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Scotland manager Steve Clarke does not see loss to Slovakia as step backwards

Posted Monday, November 16, 2020 by PA45 hits

Scotland manager Steve Clarke declared their loss in Slovakia a “defeat but not a step backwards” after his side failed to capitalise on a series of chances in Trnava.A deflected long-range strike from Jan Gregus in the 31st minute consigned Scotland to a 1-0 defeat – their first in 10 matches.However, there was “more than enough” to encourage Clarke from the perfor...Full Story »

Scotland’s nine-match unbeaten run comes to end with defeat in Slovakia

Posted Monday, November 16, 2020 by PA31 hits

Scotland’s nine-match unbeaten run came to an end with a 1-0 defeat against fellow Euro 2020 qualifiers Slovakia.A deflected long-range first-half effort from Jan Gregus prevented a much-changed Scotland side from equalling their longest run without defeat since 1927.A Scotland win would have secured top spot in Nations League Group B2 – and potentially one of two World Cup play-off ...Full Story »

Steve Clarke hopes Scotland squad have made the nation smile again

Posted Friday, November 13, 2020 by PA39 hits

Scotland boss Steve Clarke hopes his players have realised their goal of making a nation smile again after ending a long tortuous wait to qualify for a major tournament.David Marshall’s penalty save from Aleksandar Mitrovic sealed Scotland’s passage to the Euro 2020 finals and their first appearance on the big stage since 1998.Marshall produced a great stop in the 10th penalty of a s...Full Story »

Goalkeeper David Marshall leads Scotland to Euro 2020 after shoot-out win

Posted Friday, November 13, 2020 by PA51 hits

David Marshall was the hero as Scotland reached the Euro 2020 finals with a penalty shoot-out win over Serbia in Belgrade.Scotland, of course, did it the hard way as they reached their first major tournament since 1998 after a 1-1 draw.Ryan Christie’s strike appeared to have sent Steve Clarke’s dominant side into Euro 2020 but Serbia scored with their first effort on target in the 90...Full Story »

Dundee ready to let Scotland duo loose

Posted Saturday, October 17, 2020 by PA33 hits

Dundee United could finally unleash their new international strike force of Marc McNulty and Lawrence Shankland when the Tangerines welcome Aberdeen to Tannadice on Saturday.McNulty has been left working on his fitness levels since arriving on loan from Reading while Shankland has reported back from Scotland duty in top condition and both are in contention to face the Dons.Fellow new recruit Jea...Full Story »

Ryan Fraser nets winner as Scotland extend unbeaten streak

Posted Thursday, October 15, 2020 by PA45 hits

Rejuvenated Scotland fought and scraped their way to an eighth game unbeaten with a 1-0 Nations League win over the Czech Republic at Hampden Park.Attacker Ryan Fraser drove the home side into the lead in the sixth minute and could have added a second but the slick-moving visitors dominated for large spells and missed a series of chances either side of the break.Steve Clarke’s team we...Full Story »

I knew Andy Considine could cope with Scotland debut – Steve Clarke

Posted Monday, October 12, 2020 by PA44 hits

Scotland manager Steve Clarke hailed the adaptability of Andy Considine after the late call-up played his part in a solid defensive display in a 1-0 Hampden win over Slovakia.Considine was called up on Friday after Liam Cooper picked up an injury that has seen him sent home to Leeds.The 33-year-old then became Scotland’s oldest debutant since Celtic goalkeeper Ronnie Simpson played in the ...Full Story »

Lyndon Dykes strike keeps Scotland top of group after victory over Slovakia

Posted Monday, October 12, 2020 by PA43 hits

Lyndon Dykes scored his second goal in four internationals as Scotland maintained top spot in Nations League Group B2 with a 1-0 Hampden win over Slovakia.Dykes converted Stephen O’Donnell’s cross in the 54th minute to stay one point ahead of the Czech Republic, who visit Hampden on Wednesday after beating Israel in Haifa.The victory extended Scotland’s unbeaten run to seven ma...Full Story »

Scotland have an eye on history following Euro 2020 play-off win over Israel

Posted Friday, October 09, 2020 by PA52 hits

Steve Clarke’s bid to make history with Scotland is still on after his side beat Israel in a dramatic Euro 2020 play-off semi-final penalty shoot-out at Hampden Park.After 120 goalless minutes, John McGinn scored the first from the spot before Scotland keeper David Marshall saved a shot from Eran Zahavi.Callum McGregor, Scott McTominay and Lawrence Shankland all scored, as did Nir Bit...Full Story »

Scotland triumph on penalties to progress in Euro 2020 play-offs

Posted Friday, October 09, 2020 by PA37 hits

Kenny McLean scored the decisive spot-kick as Scotland beat Israel in a dramatic penalty shoot-out to win their Euro 2020 play-off semi-final at Hampden Park.A nerve-jangling second half followed a sedate first 45 minutes and then came extra-time – the first time for Scotland since 1961 when they lost to Czechoslovakia in a World Cup play-off.Tension grew by the minute as the two sides con...Full Story »

