Scotland 2-0 Malta

World Cup 2018 Qualifiers
Group Stages

Mon 4th September 2017
19:45

Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)
Att: 26,371

Group F
(4 Sep 2017)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
England
8
6
2
0
16
3
20
Slovakia
8
5
0
3
14
6
15
Slovenia
8
4
2
2
10
4
14
SCOTLAND
8
4
2
2
14
10
14
Lithuania
8
1
2
5
6
18
5
Malta
8
0
0
8
2
21
0
4 September 2017
England 2-1 Slovakia
Scotland 2-0 Malta
Slovenia 4-0 Lithuania
Scotland

Berra(9)

Griffiths(49)


C Gordon
K Tierney
C Berra
C Mulgrew (G Hanley 56)
A Robertson
S Brown(C)
J McArthur (J Morrison 46)
J Forrest
S Armstrong
M Phillips
L Griffiths (C Martin 70)

 

Manager:
Gordon Strachan

 

FIFA Ranking: 58

Malta

A Hogg
S Borg (A Muscat 86)
S Magri
A Agius
Z Muscat
J Zerafa
S Pisani
R Fenech
B Kristensen (P Fenech 85)
A Schembri (L Gambin 71)
A Effiong

 

FIFA Ranking: 190

Key: Goals Missed Penalty Red Card

 
Scotland
Malta
Shots At Goal
25
5
Shots On Target
10
1
Possession
70.4
29.6
Fouls
12
5
Corners
9
2
Offsides
3
0
Saves
1
8
Yellow Cards
0
1
Red Cards
0
0
Source: Sky Sports
1 Craig Gordon (Celtic) (49 Caps) Age: 34
2 Kieran Tierney (Celtic) (6 Caps) Age: 20
3 Andrew Robertson (Liverpool) (17 Caps) Age: 23
4 Christophe Berra (Hearts) (38 Caps) Age: 32
5 Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn Rovers) (29 Caps) Age: 31
6 James McArthur (Crystal Palace) (30 Caps) Age: 29
7 Stuart Armstrong (Celtic) (4 Caps) Age: 25
8 Scott Brown (Celtic) Captain (55 Caps) Age: 32
9 Leigh Griffiths (Celtic) (15 Caps) Age: 27
10 Matt Phillips (West Bromwich Albion) (6 Caps) Age: 26
11 James Forrest (Celtic) (19 Caps) Age: 26
 
15 Grant Hanley (Norwich City) (28 Caps) Age: 25
(Replaced Charlie Mulgrew 56 min)
18 James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion) (45 Caps) Age: 31
(Replaced James McArthur 46 min)
19 Chris Martin (Derby County) (15 Caps) Age: 28
(Replaced Leigh Griffiths 70 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

6 James McArthur

World Cup 2018 Qualifiers
Group Stages

Mon 4th September 2017
19:45

Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)
Att: 26,371

Group F
(4 Sep 2017)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
England
8
6
2
0
16
3
20
Slovakia
8
5
0
3
14
6
15
Slovenia
8
4
2
2
10
4
14
SCOTLAND
8
4
2
2
14
10
14
Lithuania
8
1
2
5
6
18
5
Malta
8
0
0
8
2
21
0
4 September 2017
England 2-1 Slovakia
Scotland 2-0 Malta
Slovenia 4-0 Lithuania

World Cup 2018 Qualifiers
Group Stages

Mon 4th September 2017
19:45

Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)
Att: 26,371

Group F
(4 Sep 2017)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
England
8
6
2
0
16
3
20
Slovakia
8
5
0
3
14
6
15
Slovenia
8
4
2
2
10
4
14
SCOTLAND
8
4
2
2
14
10
14
Lithuania
8
1
2
5
6
18
5
Malta
8
0
0
8
2
21
0
4 September 2017
England 2-1 Slovakia
Scotland 2-0 Malta
Slovenia 4-0 Lithuania

Scotland almost took the lead after 5 minutes when a Stuart Armstrong shot went just past the post.  Two minutes later a McArthur shot was blocked, followed a minute later by a Forrest shot being palmed past the post.  From the resulting corner by Griffiths, Berra scored a downward header at the back post to give Scotland the lead after only 9 minutes.  Five minutes later, an Armstrong shot hit the side netting, and a minute before half time, a Phillips shot from outside the box was saved.   At the start of the second hallf, Scotland got a second.  Robertson played a low cross into the box that was met by Morrison.  His shot hit the post and Griffiths tapped the rebound in.  There was a hint of offside, but replays showed that the ball took a deflection of the defender before it hit the post.  Five minutes later, James Forrest had a low shot tipped past the post.  With 15 minutes remaining, Malta came close when Gordon saved a shot by Zerafa, and the rebound shot by Effiong was blocked at point blank range by Hanley.  With a minute remaining, Phillips was put through on goal, but his shot went over the bar.  So Scotland had to settle for a 2-0 win which was good enough.