Lithuania 0-3 Scotland

World Cup 2018 Qualifiers
Group Stages

Fri 1st September 2017
20:45 (19:45 UK)

LFF Stadium, Vilnius (A)
Att: 5,000

Group F
(1 Sep 2017)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
England
7
5
2
0
14
2
17
Slovakia
7
5
0
2
13
4
15
SCOTLAND
7
3
2
2
12
10
11
Slovenia
7
3
2
2
6
4
11
Lithuania
7
1
2
4
6
14
5
Malta
7
0
0
7
2
19
0
1 September 2017
Lithuania 0-3 Scotland
Malta 0-4 England
Slovakia 1-0 Slovenia
Scotland

Armstrong(25)

Robertson(30)

McArthur(72)


C Gordon
K Tierney
C Berra
C Mulgrew
A Robertson
S Brown(C)
J McArthur
J Forrest (M Ritchie 66)
S Armstrong (J McGinn 85)
M Phillips
L Griffiths (C Martin 79)

 

Manager:
Gordon Strachan

 

FIFA Ranking: 58

Lithuania

E Setkus
E Vaitkunas
T Kijanskas
G Freidgeimas
V Borovskij
V Gabovs
A Zulpa (L Spalvis 68)
F Cernych
V Slivka (O Verbickas 79)
A Novikovas
D Sernas (D Matulevicius 82)

 

FIFA Ranking: 99

Key: Goals Missed Penalty Red Card

 
Lithuania
Scotland
Shots At Goal
8
23
Shots On Target
3
7
Possession
44.2
55.8
Fouls
15
16
Corners
2
4
Offsides
2
2
Saves
4
3
Yellow Cards
1
1
Red Cards
0
0
Source: Sky Sports
1 Craig Gordon (Celtic) (48 Caps) Age: 34
2 Kieran Tierney (Celtic) (5 Caps) Age: 20
3 Andrew Robertson (Liverpool) (16 Caps) Age: 23
4 Christophe Berra (Hearts) (37 Caps) Age: 32
5 Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn Rovers) (28 Caps) Age: 31
6 James McArthur (Crystal Palace) (29 Caps) Age: 29
7 Stuart Armstrong (Celtic) (3 Caps) Age: 25
8 Scott Brown (Celtic) Captain (54 Caps) Age: 32
9 Leigh Griffiths (Celtic) (14 Caps) Age: 27
10 Matt Phillips (West Bromwich Albion) (5 Caps) Age: 26
11 James Forrest (Celtic) (18 Caps) Age: 26
 
14 Matt Ritchie (Newcastle Utd) (15 Caps) Age: 27
(Replaced James Forrest 66 min)
19 Chris Martin (Derby County) (14 Caps) Age: 28
(Replaced Leigh Griffiths 79 min)
22 John McGinn (Hibernian) (4 Caps) Age: 22
(Replaced Stuart Armstrong 85 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(4-2-3-1)
Craig Gordon
Kieran Tierney
Christophe Berra
Charlie Mulgrew
Andrew Robertson
Scott Brown
James McArthur
James Forrest
Stuart Armstrong
Matt Phillips
Leigh Griffiths
Interesting Fact
Andrew Robertson was the first Liverpool player to score for Scotland in a competitive match since Kenny Dalglish in 1984 against Spain.

World Cup 2018 Qualifiers
Group Stages

Fri 1st September 2017
20:45 (19:45 UK)

LFF Stadium, Vilnius (A)
Att: 5,000

Group F
(1 Sep 2017)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
England
7
5
2
0
14
2
17
Slovakia
7
5
0
2
13
4
15
SCOTLAND
7
3
2
2
12
10
11
Slovenia
7
3
2
2
6
4
11
Lithuania
7
1
2
4
6
14
5
Malta
7
0
0
7
2
19
0
1 September 2017
Lithuania 0-3 Scotland
Malta 0-4 England
Slovakia 1-0 Slovenia

World Cup 2018 Qualifiers
Group Stages

Fri 1st September 2017
20:45 (19:45 UK)

LFF Stadium, Vilnius (A)
Att: 5,000

Group F
(1 Sep 2017)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
England
7
5
2
0
14
2
17
Slovakia
7
5
0
2
13
4
15
SCOTLAND
7
3
2
2
12
10
11
Slovenia
7
3
2
2
6
4
11
Lithuania
7
1
2
4
6
14
5
Malta
7
0
0
7
2
19
0
1 September 2017
Lithuania 0-3 Scotland
Malta 0-4 England
Slovakia 1-0 Slovenia

Scotland were full of confidence after an impressive persormance against England and they knew that the game away to Lithuania was a must win game.  The starting lineup had 6 Celtic players in it.  Scotland piled the pressure on Lithuania right from the start, and Griffiths almost gave Scotland the lead after 6 minutes, with a shot that went just wide.  Some slack defending almost let Lithuania in a few minutes later, but a poor finish saved Scotland. A minute later Matt Phillips went on a great run on the edge of the box, but his shot went over the bar.  With 20 minutes on the clock, Craig Gordon had to make a great save from a free-kick by Novikovas.  Five minutes later, Scotland took the lead.  A corner by Griffiths was headed in by Stuart Armstrong at the back post to make it 1-0.  Just before the half hour mark, Scotland doubled their lead.  Forrest laid the ball off to Robertson on the edge of the box, who took a touch before he curled it in the top corner.  At the start of the second half, Scotland almost got a third when a cross by Robertson was met by Griffiths at the back post.  His volley only made the side netting though.  Just before the hour mark, Lithuania should have scored, but they put the ball wide when Gordon was beat.  With just under 20 minutes remaining, Scotland got a third.  A quick throw-in by Richie was met by Griffiths, who layed the ball off for McArthur.  His close range shot was deflected off the keeper into the back of the net, to give Scotland a deserved 3-0 victory.