Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Scotland fans jokingly chant Maguire’s name after own goal, but England have last laugh

Scotland fans at Hampden Park didn’t hesitate to poke fun at England defender Harry Maguire after his own goal.

The England centre-back was brought on at half time in their friendly, with the Three Lions leading 2-0.

Maguire was unable to divert the ball away from his goalChannel 4

His name rang out around Hampden ParkGetty

Home fans in Glasgow could be heard jeering every touch of the ball that he had since he entered the fray.

And soon after the hour mark, Maguire ignited a strong reaction from Scotland as they reduced the deficit.

The Manchester United defender turned the ball past Aaron Ramsdale and into the back of his own net as he stretched for a low cross on the right.

Scotland fans erupted in celebration and began to chant, ‘Oh Harry Maguire’ as they chased an equaliser.

The Three Lions took the lead through Phil Foden before Jude Bellingham added their second moments later.

Maguire’s own-goal breathed new life into the contest but Harry Kane’s 81st-minute goal restored England’s two-goal advantage.

It saw England claim the bragging rights over their neighbours once again, with Scotland still winless in this fixture since 1999.

Meanwhile, England fans showed their appreciation for Maguire with a series of chants supporting him as the Three Lions closed out the win.

After a tricky second half England ended up winning comfortablyGetty

The 30-year-old has not been a consistent starter for United over the past year and was linked with a move away this summer.

However, he has remained at Old Trafford and continues to be trusted by England boss Gareth Southgate.

Maguire has now made 59 appearances for his country, with this match his first off the bench since the 4-0 defeat to Hungary last summer.

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