Burley managed to hold onto his job in the wake of his failure to secure a FIFA World Cup™ play-off spot but will no doubt find his position under scrutiny once again with the Tartan Army spending the second half of this match directing verbal abuse at him and the Scottish Football Association.
The damage was done in the first half when Arsenal teenager - and man of the match - Aaron Ramsey played a part in goals for David Edwards and Simon Church, as well as grabbing a superb goal of his own.
The opening strike came after just 17 minutes, when Ramsey whipped a lovely ball across the face of goal where Edwards was waiting to fire in, leaving Scotland keeper David Marshall with no chance. The home nation doubled their lead with 32 minutes gone, Ramsey's pass finding Joe Ledley on the left who delivered into the goalmouth for Church to stab home.
The Scots were then left reeling when Wales claimed their third of the day just three minutes later with a superb solo effort from Ramsey. The Arsenal youngster went on a great run which took him past both Stephen McManus and Darren Fletcher before lashing into the back of the net.
Wales had the opportunity to find the back of the net again in the second period - and match their 4-0 win over the Scots back in 2004 - but Williams blasted well off-target, with Marshall untroubled on this occasion.
Opposite number Wayne Hennessey had had a fairly quiet afternoon after an initial promising spell from Scotland, but was called into action to tip just over from Ross McCormack as the match headed into the final stages.
Substitute Derek Riordan then drew a decent save from the Wales goalkeeper but it was too little too late for the Tartan Army.