England 3-0 Scotland: Steven Thompson's Scotland player ratings

Scotland lost 3-0 at Wembley

Scotland's World Cup qualifying hopes are close to be being snuffed out following a 3-0 loss to England at Wembley.

The second defeat in four games leaves Gordon Strachan's men fifth in Group F and the manager facing further questions about his future.

Former Scotland striker Steven Thompson gives his marks out of 10 for the display.

Craig Gordon (goalkeeper) 5

No chance with goals but had little else to do other than pick the ball out of his net.

Ikechi Anya (right-back) 6

A surprise choice but the Derby winger defended well considering he wasn't in his natural position.

Lee Wallace (left-back) 6

Scotland's best player on the night after a long absence from the international scene. Offered a real threat going forward and worked tirelessly.

Grant Hanley (central defence) 5

Grant Hanley missed with a free header from a corner shortly after England opened the scoring
Hanley missed with a free header from a corner shortly after England opened the scoring

Played better than in Slovakia and unlucky at first goal after making a good block. Wasted a great chance to equalise, failing to hit the target from a free header.

Christophe Berra (central defence) 6

Given a rare start and did well to keep England's danger men quiet for large periods.

Darren Fletcher (central midfield) 5

The captain's desire and work rate are never in question but he was loose in possession too often.

Scott Brown (central midfielder) 6

Scotland midfielder Scott Brown
Brown missed the first three games of the campaign

Back from his short-lived international retirement but for how long? The Celtic captain gave the midfield energy and aggression as expected.

James Morrison (central midfield) 5

Largely ineffectual. Didn't get on the ball enough to make a positive impact. Again, a surprise inclusion given his lack of game time at West Brom.

James Forrest (wide midfield) 5

Missed a glorious opportunity to level the game early in the second half, dragging a shot wide from near the penalty spot. Another player guilty of giving the ball away too often.

Robert Snodgrass (wide midfield) 6

Provided some threatening set-pieces. Really should have scored not long after Forrest's miss when he had a good sight at goal.

Leigh Griffiths (striker) 6

Leigh Griffiths started brightly but faded out of the match
Griffiths started brightly but faded out of the match

Led the line well with positive energy in the first half. However, made a poor decision not to play in Snodgrass on a good counter-attack. Tired in the second half as Scotland meekly surrendered.


James McArthur (replaced Morrison after 66 minutes) 3

The game was over when he came on, very difficult to make an impression.

Callum Paterson (replaced Anya after 79 minutes) 2

On for the injured Anya. Not given much to do since England were content to keep the ball and didn't pose much of a threat.

Matt Ritchie (replaced Snodgrass after 82 minutes) 2

Too late to make an impact.

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