By Richard Morgan
Football journalist - @Richiereds1976
Scotland U21s 0-2 England U21s: Reiss Nelson and Kieran Dowell strikes give Young Lions win
Visitors finish qualifying campaign unbeaten
Last Updated: 16/10/18 8:36pm
Brilliant goals from Reiss Nelson and Kieran Dowell saw England beat Scotland 2-0 in a U21 European Championship qualifier on Tuesday night.
The visitors were made to wait until the hour mark before making the breakthrough, but it was worth the wait as young Arsenal winger Nelson curled home a sensational 30-yard free kick.
England sealed their victory when Everton midfielder Dowell beat Ross Doohan with a wonderful strike in injury time at Tynecastle Park.
Scotland: Doohan (8), Porteous (6), Bates (6), Taylor (6), Smith (6), Cadden (6), Ross McCrorie (6), Campbell (6), Shaw (6), Morgan (6), Gilmour (6)
Subs: Middleton (6), Ferguson (6)
England: Henderson (6), Wan Bissaka (7), Tomori (6), Clarke-Salter (6), Dasilva (9), Onomah (7), Dowell (7), Nelson (8), Solanke (6), Barnes (8), Abraham (8)
Subs: Calvert-Lewin (6), Foden (7), Sessegnon (7)
Man of the match: Jay Dasilva
Aidy Boothroyd's side were already confirmed as winners of Group Four and will now take their place in next summer's tournament in Italy and San Marino having gone unbeaten, while Scotland finished qualifying fourth in the standings.
England may have made a whopping 10 changes from the side that beat Andorra 7-0 on Thursday, with only goalkeeper Dean Henderson retaining his place, but that did not show in a first half dominated by the visitors.
However, a combination of poor finishing - Harvey Barnes, in particular, wasted one glorious opening just past the half-hour mark - and impressive 'keeping from Doohan meant the two teams went in on level terms at the break.
In fact, it was Scot Gemmill's side who created the best chance before the break, only for Ross McCrorie to miss the target with just Henderson to beat after being found unmarked in the box by David Bates' headed flick-on.
Scotland made three changes, but Everton striker Fraser Hornby and Celtic wide man Michael Johnston both missed out with injury.
Meanwhile, England made a whopping 10 changes from their 7-0 win over Andorra on Thursday, with only 'keeper Dean Henderson retaining his place.
However, England did finally open the scoring when Nelson - currently on loan at Hoffenheim - beat Doohan with a long-range free kick that sailed into the top left-hand corner of the goal.
And the visitors confirmed the win in the second minute of stoppage time with another eye-catching goal, this time as Dowell, 21, found the back of the net with a sweet strike from the edge of the area.
Man of the Match - Jay Dasilva
The young left back was a constant thorn in Scotland's side in Edinburgh on Tuesday with his attacking raids from the back.
In fact, the 20-year-old - who is currently out on loan at Bristol City - probably spent more time in his opponents' half than his own, with the Scots barely able to lay a glove on him.
England travel to Italy and San Marino for next summer's European U21 Championship, with the tournament taking place between June 16 and 30.