England vs Scotland: Adam Lallana hails Gareth Southgate's influence after World Cup qualifying win

The Liverpool attacking midfielder scored his second international goal in the win over Scotland

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England match-winner Adam Lallana tonight declared Gareth Southgate had brought stability to the national side, after a 3-0 win over Scotland put the 46-year-old in a strong position to become permanent manager.

Southgate’s gamble of Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge paid off, with the striker opening the scoring and the players proved far more clinical than  side started

“We started sloppily and said a few things to one another at half time. We got the goals in the second half at the right time and 3-0 looks more comfortable than the game suggests. I don't get many headers but it was more about the cross, there was pace on it and I just had to guide it.”

On Southgate, Lallana said: “He has given good stability. He has not had much time with us. It's not in our hands, we just do as well as we can and tonight was a good three points.”

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