|2018 Six Nations|
|Scotland (22) 25|
|Tries: Jones 2, Maitland Cons: Laidlaw 2 Pens: Laidlaw, Russell|
|England (6) 13|
|Try: Farrell Con: Farrell Pens: Farrell 2|
Scotland Victorious Over England
Written by RockSport on February 24, 2018
Scotland scored three tries to earn a thrilling first victory over England since 2008 to open up the Six Nations title race at an exultant Murrayfield.
Centre Huw Jones scored two tries – Scotland’s first against England at home in 14 years – and Sean Maitland grabbed another as the hosts led 22-6.
Owen Farrell landed two penalties and his converted try on the resumption brought England to within nine points.
But Finn Russell’s penalty after a Sam Underhill shoulder charge sealed it.
Underhill’s no-arms challenge saw him yellow-carded, giving Scotland a man advantage from the 66th to the 76th minute.
It was only a second defeat for England in 26 Tests under head coach Eddie Jones, and ended their hopes of a second Grand Slam in three years.
But they remain in contention for a historic third successive Six Nations title, although now trail leaders Ireland – who they face in the final round – by five points.
After a break next weekend, England will next face France in Paris on Saturday, 10 March (16:45 GMT KO), while Scotland – after a sixth successive home Six Nations win – will head to Dublin to tackle Ireland earlier the same day (14:15 KO).