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Lyndon Dykes rescues Scotland with late winner to put play-off spot in sight

Posted Wednesday, October 13, 2021 by PA17 hits

Lyndon Dykes rescued Scotland with a dramatic late winner against the Faroe Islands to put Steve Clarke’s side within 90 minutes of a World Cup qualifying play-off spot.The Scots travelled to Torshavn on a high after a terrific 3-2 win over Israel at Hampden Park on Saturday, but the visitors found it all a bit of a struggle.However, but with four minutes of normal time remaining a cross f...Full Story »

Steve Clarke admits VAR decision was key as Scotland beat Israel in thriller

Posted Sunday, October 10, 2021 by PA21 hits

Steve Clarke admits he prayed that referee Szymon Marciniak would use VAR to give Lyndon Dykes the goal that helped Scotland to a dramatic 3-2 World Cup qualifying win over Israel.Eran Zahavi put the visitors ahead at a sold-out Hampden Park with a curling free-kick in the fifth minute before midfielder John McGinn levelled in the 29th minute with a drive.Munas Dabbur restored Israel’s lea...Full Story »

Scott McTominay sends Scotland into raptures with late winner against Israel

Posted Sunday, October 10, 2021 by PA23 hits

Scott McTominay’s stoppage-time winner secured Scotland the most dramatic 3-2 World Cup qualifying victory over Israel at a soggy Hampden Park.On a day when relaxed Covid restrictions meant a capacity crowd of around 50,000, Israeli striker Eran Zahavi dampened down expectations after less than five minutes when he curled in a free-kick.Midfielder John McGinn levelled in the 29th minute wi...Full Story »

Scot Gemmill takes positives from Scotland Under-21 performance in Denmark loss

Posted Friday, October 08, 2021 by PA25 hits

Scot Gemmill felt Scotland Under-21s showed real spirit to compete with their Denmark counterparts despite suffering a 1-0 defeat in their European Championship qualifier at Tynecastle.The visitors claimed a deserved victory courtesy of an early strike from Gustav Isaksen to move five points ahead of the Scots after two rounds of Group I fixtures.But coach Gemmill was pleased with the way his yo...Full Story »

Scotland U21s edged out by Denmark in Euro qualifier

Posted Friday, October 08, 2021 by PA20 hits

Scotland Under-21s suffered a blow in their quest to reach the 2023 European Championships as they lost 1-0 to Denmark at Tynecastle.Gustav Isaksen of Midtjylland scored the game’s only goal early on but the impressive visitors could have won more convincingly if they had been more clinical in front of goal.The defeat leaves Scot Gemmill’s team on one point after two games of their b...Full Story »

Steve Clarke feels Scotland ‘deserve more respect’ after key qualification win

Posted Wednesday, September 08, 2021 by PA21 hits

Steve Clarke called for more respect from critics after Scotland pulled off a terrific 1-0 victory over Austria to boost their 2022 World Cup qualifying hopes.After a 2-0 defeat at runaway Group F leaders Denmark and a narrow 1-0 win over Moldova at Hampden Park, it was taken as read that the Scots needed at least one point in Vienna to stay in the hunt with their opponents and Israel for a play...Full Story »

Lyndon Dykes keeps cool from the spot to give Scotland crucial win in Austria

Posted Wednesday, September 08, 2021 by PA18 hits

Scotland’s 2022 World Cup hopes are firmly back on track following a hard-fought 1-0 win over Austria in Vienna.Striker Lyndon Dykes scored a VAR-awarded penalty in the 29th minute – his second goal in two games after his winner against Moldova at the weekend – and Steve Clarke’s side had to withstand a night of pressure in the qualifier to move into second spot in G...Full Story »

Steve Clarke plays down missed chances as Scotland sneak a win over Moldova

Posted Sunday, September 05, 2021 by PA16 hits

Steve Clarke played down Scotland’s profligacy as he described their 1-0 World Cup qualifying win over Moldova at Hampden Park as a “good night” for his side.A close-range finish after 13  minutes by striker Lyndon Dykes against the Group F minnows proved to be enough for three points but the Scots missed several chances to make the night more comfortable.The Scots, with o...Full Story »

Wasteful Scotland secure narrow qualifying victory against minnows Moldova

Posted Sunday, September 05, 2021 by PA8 hits

Lyndon Dykes’ early counter gave Scotland a 1-0 win over Moldova in their World Cup qualifier at Hampden but the victory should have been more emphatic.In front of 40,869 fans a close-range finish by the QPR striker against the Group F minnows proved to be enough for three points but the Scots missed several chances to make the night more comfortable.The win, however,  sets Scotland u...Full Story »

Scotland boss Steve Clarke blames team shape for defeat to Denmark

Posted Thursday, September 02, 2021 by PA25 hits

Steve Clarke insists team shape rather than personnel was behind Scotland’s dismal first-half performance in the 2-0 World Cup qualifying defeat by Denmark in Copenhagen.With right-sided defenders Stephen O’Donnell and Nathan Patterson unable to make the trip for Covid-19 reasons, Clarke sprung a surprise by moving his captain Andy Robertson to right wing-back with Kieran Tierne...Full Story »

