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
 
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

11 James Forrest

World Cup 2018 Qualifiers
Group Stages

Mon 4th September 2017
19:45

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

Group F
 
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
 
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.