Sub Lambert is England hero

Rickie Lambert came off the bench and scored with his first touch to give England a 3-2 friendly win over Scotland.

Last Updated: 15/08/13 at 06:46 Post Comment

Rickie Lambert: Celebrates with his England team-mates

Rickie Lambert: Celebrates with his England team-mates

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Southampton striker thumped home a 70th-minute header from Leighton Baines' corner to put England in front for the first and only time at Wembley.

James Morrison had fired Scotland into an early lead with Theo Walcott equalising before the break, while a fine early second-half strike from Kenny Miller was cancelled out by Danny Welbeck before Lambert's dramatic introduction.

Roy Hodgson handed a start to unsettled Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney and and although he sent a shot across the face of goal early on, it was Scotland who took the lead on 11 minutes.

Welbeck headed a corner away but Walcott could only clear the ball on as far as Morrison. The West Brom man's 20-yard shot was fumbled by Joe Hart, who was slow to react.

The equaliser came just before the half-hour mark when an excellent defence-splitting pass from Cleverley down the right channel freed Walcott. The Arsenal forward cut inside Steven Whittaker and finished from five yards.

Frank Lampard replaced Jack Wilshere at the start of the second half but it was Scotland who were soon back in front.

Alan Hutton's cross from the right was chested down by Miller, who sidestepped Gary Cahill and blasted a powerful shot thatflew past Hart.

However England were level again within four minutes when Welbeck headed Steven Gerrard's free-kick into the bottom corner of McGregor's net.

Rooney made way for Lambert midway through the second half and with his first touch, the Saints ace put his country in front.

He met Baines' 70th-minute corner with a thumping header that gave McGregor no chance.

Lambert also hit the post in stoppage time as England held on to claim a narrow win over the Auld Enemy.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Thursday, 23 April 2015
04:00
USA U23 3-0 Mexico U23  
Thursday, 16 April 2015
01:30
USA 2-0 Mexico  
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
02:00
Mexico 1-0 Paraguay  
01:00
Argentina 2-1 Ecuador  
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
20:45
Portugal 0-2 Cape Verde  
19:45
Italy 1-1 England Report
Holland 2-0 Spain  
19:30
Austria 1-1 Bos&Herz  
Slovakia 1-0 Czech Rep  
19:15
Luxembourg 1-2 Turkey  

Footer 365

Bayern title hat-trick confirmed

Bayern Munich were crowned Bundesliga champions for the third year running without even kicking a ball on Sunday as their nearest rivals Wolfsburg went down to a 1-0 defeat at Borussia Monchengladbach.

Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea: Chelsea move within six points of Premier League title

Chelsea remain on course for a fourth Premier League title after a 0-0 draw with closest rivals Arsenal at the Emirates.

Marouane Fellaini: I never lost my quality during first Man Utd season

Marouane Fellaini has taken a swipe at his critics, saying his fruitful time at Everton was "quickly forgotten".

Mail Box

Chelsea Millions Should Buy Better...

For the money they have spent, Chelsea should be playing like the Harlem Globetrotters rather than Atletico. We have mails on Cesc, Brendan Rodgers and...

Brendan Rodgers Is David Cameron...

Rodgers is compared to the Prime Minister, insomuch as he has a right to peddle bulls**t, apparently. Plus why comparing Arsene Wenger to Diego Simeone is a mug's game...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company