Harry Maguire (foto: Getty Images)
In a match that celebrated the 150th anniversary of one of football's oldest rivalries, England clinched a 3-1 victory over Scotland, marking their 600th international win—a first for any European nation.
However, the spotlight was stolen by an own goal from Manchester United's Harry Maguire, prompting Scottish manager Steve Clarke to make a comment that has since gone viral on social media.
England dominated the first half, with Phil Foden deflecting a shot from Kyle Walker to score in the 32nd minute, followed by a goal from Jude Bellingham three minutes later. The Scottish team failed to register a single shot on target in the first 45 minutes, leaving England's goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale relatively untested.
The narrative took a turn in the 67th minute when a cross from Scotland's Robertson was awkwardly turned into his own net by Harry Maguire. The Manchester United defender, once considered a rising star during his time at Leicester, has faced a downward trajectory in his career recently.
Post-match, when asked about the possibility of having Maguire on his team, Scottish manager Steve Clarke's dismissive response became an instant hit on Twitter, adding another layer to the historic rivalry between the two nations.
"Maguire certainly has had better days. His own goal today not only impacted the match but also raised questions about his current form," Clarke told reporters.
The English Football Association has yet to comment on Maguire's performance, but the own goal has certainly stirred conversations about the defender's future, both at the club and international levels.