England still have work to do after a 0-0 draw with Scotland - the first goaless draw between the two nations at Wembley.

Although things would have to go badly wrong for Gareth Southgate’s team not to make the final 16, on this form they don’t look anything like a tournament favourite.

The Three Lions looked lethargic and lacked a Plan B when Scotland withstood their early possession.

As for Scotland, Steve Clarke’s side will take hope from this battling performance and hope they can conjure a win over Croatia in their final game.

Indeed, they came close to taking all three points here. Lyndon Dykes had a shot cleared off the line by Reece James before Che Adams put a great chance wide.

England’s best chances came early on when John Stones hit the post with a towering header and Mason Mount shot wide from a Raheem Sterling pass.

England altered both their full-backs for their Euro 2020 Group D clash with Scotland at Wembley.

The Three Lions beat Croatia at Wembley on Sunday and manager Gareth Southgate made two alterations. Luke Shaw and Reece James replaced Kieran Trippier and Kyle Walker – the latter missing out on the squad altogether.

Billy Gilmour and Kieran Tierney both started for Scotland. Tierney overcame a calf strain to return while Gilmour was handed a first international start.

Callum McGregor and Che Adams also came in for Steve Clarke’s side with the latter starting up front alongside Lyndon Dykes.

Scott McTominay looked set to drop into a back three while Liam Cooper, Jack Hendry, Stuart Armstrong and Ryan Christie made way.

Both anthems were roundly booed by the opposition fans but there was solidarity as each set of players took the knee in support of racial equality. There were loud cheers from all four sides of the ground.

One or two individual boos were barely audible, although loud music over the PA system appeared designed to drown out any dissent.

Scotland got the first chance when Che Adams found himself in space 14 yards out but he shot weakly and John Stones blocked. Scotland had a huge let-off in the 11th minute when Stones headed unchallenged against the post from Mason Mount’s corner.

Mount soon missed a good chance after a mistake by McTominay. Scotland grew in confidence and nearly scored on the half-hour mark after Tierney overlapped Andy Robertson and sent in a deep cross.

Stephen O’Donnell caught it on the volley but Jordan Pickford made an excellent one-handed stop and Adams could not head the rebound on target. Scotland ended the goalless half in control of possession and the away fans were by far the happier sounding set of supporters when the whistle blew for the interval.

England started the second half on the front foot and David Marshall saved well from Mount’s powerful effort before Reece James fired just over. Scotland were living dangerously but the visitors came close just after the hour mark when James blocked an effort from Dykes that appeared to be drifting just wide.

Dykes moved infield from the right and fired in a 20-yard shot that was blocked by Adams and Stones.

The ball fell to Adams, near the penalty spot, but he just couldn’t find the space for an immediate shot. With no obvious support he hit a shot on the turn that was blocked by Stones.

Minutes later there was a chance at the other end as Harry Kane got away from two defenders on the edge of the area and hit a low left-footed shot but Hanley was there to block.

England had another priceless chance from a superb Pickford clearance on 61 minutes. Pickford’s clearance fell kindly for Sterling just 20 yards from goal. But Sterling couldn’t make it count after being  tackled by Hanley.

England were lifted when Jack Grealish came on with 26 minutes to go. He replaced Phil Foden, who had a poor game, playing on the left with Raheem Sterling moving to the right.

Grealish made his presence felt almost immediately, winning a corner off McTominay but, as with so much of England’s play, the corner was easily cleared at the near post. With 15 minutes to go Southgate turned to Marcus Rashford to provide the spark England needed.

Rashford replaced England Captain Harry Kane who was having an uncharacteristic off night.

Scotland responded by bringing on Stuart Armstrong to replace Billy Gilmour, who faded a as the second half went on but put in a towering performance before the break. And then on 78 minutes Scotland almost took the lead.

A Tierney cross from the left flew over Stones and was met by Adams beyond the far post whose half-volley went wide of the near post.

In a tense finale Sterling appealed unsuccessfully for a penalty after a challenge from Robertson near the byline. Replays showed there had been contact but the referee wasn’t interested. Scotland survived a goalmouth scramble in the closing stages, which wouldn’t have looked out of place in a Sunday league match, to secure a much-needed first point of the tournament.

At the whistle Scotland’s supporters celebrated as though their team had won the tournament. For England there is much thinking to be done before their final group match against the Czech Republic.