Striker Rickie Lambert scored with the first touch of his international career to give England victory over old rivals Scotland at Wembley last night, completing a fairytale journey to British football's pinnacle that began in a Merseyside beetroot factory.
We chart Lambert's rise to the top:
- Lambert is rejected by hometown club Liverpool at 15, then released by Blackpool at 18
- Unable to find a club, he takes a job putting the lids on jars of beetroot
- Lambert eventually signs for Macclesfield and later finds success in the lower leagues with Stockport, Rochdale and Bristol Rovers
- The striker's good form earns him a £1 million move to Southampton
- At the age of 29, Lambert reaches England's second tier for the first time as the Saints win promotion
- Southampton are then promoted to the Premier League at the first attempt and Lambert is a surprise package - scoring 15 goals
- He earns a call-up for England's match against Scotland, saying he is "playing it cool but really excited"
- The 31-year-old makes his debut as a 66th-minute substitute - moments later he scores with his first touch to give England a 3-2 win.
- Lambert says: "I've been dreaming of it my whole life."
Rickie Lambert's debut goal helped England to a hard-fought 3-2 win over Scotland at Wembley.
A resilient England side came from behind on two occasions to beat the Scots in the first game between the sides for 14 years.
England and Scotland are drawing 1-1 at half time at Wembley.
Scotland gave the home side an early scare when James Morrison's shot beat Joe Hart to take an 11th minute lead.
Theo Walcott's 29th minute strike levelled the match.
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Scottish football fans are continuing to descend on London ahead of the much-anticipated clash between England and Scotland at Wembley tonight.
Washing-up liquid was added to the water in the fountains as Scottish supporters took over Trafalgar Square and spent the day partying.
Travelling Scotland supporter, Michael Connell, said: "If we win, there will be a party. If we lose there will be an even bigger party but it will have been after 90 minutes of inconvenience."
Thousands of Scotland fans have gathered in Trafalgar Square ahead of tonight's friendly match against England at Wembley.
A Scotland fan has been arrested for being drunk and disorderly after allegedly dancing naked in a fountain in Trafalgar Square.
A Metropolitan police spokesman said: "At approximately 3.20pm today police arrested a 23-year-old man for being drunk and disorderly after he was spotted dancing naked in the fountain at Trafalgar Square. He was taken to Charing Cross police station where he remains in custody."
Scottish football supporters have descended on Trafalgar Square ahead of tonight's match against England at Wembley.
The atmosphere between in central London ahead of England's friendly match against Scotland remains jovial, with the Scottish fans treating their English counterparts to a rendition of the South of Music.
Scotland fans have cooled off from the hot weather in London by swimming in fountains at Trafalgar Square.
Hundreds of fans are gathering in central London ahead of their team's friendly tonight - and mingling with rival fans.
Hundreds of Scotland fans are making their way to London ahead of this evening's friendly match against England. The Tartan Army have set up residence in Trafalgar Square.