By Conor Laird
Published: June 18, 2021 9:59 pm
Last Updated: June 18, 2021 10:00 pm
The England faithful have flooded to social media this evening, to target a pair of individuals, on the back of their side’s disappointing showing versus Scotland.
Friday’s marquee Euro 2020 fixture of course played out at Wembley a short time ago.
The meeting in question saw old foes reunite, as England played host to Scotland in a crucial Group D clash.
Gareth Southgate’s hosts, for obvious reasons, headed into proceedings as favourites, buoyed by an opening day victory over Croatia. Scotland, on the other hand, were aware that another defeat could see their European adventure all but ended, on the back of a 2-0 defeat to the Czech Republic.
When all was said and done in the English capital, though, the Tartan Army stood tall, to avoid a 2nd-straight loss.
A tense affair, during which both sides came within inches of bagging an all-important winner, eventually played out into a somewhat disappointing 0-0 stalemate.
John Stones came closest for England, nodding a towering header onto the post early on:
— The Athletic UK (@TheAthleticUK) June 18, 2021
Scotland, meanwhile, saw the likes of Lyndon Dykes and Stephen O’Donnell go agonisingly close to securing the upset at Wembley.
Nevertheless, their point apiece secured means that England remain in 2nd place in Group D, whilst Scotland, despite sitting bottom, remain in with a shot of booking a spot in the Euros’ last-16.
Three Lions fume
On the back of the action coming to a close on Friday, though, it has since come as little surprise to see one set of fans considerably more aggrieved with the eventual result.
Many of an England persuasion revealed their expectation that a straightforward three points lay in store tonight, only to once again be let down by a frankly lacklustre display.
In turn, despite the Three Lions, as a whole, having come up way short, the finger of blame, for the most part, has been directed squarely at two individuals.
Those in question? Gareth Southgate and Harry Kane:
Still struggling to understand Gareth Southgate’s style of play… does anyone know what it is?🤔🏴
— PF | Transfer News (@PurelyFootball) June 18, 2021
Never going to win anything with Southgate. Same situation at United with Ole
— Spencer (@Huge_Gorilla) June 18, 2021
Haven’t seen a Kane performance that bad since WWE Crown Jewel
— Carl Anka (@Ankaman616) June 18, 2021
No chances all game and Sancho doesn’t get a chance again… to say that Southgate is clueless is an understatement pic.twitter.com/4I3vlBoMEO
— Matthew 🇲🇹 (@BVBMatthew17) June 18, 2021
There’s something up with Kane.
Two awful games.
— Andy (@LetsTalk_FPL) June 18, 2021
— Exiled Wezzy (@leeknipe) June 18, 2021
What the hell was that #ENGSCO Kane was shocking midfield a mess awful Scotland showed ability but my god that was bad
— 😛 😛 😛 (@ScaleSilver49) June 18, 2021
Southgate could have picked 11 Championship players if he wanted to play like that.
— Hugh Woozencroft (@HughWoozencroft) June 18, 2021
England dreadful. Ponderous, selection / system wrong, no idea what the tactics were. Passing sideways & backwards. Players overawed. Big worries over Sterling & Kane.
— Mark Douglas (@MsiDouglas) June 18, 2021
That was a shocking performance from Kane. No idea why he’s dropping so deep when there are two players already occupying the space between the lines, but he’s been so poor on this front today and in the game against Croatia.
— RohanJivan (@RjArsenalBlog) June 18, 2021
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