Lackluster, the Three Lions couldn’t help but allow the visitors – a team miles below them in world rankings – to walk away with a share of the spoils.
England were held to draw by Scotland at Wembley in the second match of their Euro 2020 campaign.
England had several chances in the first half to get on the front foot but were rather wasteful. John Stones directed a header on the post, Mason Mount shot wide of the face of the goal from close range, Phil Foden blasted just wide from the edge of the area, while Harry Kane was also guilty of missing the target.
Scotland came closest to scoring at the half-hour mark when Stephen O’Donnell sent a well-struck volley towards Jordan Pickford, who was able to pull off a decisive diving save to deny the right-back.
A similar pattern was seen after the break as both teams continued to be indecisive in the final third of the pitch.
Gareth Southgate introduced Jack Grealish and Marcus Rashford in an attempt to spark life in his toothless attack but things did not go according to plan.
England, though, remain well in contention to advance to the last-16 of the tournament following an undesirable result. They are now level on points with Group D leaders Czech Republic.
Scotland, meanwhile, are level on points with Croatia, who sit at third place.
England vs Scotland Player Ratings
England: Pickford – 7, James – 6, Stones – 7, Mings – 7, Shaw – 6, Rice – 5, Phillips – 6, Foden – 5, Mount – 6, Sterling – 5, Kane – 4, Grealish – 7, Rashford – 6
Scotland: Marshall – 6, Hanley – 8, McTominay – 6, Tierney – 7, O’Donnell – 7, McGregor – 5, Gilmour – 6, McGinn – 6, Robertson – 7, Adams – 7, Dykes -6, Armstrong – 5, Nisbet – N/A
To be updated…