Scotland’s World Cup hopes dented as Denmark ease to win in Copenhagen

Posted Thursday, September 02, 2021 by PA16 hits

Denmark struck early to finish off Scotland in their 2-0 World Cup qualifying win in Copenhagen.Steve Clarke’s side were two down in 15 minutes through goals from Daniel Wass and Joakim Maehle and were then run ragged for the rest of the first half.A reshuffled Scotland side with Lyndon Dykes on for the second half showed marked improvement but nowhere near enough to dent the scoreline.Whi...Full Story »

Steve Clarke: Scotland boss signs extension which runs until the end of Euro 2024

Posted Wednesday, August 25, 2021 by Skysports.com31 hits

Scotland head coach Steve Clarke has agreed a contract extension which runs until the end of Euro 2024. The 57-year-old's initial contract was due to expire at the end of the current World Cup cycle. He guided Scotland to the Euro 2020 finals - their first appearance at a major tournament since 1998 - and they drew 0-0 with England at Wembley, but failed to progress due to group stages losse...Full Story »

SNAPPED: Pogba trains with Man Utd in Scotland as PSG continue pursuit

Posted Wednesday, August 04, 2021 by Tribalfootball.com58 hits

Paul Pogba has been pictured training with Manchester United in Scotland. The Red Devils moved up north to continue their preseason preparations ahead of their Premier League opener with Leeds United on August 14. Pogba was granted extended leave after competing with France at Euro 2020. Speculation is rife surrounding Pogba's future at Old Trafford. 
The 28-year-old is entering the final ...Full Story »

Steve Clarke 'committed' to Scotland job despite group stage exit

Posted Friday, June 25, 2021 by 101 GREAT GOALS40 hits

Scotland's disappointing exit The opening day defeat to the Czech Republic was a big hit to the confidence of the Scotland squad who saw the game as an opportunity to get a good start as they looked to progress beyond the group stage of an international tournament. However two strikes, including a wonder goal from Patrik Schick, saw those hopes quickly begin to fade. GLASGOW, SCOTLAND ̵...Full Story »

Croatia 3 - 1 Scotland: Scotland’s Euro 2020 adventure ends with defeat to Croatia

Posted Wednesday, June 23, 2021 by PA29 hits

Scotland’s hopes of winning through to the knockout stages of a major tournament for the first time ended with a sobering 3-1 Euro 2020 defeat by Croatia at Hampden Park.The Scots, playing in their first major tournament since the 1998 France World Cup, needed a victory in their final Group D fixture to reach the last 16 but despite a big effort fell short again.Attacker Nikola Vlasic drov...Full Story »

Liam Cooper: Scotland belong on the biggest stage at Euros 2020

Posted Tuesday, June 22, 2021 by PA42 hits

Defender Liam Cooper believes Scotland have shown they “belong” on the biggest stage as they try to secure Euro 2020 progress. Friday’s goalless draw against England at Wembley kept the side well and truly in the hunt for a first spell in the knockout stages of a major tournament. And results elsewhere on Monday ensured Scotland will definitely qualify if they beat Croatia ...Full Story »

Scotland determined to make history against Croatia and reach Euro 2020 last 16

Posted Sunday, June 20, 2021 by fourfourtwo.com47 hits

Scotland have vowed they are not ready to let their Euro 2020 campaign finish on Tuesday after giving themselves a platform to make history. A goalless draw against England saw them bounce back from opening defeat by the Czech Republic and set up a likely winner-takes-all scenario against Croatia at Hampden. Scotland were well worthy of their point and arguably created the better of the chan...Full Story »

Gareth Southgate calls for patience after England’s stalemate against Scotland

Posted Saturday, June 19, 2021 by PA57 hits

Gareth Southgate called on supporters to stick with the players after some England fans booed the team following the lacklustre goalless European Championship draw against old rivals Scotland.Having impressively beaten World Cup semi-final foes Croatia on Sunday, the Three Lions knew they would progress to the knockout phase with a game to spare by winning Friday’s auld enemy showdown.But ...Full Story »

Kieran Tierney shows off custom shin pads featuring a dog picture after heroic Scotland display vs England

Posted Saturday, June 19, 2021 by hits

KIERAN TIERNEY had a special message hidden on his shin pads during his paw-fect performance at Wembley on Friday night. The Arsenal defender put in a terrier's performance in Scotland's 0-0 draw with England in the Euros. Kieran Tierney showed off his custom shin pads And Tierney, 24, showed a picture of a dog on his shin pads after the draw. It's unclear who the mystery pet is or belongs t...Full Story »

Gareth Southgate understands the reaction of fans after draw with Scotland

Posted Saturday, June 19, 2021 by PA38 hits

Gareth Southgate accepts any criticism for England’s frustrating Euro 2020 draw against oldest rivals Scotland but urged fans to stick with players after boos greeted the final whistle.Having impressively beaten World Cup semi-final foes Croatia on Sunday, the Three Lions knew they would progress to the knockout phase with a game to spare by winning Friday’s auld enemy showdown.But l...Full Story »

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