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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.

Nov 16, 2014

Preview-Buoyant Scotland and England to renew rivalry

LONDON, Nov 16 (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.

Nov 16, 2014

Rooney joins Greaves on 44 goals with penalty v Slovenia

LONDON (Reuters) – Wayne Rooney celebrated becoming the youngest player to win 100 caps for England with a second-half penalty that sparked his side’s revival in a 3-1 win over Slovenia in a Euro 2016 qualifier at Wembley on Saturday.

The goal was Rooney’s 44th for his country and drew him level with Jimmy Greaves as England’s joint-third highest all-time scorer.