Engalnd fans watching a tense match with Scotland at the Stage in Deeping.

In pictures: Fans cheer a tense encounter as England and Scotland draw

Ultimately it was a match that did not live up to the hype but fans in Peterborough cheered England throughout a tense goalless draw with Scotland.

Friday, 18th June 2021, 10:12 pm

The 0-0 draw in the second Euros match for the two home nations was a fair result in a game which neither team dominated,

Torrential rain in Peterborough meant that some outdoor venues had to cancel their outdoor broadcasts including the House of Feasts in Crowland Road.d

Lacklustre England were held to a goalless draw by Scotland as Steve Clarke’s well-drilled side gave their hopes of reaching the Euro 2020 knockout phase a much-needed shot in the arm.

International football’s oldest rivals locked horns for the 115th time in Friday’s eagerly-anticipated Group D clash at Wembley, where the crackling atmosphere belied the restricted attendance under the arch.

England knew victory against their fierce foes would seal progress to the round of 16 with a match to spare, but Scotland dug deep and gave Gareth Southgate’s side a few scares as they sealed a deserved 0-0 draw.

Having ended their 23-year absence from major tournaments with an underwhelming loss to the Czech Republic on Monday, Clarke’s men would have been in a perilous position had they lost to the Three Lions.

But the wounded Scots rallied well in London, where Stephen O’Donnell saw an excellent volley met by an equally impressive save by Jordan Pickford in a first half that started with John Stones rattling the woodwork.

England failed to muster a shot on target during the opening period and did not improve much after the break, with Southgate eventually substituting captain Harry Kane against a Scotland side who pushed until the end.

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