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Ryan Fraser’s second-half strike earns a point for Scotland in Israel

Posted Monday, March 29, 2021 by PA24 hits

Ryan Fraser’s strike spared Scotland another defeat in Israel as they were forced to come from behind to claim another World Cup qualifying draw.Fraser struck 11 minutes into the second half to earn Scotland a 1-1 draw in front of around 5,000 fans at the Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv.The hosts had taken a deserved lead a minute before the break when David Marshall palmed Dor Peretz&rsquo...Full Story »

Superb John McGinn overhead kick earns a point against Austria for Scotland

Posted Friday, March 26, 2021 by PA32 hits

John McGinn’s superb overhead kick rescued a point for Scotland in the 85th minute of their opening World Cup qualifier against Austria.Steve Clarke’s side twice came from behind at Hampden to seal a 2-2 draw following a thrilling second half.Norwich defender Grant Hanley headed Scotland’s first goal in his first international for three years but Sasa Kalajdzic headed his secon...Full Story »

Tottenham plot second Kyle Joseph swoop after highly-rated Scotland youth star rejected £150,000 transfer

Posted Sunday, January 03, 2021 by hits

TOTTENHAM are set to go back in for Wigan hotshot Kyle Joseph after his superb hat-trick against Burton in midweek. Spurs made a £150,000 offer for the Scotland Under-21 striker in the last window. Tottenham are ready to return for Wigan ace Kyle Joseph And Jose Mourinho’s side also put a deal on the table to tempt him. But Joseph said no — and also snubbed Sheffield United....Full Story »

Stephen Robinson criticises poor communication over Scotland Under-21s situation

Posted Sunday, November 22, 2020 by PA30 hits

Stephen Robinson refused to use the absences of Scotland Under-21 internationals Allan Campbell and Barry Maguire as an excuse for Motherwell’s disappointing 1-1 draw with St Johnstone.The Steelmen took the lead with an early Mark O’Hara drive but were pegged back by Stevie May’s penalty for the home side.Neither side could find a winner in a second half devoid of goalmouth cha...Full Story »

Steve Clarke demands further improvement from Scotland after Israel defeat

Posted Thursday, November 19, 2020 by PA36 hits

Scotland manager Steve Clarke admitted their 1-0 defeat in Israel showed how much progress they still need to make despite ending their exile from the big stage.Manor Solomon’s well-taken counter-attack goal in the 44th minute consigned Scotland to a second 1-0 defeat since qualifying for Euro 2020.Scotland were four points clear in Nations League Group B2 on Sunday morning, but defeats in...Full Story »

Scotland miss out on Nations League promotion after Israel defeat

Posted Thursday, November 19, 2020 by PA30 hits

Scotland missed out on Nations League promotion after going down to a 1-0 defeat in Israel.Manor Solomon scored on the counter-attack a minute before half-time to allow the Czech Republic to leapfrog Scotland and take top spot in Group B2 following their 2-0 win over Slovakia.Scotland had enjoyed a dangerous spell before the goal and looked threatening immediately after the break but some attack...Full Story »

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

Posted Monday, November 16, 2020 by PA46 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 PA32 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 PA52 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 PA34 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 PA47 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 PA47 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 PA44 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 PA64 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 PA81 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 PA46 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 »

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