Scotland’s wait for a win over arch rivals England stretched to 15 years as two goals propels Wayne Rooney to third in England’s all-time top goal scorer list.
Goals number 45 and 46 for Rooney, coming after 101 caps, leapfrog the England captain ahead of Jimmy Greaves and he is now four away from overtaking Bobby Charlton’s record amount of 49.
His first made it two-nil two minutes into the second half following Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s opener with a low, stooping header inside the six yard box after Luke Shaw’s shot from the outside of the area was blocked before deflecting off Andy Robertson into the path of Rooney who was never going to miss.
Number two came five minutes before the end after James Milner’s pass from the right hand side of the area was cut back by half-time substitute Adam Lallana into the feet of Rooney to tap home.
Oxlade-Chamberlain initially opened the scoring with a guided header 32 minutes in.
It was a goal made in Arsenal with Oxlade-Chamberlain glancing in Jack Wilshere’s floated cross from the left.
Robertson went some way to atoning for his error that led to England’s second by scoring himself with seven minutes to go, capping off a one-two with Johnny Russell.
England were worthy of their win, dominating the display from start to finish with Chris Smalling heading over a Stewart Downing corner before Danny Welbeck was denied by David Marshall with a low drive inside the first five minutes of the match.
Scotland: Marshall (Gordon ’45), Whittaker, Robertson, R. Martin, Hanley (May ’66), Maloney (Russell ’81), Mulgrew, Brown (Fletcher ’45), C. Martin (Morrison ’45), Naismith, Anya (Bannan ’61)
Subs not used: Bryson, Berra, Dorrans, Greer, Burke, Gilks, Macleod, Forsyth, Paterson
Yellow Cards: Mulgrew ‘46
Red Cards: None
England: Forster, Clyne, Shaw (Gibbs ’66), Milner, Cahill (Jagielka ’45), Smalling, Wilshere (Barkley ’87), Downing (Lallana ’45), Welbeck (Sterling ’66), Rooney, Oxlade-Chamberlain (Lambert ’79)
Subs not used: Chambers, Foster, Henderson, Walcott, Berahino
Yellow Cards: None
Red Cards: None