Scotland will play England in a World Cup qualifying group for the first time in over 50 years when the 2018 campaign begins next year.
The oldest rivalry in world football will recommence on Friday 11 November 2016 when Gordon and the team travel to Wembley, with the return tie scheduled for Saturday 10 June 2016.
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To celebrate the draw, we’ve picked out five of Scotland’s greatest victories over England in the 112 meetings between the two countries. Do you agree with our choices?
The Wembley Wizards
England 1-5 Scotland | Wembley Stadium | March 31st 1928
Kelly 89; Jackson 3, 65, 85; James 44, 74
It has proved to be a result that has lived long in Scottish football folklore. A hat-trick from Huddersfield Town’s Alex Jackson and two goals from Preston North End forward Alex James sealed a 5-1 victory at a rain-sodden Wembley. Eight English-based players started for Scotland that day, including Tom Bradshaw who nullified the threat of Dixie Dean in his one and only appearance for the national team. It was such a dominant and skillful display that both sets of fans applauded after the final whistle.
"We could have had ten." Alex James, Scotland international
Baxter’s Keepie Uppies
England 2-3 Scotland | Wembley Stadium | April 15th 1967
J. Charlton 84, Hurst 88; Law 27, Lennox 78, McCalliog 87
Arguably Scotland’s most famous victory over England and one that saw us dubbed the ‘Unofficial World Champions’. England’s 1966 World Cup heroes were mercilessly beaten in front of a shocked Wembley crowd, with goals from Denis Law, Bobby Lennox and Jim McCalliog giving Scotland the win. It’s a match that will forever be remember for Jim Baxter’s showboating before full-time.
A Tartan takeover at Wembley
England 1-2 Scotland | Wembley Stadium | June 4th 1977
Channon 87; McQueen 42, Dalglish 60
New Scotland manager Ally MacLeod was just a few months in the door when he secured a famous win over the Auld Enemy at Wembley in 1977. Gordon McQueen’s powerful first-half header opened the scoring before Kenny Dalglish double Scotland’s lead on the hour mark. A late consolation goal was not enough for England and the travelling tartan-clad supporters streamed onto the pitch to celebrate.
“We reached the pitch and all around was just a sea of tartan. It was unbelievable. No one had ever seen anything like it and no one ever will.” Gordon McQueen, Scotland international
“Bett crosses to Gough. It’s a Goal!”
Scotland 1-0 England 0 | Hampden Park | May 25th 1985
Jock Stein lead Scotland to their last win over England at Hampden Park to date. In a game of few chances, Richard Gough’s brave header from a Jim Bett cross was all that could separate the two teams. Scotland would have to wait another 14 years before they tasted success over the Auld Enemy again.
“A goal! 68 minutes gone and Scotland take the lead. Dundee United full-back Richard Gough – such an attacking threat when he comes forward from those positions. Shilton can only stand and watch.” John Motson, BBC
England 0-1 Scotland | Wembley Stadium | November 17th 1999
Scotland last victory over England and the final fixture between the two sides at the old Wembley Stadium came in 1999. 2-0 down from the first leg in their Euro 2000 play-off tie, Scotland battled to find a way past David Seaman and eventually done so on 39 minutes when Don Hutchison headed home. Craig Brown’s boys came close to a decisive second goal but were certainly the better team on the night, despite their failure to win on aggregate.