England and Scotland fans scuffle in ugly scenes outside Wembley

England and Scotland fans were involved in a minor scuffle outside Wembley following Friday night’s Euro 2020 draw.

Police were quick to separate the supporters who came face to face while leaving the stadium.

And their huge presence quickly stamped out any trouble that was brewing.

Daily Mirror chief reporter Andy Lines captured the footage outside the stadium and praised the fast response from the police.

“Police have been great all day. When there have been problems – they moved in quickly and efficiently,” he said.

The tense incident followed a tight affair between the two sides as England and Scotland finished goalless.

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.

England and Scotland fans were involved in a minor scuffle outside Wembley

Having ended their 23-year absence from major tournaments with an underwhelming loss to the Czech Republic on Monday, Steve 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.

Lyndon Dykes saw the visitors’ best effort of an impressive second half effort cleared off the line by Reece James on a dank evening that saw the Tartan Army celebrate at full-time as their England counterparts booed.

England boss Gareth Southgate said: “It was a frustrating night, we know we can play better. We have to give Scotland huge credit, they defended valiantly, they played well and in the end we didn’t do enough to win the game.

“If you’re not going to win a game in a tournament you have to make sure you don’t lose it. We understand it’s a disappointment for our supporters especially, but we have to dust ourselves down.”

Southgate was questioned why Kane was replaced in the second half.

He said: “I felt we needed a few more runs in behind, I felt Marcus would give us that energy and we had to try and get the win at that point. We have to make these decisions based on what we see.

“The whole team we can look at ourselves. That starts with me, we have to be better, we know we didn’t do enough to win the game, not enough attempts on goal and that is something we have to go and have a look at over the next few days.”

Southgate said his young team would learn from their disappointment.

“I know exactly where this team is,” he added. “It is a very young team, a lot of them won’t have experienced a game under that intensity or pressure so that is a huge learning for them.

“What we have to do is make sure we improve in the next game.”

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