads England to win over Scotland

GLASGOW (Reuters) – England captain Wayne Rooney scored twice after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain headed the opener in a 3-1 win over Scotland as the visitors dominated a typically passionate Auld Enemy friendly at Celtic Park on Tuesday.

Rooney took his tally to 46 in his 101st international to move within three goals of Bobby Charlton’s England scoring record of 49 and led by example as skipper with his composed side proved too strong for the hosts.

Nov 18, 2014

Soccer-Two-goal Rooney leads England to win over Scotland

GLASGOW, Nov 18 (Reuters) – England captain Wayne Rooney scored twice after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain headed the opener in a 3-1 win over Scotland as the visitors dominated a typically passionate Auld Enemy friendly at Celtic Park on Tuesday.

Rooney took his tally to 46 in his 101st international to move within three goals of Bobby Charlton’s England scoring record of 49 and led by example as skipper with his composed side proved too strong for the hosts.

Nov 16, 2014

Drama likely when Scotland play England in world’s oldest fixture

LONDON (Reuters) – England may now regard their main soccer foes as Argentina and Germany but nothing matches their old historic rivalry with Scotland, even if the intense passion the games once produced is largely cloaked in sepia-toned nostalgia.

Tuesday’s match at Celtic Park in Glasgow will be the 112th meeting of the nations who met in the world’s first official international at the West of Glasgow Cricket Ground in 1872. The match ended 0-0. It did not set much of a precedent.

Nov 16, 2014

Soccer-Drama likely when Scotland play England in world’s oldest fixture

LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) – England may now regard their main soccer foes as Argentina and Germany but nothing matches their old historic rivalry with Scotland, even if the intense passion the games once produced is largely cloaked in sepia-toned nostalgia.

Tuesday’s match at Celtic Park in Glasgow will be the 112th meeting of the nations who met in the world’s first official international at the West of Glasgow Cricket Ground in 1872. The match ended 0-0. It did not set much of a precedent.

Nov 16, 2014

Buoyant Scotland and England to renew rivalry

LONDON (Reuters) – Scotland and England could both field young, relatively inexperienced teams when they meet in the world’s oldest international fixture at Celtic Park on Tuesday.

Both countries are approaching the friendly on something of a high after Scotland beat Ireland 1-0 in Glasgow in a Euro 2016 qualifier on Friday and England beat Slovenia 3-1 in their qualifier at Wembley on Saturday.