England vs Scotland player ratings: Adam Lallana and Daniel Sturridge impress at Wembley

Who stood out as Gareth Southgate took a step closer to becoming England's full-time manager

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England emerged triumphant against their oldest foes to seriously dent Scotland's World Cup hopes, increasing the pressure on Gordon Strachan and the likelihood of interim manager Gareth Southgate staying in charge.

The complexion of Group F - and both managers' future - was riding on the neighbours' 113th meeting, which started with them standing shoulder-to-shoulder and defying FIFA by wearing black armbands bearing a poppy on Armistice Day.

The fallout to that and this result is likely to dominate the coming days, with England securing a 3-0 win as Southgate's men made their chances count against profligate Scotland - their biggest win in this fixture since 1975.

Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana and Gary Cahill's goals ratchet up the pressure on Strachan, with the defeat - and last month's poor displays - leaving his side six points off their neighbours after just four qualifiers.

Interim England manager Southgate's chances of permanently succeeding Sam Allardyce will only improve with this win, but his men were somewhat fortuitous not to have seen Sturridge's first-half header cancelled out by much-changed Scotland.

Who did we rate as the best player on the park at Wembley? Take a look at our scores in the gallery above.

Do you agree with our ratings? Who was your man of the match? Let us know in the comments.

Additional reporting by PA.

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