Following the 3-1 victory against Scotland during their Friendly game on the 12th of September, 2023. The England National team earned their 600th victory in all competitions, becoming the First European nation to reach this milestone in international football according to OptaJoe.
The friendly game between England and Scotland is to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first meeting between the two sides on 30th November 1872,150 years and 286 days before the date of this game.
During the game that ended 3-1 in favor of England, Manchester City’s Phil Foden, Real Madrid’s Jude Bellingham, and Bayern Munich’s striker Harry Kane were the scorers of the night. Once again, Harry Maguire came in for Marc Guehi and scored the only goal for Scotland. His own goal stole the clean sheet away from his team with Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsdale coming in for Jordan Pickford.
England’s night of history also saw Jude Bellingham become the first England player to both score and assist a goal in a match against Scotland since Kevin Keegan in May 1079. Jude Bellingham’s stardom keeps shining for both Club and Country.
England’s victory today is also the first time England have led by multiple goals at halftime in a match against Scotland since November 1999. A game England won 2-0 courtesy of a brace from the Legendary Paul Scholes.