FT: England 3 Scotland 2

Rickie Lambert after scoring on his Englan debut
Rickie Lambert after scoring on his Englan debut
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England hit back twice to defeat Scotland at Wembley tonight with sub Rickie Lambert, with his first touch, hitting the winner.

James Morrison of West Brom struck to give the noisy Scottish support plenty to shout about.

He then tried his luck from distance in going for a second goal but was off target.

After 26 minutes came England’s brightest spell of attacking so far with Tom Cleverley threatening. Then soon after it was even better for the home fans with Theo Walcott making it 1-1, linking up with Cleverley to hit the equaliser in front of the 80,000 crowd.

England began the second half with Frank Lampard replacing Jack Wilshere. But it was Scotland who went in front again early n the second half, Kenny Miller turning on the edge of the area and firing a left foot shot past Joe Hart’s right side. Just four minutes later, in the 53rd minute, England equalised again, this time Danny Welbeck heading home.

Former Sheffield United defender Kyle Walker was shown a yellow card soon afterwards, followed by Scotland’s Robert Snodgrass and, later, Lampard.

Southampton striker Lambert came on as a sub and promptly put England in front with a fine header from a corner on 70 minutes on his Englandf debut. He had been on the pitch just over two minutes.