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Pair for Rooney helps England to victory over Scotland

England's Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring his sides third goal of the game during the International friendly at Celtic Park. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

A pair of goals from captain Wayne Rooney helped England to a 3-1 win over their oldest rivals Scotland at Celtic Park.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain headed England in front in the 32nd minute and Rooney added a second two minutes into the second half.

Andy Robertson threatened to set up a frantic finish with an 82nd minute strike for Scotland, but Rooney settled it almost immediately after.

Thousands flock to Celtic Park for Auld Enemy clash

Around 5,000 England fans were expected at Celtic Park. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Thousands of football fans flocked to Celtic Park tonight as Scotland take on the Auld Enemy England on home turf for the first time in 15 years.

About 5,000 England supporters were expected to attend the friendly match in Glasgow, the latest instalment in the oldest fixture in international football.

There was a heightened police presence around the stadium, transport hubs and city centre but no reports of any football-related disorder as the 8pm kick-off approached.


Brown believes England have 'sense of superiority'

Brown is desperate to beat England at Celtic Park. Credit: PA

Scott Brown believes England's "sense of superiority" will fire up Scotland for tonight's international clash at Celtic Park.

Speaking to the Daily Record, Scotland's captain said:

"We know the English really don't bother about us - they couldn't care less about Scottish football.

"To be fair to them, they might not even realise they are doing it. But they have this sense of superiority that comes with thinking how much better they are than us. And that's why we go into a game like this absolutely bursting to prove a point."

Strachan: England game will be played in 'terrific spirit'

Scotland are high on confidence after beating Ireland. Credit: PA

Gordon Strachan believes Scotland's friendly against England at Celtic Park tonight will be played in the right spirit - like the Euro 2016 qualifier against Republic of Ireland.

Much was made about the robust and physical nature of the match against the Irish at Parkhead last Friday night where Shaun Maloney's second-half goal kept Scots' hopes of qualifying for the finals in France very much alive.

Scotland boss Strachan said:

It was a game played in the right manner and everyone gave it their best. It was physical but fair. I think people think it was some sort of bloodbath, it was nothing like that.

It was people going toe to toe and respecting each other. There is a big difference between that and a bloodbath, which we have seen many a time over the years.

I thought it was played in a terrific spirit and I know it is going to be the same (against England).

– Scotland boss Gordon Strachan


Police ready for Scotland v England 'friendly' match

Scotland and England go head to head on Tuesday for the 112th time. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Scotland will play England north of the border for the first time in 15 years today, with a heightened police presence around the match.

Around 5,000 England supporters are due to attend the friendly game at Celtic Park in Glasgow, which will be the latest instalment in the oldest fixture in international football.

The last time the teams met in Scotland there were more than 200 arrests and police said they are monitoring "known troublemakers" from both countries who they believe are planning to travel to today's game.

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