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Saturday, 15 June 1996
European Championships 1996 Finals Group A, match four

Scotland 0 England 2 [0-0]

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 76,864;
Kick-off: 3.00pm BST
Live on BBC One (UK) -
Commentator: John Motson and Trevor Brooking

England - Alan Shearer (53 52:36), Paul Gascoigne (79)
Scotland - Gary McAllister (penalty saved 78)
Match Summary
Scotland Squad
England Squad
Scotland - John Collins (29), John Spencer (38), Colin Hendry (70)
England - Paul Ince (68), Alan Shearer (75)
Results 1995-2000

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Match Summary

Officials from Italy




Referee (green) - Pierluigi Pairetto
x (x), x, FIFA listed x.

Linesmen - Donato Nicoletti and Tullio Manfredini.

Fourth official - Marcello Nicchi.

UEFA delegate - Michel D'Hooghe
, Belgium

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Scotland Team



FIFA (22 May 1996) 31st
EFO ranking

ELO rating 25th to 27th
Colours: Made by Umbro - Navy collared tartan shadowed jerseys with navy collar/yellow trim, navy tartan shadowed shorts with navy hem, navy socks with yellow trim.
Capt: Gary McAllister Manager: James Craig Brown, 55 (1 July 1940), appointed caretaker 1 November 1993, appointed full-time in December 1993.
Scotland Lineup
12 Goram, Andrew L. 32 13 April 1964 G Rangers FC   GA
2 McKimmie, Stewart 33 27 October 1962 LB Aberdeen FC    
3 Boyd, Thomas 30 24 November 1965 CD The Celtic FC    
4 Calderwood, Colin 31 20 January 1965 CD Tottenham Hotspur FC, England    
5 Hendry, E. Colin 30 7 December 1965 CD Blackburn Rovers FC, England    
13 McKinlay, Thomas V., off 82nd min. 31 3 December 1964 RB The Celtic FC    
7 Spencer, John, off 67th min. 25 11 September 1970 F Chelsea FC, England    
Cautioned after 38/39 minutes for a foul, for a barging challenge on Ince outside the Scottish penalty area.
8 McCall, A. Stuart S. 32 10 June 1964 M Rangers FC    
14 Durie, Gordon S., off 87th min. 30 6 December 1965 F Rangers FC    
10 McAllister, Gary 31 3 December 1964 CM Leeds United AFC, England    
McAllister 78th minute penalty was saved by David Seaman. The penalty was conceded after Adams touched away an incoming McCall ball, intended for Durie, who went down on Adam's leg.
11 Collins, John 28 31 January 1968 M The Celtic FC   8
Cautioned after 29/30 minutes for a foul, for a sliding challenge on Gascoigne in the centre-circle.
Scotland Substitutes
9 McCoist, Alistair M., on 67th min. for Spencer 33 24 September 1962 F Rangers FC    
16 Burley, Craig W., on 82nd min. for McKinlay 24 24 September 1971 M Chelsea FC, England    
15 Jess, Eoin, on 87th min. for Durie 25 13 December 1970 M Aberdeen FC    

unused substitutes:

1-Jim Leighton, 6-Derek Whyte, 17-Billy McKinlay, 18-Kevin Gallacher, 19-Darren Jackson, 20-Scott Booth, 21-Scot Gemmill, 22-Nicky Walker.


Goram -
(Burley), Boyd, Hendry, Calderwood, McKimmie -
Collins, McAllister, McCall -
(McCoist), Durie (Jess)


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


England Team



FIFA (22 May 1996) 24th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 14th to 11th
Colours: The 1995 Umbro home uniform - White v-neck collared shadow striped jersey with navy overlapping collar, navy shorts with white/turquoise side triangle, white socks with two turquoise hoops.
Capt: Tony Adams, seventh captaincy Head coach: Terence Frederick Venables, 53 (6 January 1943), appointed 28 January 1994,
21st match, W 10 - D 10 - L 1 - F 30 - A 11, incl. one abandoned.
England Lineup
1 Seaman, David A. 32 19 September 1963 G Arsenal FC 26 14 GA
2 Neville, Gary 21   RB Manchester United FC 12 0
3 Pearce, Stuart, off 46th min. 34 24 April 1962 LB Nottingham Forest FC 67 5
4 Ince, Paul, off 80th min. 28   M Internazionale Milano, Italy 21 2
5 Adams, Tony 29   CD Arsenal FC 42 4
6 Southgate, Gareth 25 3 September 1970 DM/LB Aston Villa FC 6 0
17 McManaman, Steven 24 11 February 1972 LM/RM Liverpool FC 12 0
8 Gascoigne, Paul J. 29 27 May 1967 CM Rangers FC, Scotland 40 8
9 Shearer, Alan 25 13 August 1970 CF Blackburn Rovers FC 25 7
10 Sheringham, Edward P. 30 2 April 1966 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 17 2
11 Anderton, Darren 24   RM/LM Tottenham Hotspur FC 13 5
England Substitutes
15 Redknapp, Jamie F., on 46th min. for Pearce, off 85th min. 22 25 June 1973 M Liverpool FC 5 0
20 Stone, Steven B., on 80th min. for Ince 24 20 August 1971 M Nottingham Forest FC 8 2
16 Campbell, Sulzeer, on 85th min. for Redknapp 21   D Tottenham Hotspur FC 2 0

unused substitutes:

7-David Platt, 13-Tim Flowers, 14-Nicky Barmby, 18-Les Ferdinand, 19-Phil Neville,  21-Robbie Fowler, 22-Ian Walker.
3-5(1-1-3)-2 Seaman -
Neville, Adams, Pearce
(Redknapp (Campbell)) -
Southgate -
(Stone) -
Anderton, Gascoigne, McManaman -
Shearer, Sheringham
Notes - For the second half, Redknapp took a midfield position, Southgate replace Pearce's left-back berth. McManaman and Anderton also swapped positions.


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne

    Match Report by Norman Giller

This was the first England-Scotland encounter for seven years, and the first time they had met in the finals of a major competition. After a scrappy, nervous first-half, England stepped up a gear and a peak-form Alan Shearer scored his second goal of the tournament with a superb header from a Gary Neville cross in the fifty-second minute. There was a dramatic, unforgettable sequence of play eleven minutes from the end that captured just why soccer is such a magnetic game. David Seaman saved magnificently from a Gary McAllister penalty, and moments later the ball was at the other end of the field where Paul Gascoigne conjured a gem of a goal. He looped the ball over the head of  Colin Hendry and then hammered it on the volley deep into the Scottish net. He celebrated by going to a chosen spot at the side of the Scottish goal, and as he lay down England team-mates poured bottled water down his throat in a send-up of the dentist's chair incident. The crowd loved it, and suddenly the England players were forgiven their boisterous behaviour in Hong Kong.  Buoyant England now needed just a point against Holland to clinch a place in the quarter-finals.

Source Notes

Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks
F.A. Yearbook
Norman Giller
, Football Author