Dogs of war Scotland produced a display of defiance to earn a priceless point against England and keep alive their hopes of reaching the knockout stages of Euro 2020.

Steve Clarke and his gutsy stars were brilliant from first minute to last and had enough chances to win the Group D encounter.

This was no 0-0 snore draw and Scotland now know a win over Croatia on Tuesday night will likely lead to place in the last 16.

Lyndon Dykes had the best chance of the match as his stunning strike was brilliantly headed clear by Chelsea's Reece James just as a nation rose to their feet to celebrate.

The butterflies every Scotland fan had been dealing with all day long disappeared instantly when referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz blew his whistle for kick off.

And it was the visitors who were on it from the get go as Gareth Southgate's side appeared nervous in the early exchanges. Our boys had the first big chance but Che Adams' swipe from 10 yards out was well blocked by John Stones after great work from Stephen O'Donnell.

There was a sigh inside Wembley that was replicated across Scotland as those type of gilt-edged chances are normally scarce against England.

However, the early optimism was curbed somewhat when the Three Lions spurned two golden chances. John Stones would have made it 1-0 if he had timed his jump correctly but David Marshall was saved by the post.

Then Mason Mount tapped wide of the near post after Scott McTominay inexplicably gifted the ball to Raheem Sterling 30 yards from his goal.

The Auld Enemy showdown entered a momentary slumber before O'Donnell's brilliant low effort from Kieran Tierney's great cross was expertly turned away by Jordan Pickford.

Che Adams was on hand to make contact with the rebound but it was just out of reach to get any purchase on it - it would have been perfect for towering strike pal Dykes to nod home the opener.

That was the best chance before the interval and it appeared the men in dark blue were still savouring their brilliant first half display as Luke Shaw ghosted past three to fire a low cross into the box that Tierney brilliantly guided behind for a corner.

As rain crashed down from the London sky it was an English storm on the pitch that Scotland had to weather as Mount's fierce effort forced David Marshall into a smart save at his near post.

The next big chance almost fell Scotland's way but Lyndon Dykes' deflected effort somehow, some way, it didn't land in the right spot for Adams to strike from 12 yards out with Pickford on his knees reacting to the initial strike, Another escape for England.

The sapping exertions from Scotland started to show after an hour as England started to find an extra half yard and it Harry Kane who glided into the box before Grant Hanley charged out to block their skipper's left-footed effort.

But that was before the golden Scotland chance as Dykes worked an angle and smashed an effort that was turned away brilliantly by Chelsea man James.

It was oh so close but there was no feeling sorry for themselves as Scotland continued to pile forward when the opportunity presented itself.

Adams would have another chance at glory in the 79th minute but his effort at the back stick on the half volley was daring but it ultimately landed in the stand rather than the net.

Both teams probed in the final stages before the final whistle blew and Scottish fans burst with pride.

Here's 5 talking points from Wembley.

Gilmour watch

If anyone was still unaware of the Chelsea man's natural ability then there were no questions left unanswered by the 21st minute. McTominay intentionally played a short pass into Gilmour's feet, that in turn tempted Mount in close to try to steal the ball but his great pal and Stamford Bridge team-mate instantly outmuscled him and rolled the ball away to safety. It wasn't quite Archie Gemmill against the Netherlands but it was the perfect example of the type of ability our national team will be blessed with over the next decade and beyond. That example was just one of many moments when his fantastic poise and brilliant ability was on full display. An absolute baller.

Reality check for England

One of the tournament favourites? That's a tough sell after watching 180 minutes of rigid, risk-free football from Southgate's charges. The big talk in the build-up was of the difference makers in the final third but the likes of Phil Foden but the Manchester City maverick appeared stymied and frustrated before he was replaced by Jack Grealish. Who knows, maybe England come alive and romp to tournament glory but it's a hard sell when you see sides like France, Belgium and Italy operate with a fluidity in the final third that they could only currently dream about.

KT special

There are players then are PLAYERS and the Arsenal man is good enough to play for any club or international side on the planet. Arsenal better send a company employee across North London tonight to get their all-conquering left-back officially tied down now. He's on the verge of a new five-year deal with the Gunners but he will never see it out if he continues these box office displays on the grandest of stages. Have you heard the one about the all-conquering central defender who just also happens to be the best full backs in the world? No, us neither.

SOD's Law

Motherwell man O'Donnell gave an emotional interview on the day he was selected for the Euro 2020 squad. A proper gent who understood the magnitude of his inclusion. Perhaps his lack of big game experience cost him against Czech Republic but he is a quick learner judging by his display at Wembley. Forget the defensive side of things - our man was charging up the wing like a madman from first minute to last. It takes guts to play so well after a game to forget. International football is packed with players who produce their best stuff at the biggest moments and that

Let's keep doing this

And by 'this' we mean reaching major tournaments. The face first slides in rain-soaked streets, Tartan Army diehards taking over cities across Europe and beyond. It feels brilliant to be Scottish and everyone gets a buzz from the national team doing well. Watching the brilliant women's side in 2019 was a timely reminder of what a national football team can evoke and Clarke's side have captured a special place in the heart of the nation since that magical night in Serbia.