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Dykes claims he set the tone for Scotland by smashing England defender Shaw

Scotland forward Lyndon Dykes has mocked England for not being up for a game of rough football at Euro 2020.

The Australian-born striker was in the starting line up as the Scots battled for a 0-0 group stage draw with England on Friday.

Dykes showed the Scots' intentions after a heavy challenge on left back Luke Shaw early in the game.

He said, per The Sun: "It set the tone when I smashed into Shaw and I think that a few of the boys from the England team didn't really want it.

"It was right from the kick-off and it was up to me to win the first challenge and I've taken him out as well, so it was a good start for us.

"It wasn't deliberate but I caught him with my knee on his leg and I knew he didn't like it.

"Shaw didn't say anything but the referee tried to make me say sorry after I'd got him.

"The ref had actually pulled me in the warm-up before the game had even started and tried to warn me about my headers and stuff.

"But if the ball is there to be won I'm going to challenge for it and that's what I did."


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