Scotland boss Steve Clarke relieved to secure victory in the Czech Republic

Posted Tuesday, September 08, 2020 by PA60 hits

Steve Clarke admitted Scotland were on a hiding to nothing as they squeezed past the Czech Republic’s second string in Olomouc.Scotland were made heavy favourites to pick up the win at the Andruv Stadion after the hosts were forced to scramble a squad of players together with just 48 hours notice after a coronavirus crisis ruled out their original group.The Czechs started with nine debutan...Full Story »

Lyndon Dykes gets off the mark as Scotland scrape past makeshift Czech Republic

Posted Tuesday, September 08, 2020 by PA62 hits

Unconvincing Scotland survived a nervy night to beat a makeshift Czech Republic side 2-1 in their Nations League encounter in Olomouc.The hosts had quickly cobbled together a squad after the original group and staff had been stood down amid coronavirus concerns over the weekend.The Czech Republic started with nine debutants and one of them, Jakub Pesek, stunned Scotland with an 11th-minute opene...Full Story »

Scotland pegged back by Israel in Nations League opener

Posted Saturday, September 05, 2020 by PA42 hits

Scotland let slip a lead to draw 1-1 with Israel in their Nations League group opener at Hampden Park.The home side broke the deadlock a minute from the break with a Ryan Christie penalty, moments after a crucial save from keeper David Marshall.The second half was as hard-fought as the first with Eran Zahavi firing in the deserved equaliser in the 73rd minute and Scotland had nothing much in res...Full Story »

Hibernian back on top in Scotland despite goalless draw with Motherwell

Posted Sunday, August 16, 2020 by PA31 hits

Hibernian went back to the top of the Scottish Premiership despite losing their 100 per cent record in a 0-0 draw against a Motherwell side who rediscovered their form at Easter Road.The visitors went closest to breaking the stalemate when Jordan White had a goal disallowed in the first half.Hibs had come into the game with three wins from three while Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson had lambast...Full Story »

Aberdeen boss McInnes believes Scotland defender McKenna has torn his hamstring

Posted Sunday, March 01, 2020 by PA45 hits

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes fears Scotland defender Scott McKenna has torn his hamstring during his side’s 2-0 William Hill Scottish Cup quarter-final win over St Mirren.McKenna went off injured hours after fellow Scotland centre-back John Souttar was ruled out for the season after suffering an Achilles injury during Hearts’ victory over Rangers.The injury now makes McKenna a doub...Full Story »

Clarke insists future is bright for Scotland after win over Kazakhstan

Posted Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by PA60 hits

Steve Clarke insists the future is bright for Scotland as they look to claim a Nations League golden ticket to next summer’s European Championships.Clarke’s side brought their doomed Euro 2020 qualifying campaign to an end as they beat Kazakhstan 3-1 at Hampden.But they will have a second chance at booking a place in their first major finals since 1998 next March thanks to the Nation...Full Story »

Scotland sign off with victory over Kazakhstan

Posted Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by PA38 hits

Scotland required a second-half fightback to conclude their doomed 2020 European Championship qualifying campaign with 3-1 win over Kazakhstan at Hampden Park.The Scots lost 3-0 to their opponents in their Group I opener in Nur-Sultan March, a result so devastating that it soon led to the departure of boss Alex McLeish, whose successor Steve Clarke watched attacker Baktiyor Zainutdinov stun the ...Full Story »

Steve Clarke rules out Scotland revenge mission against Kazakhstan

Posted Tuesday, November 19, 2019 by PA95 hits

Steve Clarke ruled out a revenge mission in Scotland’s final 2020 European Championship qualifier against Kazakhstan at Hampden Park on Tuesday night.The Scots began their doomed campaign with a shock 3-0 defeat in Nur-Sultan in March, with Alex McLeish being replaced as boss after the expected win in San Marino days later.The 2-1 win over Cyprus in Nicosia on Saturday moved Scotland above...Full Story »

Clarke pleased to see Scotland building momentum ahead of play-offs

Posted Sunday, November 17, 2019 by PA37 hits

Winning was everything for Scotland manager Steve Clarke as his side beat Cyprus 2-1 in Nicosia.John McGinn swept home a 53rd-minute winner and Scotland survived a few late scares to move third in their Euro 2020 qualifying group.The visitors had an early reprieve when George Efrem’s shot bounced off the underside of the bar and appeared to cross the line.The goal was not given and Ryan Ch...Full Story »

Five in five for John McGinn as Scotland win in Cyprus

Posted Sunday, November 17, 2019 by PA50 hits

John McGinn continued his international goalscoring streak as Scotland won 2-1 in Cyprus.The Aston Villa midfielder netted the winner in the 53rd minute with a first-time finish to make it five goals from his last five games for his country.Scotland were ahead for the vast majority of the Euro 2020 qualifier in Nicosia after Ryan Christie’s superb opener.FULL TIME | Cyprus 1 – 2 Scot...Full Story »

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