Scotland 2-1 Liechtenstein

Euro 2012 Qualifiers

Tue 7th September 2010
20:00

Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)
Att: 37,050

Group I
(7 Sep 2010)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
SCOTLAND
2
1
1
0
2
1
4
Lithuania
2
1
1
0
1
0
4
Spain
1
1
0
0
4
0
3
Czech Rep.
1
0
0
1
0
1
0
Liechtenstein
2
0
0
2
1
6
0
7 September 2010
Czech Republic 0-1 Lithuania
Scotland 2-1 Liechtenstein
Scotland

Miller(63)

McManus(97)


A McGregor
A Hutton
D Weir
S McManus
L Wallace (B Robson 54)
S Brown
D Fletcher(C)
L McCulloch
J McFadden (J Morrison 46)
K Miller
K Boyd (S Naismith 66)

 

Manager:
Craig Levein

 

FIFA Ranking: 41

Liechtenstein

Frick(46)


P Jehle
Y Oehri
Martin Stocklasa
Michael Stocklasa
M Rechsteiner
M Polverino
S Wieser (R Buchel 71)
P Erne
M Frick (F D'Elia 78)
F Burgmeier
D Hasler (N Hasler 90)

 

FIFA Ranking: 141

 
Scotland
Liechtenstein
Shots At Goal
11
7
Shots On Target
4
5
Possession
56%
44%
Fouls
12
17
Corners
11
2
Offsides
3
3
Yellow Cards
4
7
Red Cards
0
0
Source: ESPN
1 Allan McGregor (Rangers) (7 Caps) Age: 28
2 Alan Hutton (Tottenham Hotspur) (17 Caps) Age: 25
3 Lee Wallace (Hearts) (5 Caps) Age: 23
4 Stephen McManus (Middlesbrough) (24 Caps) Age: 27
5 David Weir (Rangers) (67 Caps) Age: 40
6 Lee McCulloch (Rangers) (17 Caps) Age: 32
7 Darren Fletcher (Manchester Utd) Captain (50 Caps) Age: 26
8 Scott Brown (Celtic) (22 Caps) Age: 25
9 Kenny Miller (Rangers) (49 Caps) Age: 30
10 Kris Boyd (Middlesbrough) (18 Caps) Age: 27
11 James McFadden (Birmingham City) (48 Caps) Age: 27
 
15 James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion) (8 Caps) Age: 24
(Replaced James McFadden 46 min)
16 Barry Robson (Middlesbrough) (11 Caps) Age: 31
(Replaced Lee Wallace 54 min)
18 Steven Naismith (Rangers) (5 Caps) Age: 23
(Replaced Kris Boyd 66 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(4-4-2)
Allan McGregor
Alan Hutton
David Weir
Stephen McManus
Lee Wallace
Scott Brown
Darren Fletcher
Lee McCulloch
James McFadden
Kenny Miller
Kris Boyd

7 Darren Fletcher

Euro 2012 Qualifiers

Tue 7th September 2010
20:00

Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)
Att: 37,050

Group I
(7 Sep 2010)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
SCOTLAND
2
1
1
0
2
1
4
Lithuania
2
1
1
0
1
0
4
Spain
1
1
0
0
4
0
3
Czech Rep.
1
0
0
1
0
1
0
Liechtenstein
2
0
0
2
1
6
0
7 September 2010
Czech Republic 0-1 Lithuania
Scotland 2-1 Liechtenstein

Scotland went into the Liechtenstein match knowing that anything less than a win would be a humiliation. Levein started with 3 up front as McFadden and Boyd joined Miller. Scotland's first chance came after 14 minutes when McCulloch headed a McFadden cross over the bar. A poor first half followed and McFadden was substituted at half time. Things got worse when Liechtenstein shockingly took the lead. Striker Frick controlled a cross ball in the penalty area before he curled the ball round both McManus and McGregor in goal. The turning point for Scotland was when Barry Robson made his appearance and started to control the midfield. Captain Darren Fletcher had a shot tipped over the bar before Scotland drew level just after the hour mark. A Robson cross from the left was headed into the path of Kenny Miller who shot in off the bar to level the scores. With 15 minutes remaining Scotland had a penalty claim rejected and the referee also let a disgraceful tackle on Hutton go unpunished. It looked like this was going to be a humiliating result for Scotland, but due to timewasting the referee gave seven minutes of injury time. With 30 seconds left of the seven minutes, a corner from Robson was floated into the box for Stephen McManus to leap above everyone else and power a header into the net. This sent Hampden into sheer delirium and relief. The whistle was blown as soon as Liechtenstein kicked off. Memories of Richard Gough and Cyprus came flooding back. Scotland had very luckily avoided an embarrassing draw that would have ended their qualification hopes.