Scotland followers booed England’s nationwide anthem at Hampden Park on Tuesday night time earlier than their pleasant encounter.
The two groups met in Glasgow 150 years on from their first ever worldwide match, which then resulted in a goalless draw. This time England obtained the higher of their hosts with a 3-1 victory as Jude Bellingham starred in midfield.
Before the sport, the English rendition of God Save the King – which can be the nationwide anthem of the United Kingdom – was loudly jeered and booed by the house supporters. That was in stark distinction to Flower of Scotland which was belted out by the 50,000-strong crowd.
The response was hardly stunning towards the backdrop of the oldest rivalry in soccer.
Afterwards, Scotland supervisor Steve Clarke harassed that his staff’s feelgood issue after beating Cyprus final week ought to stay totally intact regardless of defeat.
The probability of a double celebration lay in retailer for the Tartan Army however a chastening night towards their rivals noticed many supporters drift out earlier than full-time, as Norway’s 2-1 win towards Georgia denied them an early qualification for subsequent summer time’s Euro 2024 finals in Germany.
Victory towards Spain in Seville on 12 October can be sufficient to prime Group A and even defeat would go away a big probability for Scotland to qualify subsequent month as one thing might want to give when Norway face the Spaniards three days later.
When requested how he would go about ensuring the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary defeat didn’t dent the feelgood issue, Clarke stated: “It hasn’t gone. In the competitive group we are in – five wins, 15 points.
“I told the lads the camp has been a success. The most important thing in this camp was to get three points in Cyprus. We achieved that. It would have been nice to get a positive result against England to make it even better but the objective of what we came in to do has been done.
“Obviously we didn’t want to lose to our Auld Enemy but on the night England were better.”
Additional reporting by PA