Watch highlights: Scotland beat England in thriller

Watch highlights: Scotland beat England in thriller

Watch highlights: Scotland beat England in thriller

England's Grand Slam hopes are over after they slipped to a 25-13 defeat to Scotland at Murrayfield.

Scotland's first win over their oldest rivals in a decade dealt a stunning blow to Six Nations champions England's hopes of a successful title defence and ended their bid for a second Grand Slam in three years.

It was a hugely impressive display by a Scotland side who past year suffered a 61-21 thrashing by England at Twickenham.

The cliche of a Calcutta Cup clash at Murrayfield is that this is always the one match where, roared on by a home crowd, the Scots can throw a spanner in the works of an English juggernaut thanks to a combination of passion and native wit.

But Scotland captain John Barclay saw his forecast that Russell, well below his best in the side's opening 34-7 loss to Wales, would have a big match vindicated in style.

"I couldn't have played like I did today without the boys round me giving me the support and knowing their game plan as well as I did".

They also gave themselves a massive world rankings boost.

"We were fuelled by past year and the disappointment of the Wales game", Scotland captain John Barclay said.

The Scots got off to the ideal start as Laidlaw slotted over to settle some early nerves, the game got even better a little over 10 minutes later as Gregor Townsend's men scored their first try through Jones, after Farrell had drew the teams level through a penalty.

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Given that they are still close, that's no surprise. "Seven teams can win the Premier League each season which makes it hard for everyone".

The fiery nature of this fixture was reflected by BBC reports of a pre-match scuffle in the tunnel between England's Owen Farrell, who went on to score all his side's points, and Scotland No 8 Ryan Wilson.

I have already heard a few people say how badly England played, and how Eddie Jones is going to be reading them the riot act.

Following the substitution of Laidlaw, Russell added a penalty 13 minutes from time to seal victory for Scotland.

England replied quickly after half-time when Farrell was able to run through a large hole and they thought they had scored on two further occasions only to be pulled back by Owens.

Townsend's team have bounced back from that Cardiff calamity by beating France but even then Scotland had to respond after twice handing Les Bleus the advantage.

His other try might end up being the best of the tournament, breaking through a tackle just inside England's half and running 50 meters before bursting through two defenders to score.

England came out for the second half 22-6 down - its largest halftime deficit in 136 meetings against Scotland - and scored its only try nearly immediately through center Owen Farrell.

"We just weren't there in the first half and I take responsibility for it".

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