How many times have Scotland beat England at football? Ahead of tonight's crunch tie
England take on Scotland this evening and many fans will be wondering how many times Scotland have beat England at football in general.
A lot of the focus in the build-up is on the famous meeting in 96. That day, Paul Gascoigne stole the show as he flicked over Colin Hendry’s head and fired in for a memorable moment at Wembley.
England, it seems, have always had the upper hand on their Scottish counterparts. Whether that be in qualifying for tournaments, or taking the spoils when they do meet.
Even back in the Kevin Keegan era, England beat Scotland at Hampden thanks to a Paul Scholes double. That was a game that mattered, with Euros qualification on the line.
Scotland did actually win the return leg at Wembley. Don Hutchinson scored the winner, but it wasn’t enough for the Scots to overturn the first-leg deficit from Hampden.
Ahead of tonight, Scotland know they need a win. But drawing on past experience and results, just how feasible is it for Steve Clarke’s men?
How many times have Scotland beaten England at football?
Over the years, the great rivals have met over 100 times. Well, 114 times to be exact.
Within those games, England hold the upper-hand, albeit not by as many games as some might think. The Three Lions have won 48 of the meetings, with Scotland just seven behind on 41. There are 25 draws sandwiched in there for good measure.
In terms of Wembley, the aforementioned 1-0 win thanks to Don Hutchinson was the last time Scotland won at England’s famous stadium, albeit in the old Wembley.
England have won three of the last four, with a memorable 2-2 draw in 2017 being the last time the sides met.
The Three Lions ran out 3-0 winners the last time the sides met at Wembley, with Daniel Sturridge among those on target that day.
Some would have a similar result tonight as an obvious shout. But football can be a strange game, especially in competitions like the Euros.
Scotland, then, will be hoping for a repeat of Hutchinson and that 1999 winner.
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