Scotland 0-1 Holland

World Cup 2010 Qualifiers

Wed 9th September 2009
19:30

Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)
Att: 51,230

Group 9
(9 Sep 2009)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Holland
8
8
0
0
17
2
24
Norway
8
2
4
2
9
7
10
SCOTLAND
8
3
1
4
6
11
10
Macedonia
8
2
1
5
5
11
7
Iceland
8
1
2
5
7
13
5
9 September 2009
Norway 2-1 Macedonia
Scotland 0-1 Holland
Scotland

D Marshall
A Hutton
D Weir
S McManus
S Whittaker
P Hartley (K Commons 67)
S Naismith
S Brown
D Fletcher(C)
S Maloney (G O'Connor 83)
K Miller

 

Manager:
George Burley

 

FIFA Ranking: 30

Holland

Elia(82)


M Vorm
G Van Der Wiel
A Ooijer
J Mathijsen
G Van Bronckhorst
W Sneijder (R Van der Vaart 77)
D De Zeeuw
N De Jong
A Robben (E Elia 73)
R van Persie (K Huntelaar 84)
D Kuyt

 

FIFA Ranking: 3

 
Scotland
Holland
Shots At Goal
9
14
Shots On Target
4
6
Possession
29.1%
70.9%
Territorial Advantage
49.5
50.5
Fouls
14
15
Corners
3
6
Offsides
3
4
Yellow Cards
3
3
Red Cards
0
0
Source: Sky Sports
1 David Marshall (Cardiff City) (4 Caps) Age: 24
2 Alan Hutton (Tottenham Hotspur) (13 Caps) Age: 24
3 Steven Whittaker (Rangers) (3 Caps) Age: 25
4 Stephen McManus (Celtic) (20 Caps) Age: 26
5 David Weir (Rangers) (65 Caps) Age: 39
6 Scott Brown (Celtic) (19 Caps) Age: 24
7 Darren Fletcher (Manchester Utd) Captain (45 Caps) Age: 25
8 Paul Hartley (Bristol City) (24 Caps) Age: 32
9 Kenny Miller (Rangers) (45 Caps) Age: 29
10 Steven Naismith (Rangers) (2 Caps) Age: 22
11 Shaun Maloney (Celtic) (17 Caps) Age: 26
 
15 Garry O`Connor (Birmingham City) (16 Caps) Age: 26
(Replaced Shaun Maloney 83 min)
17 Kris Commons (Derby County) (6 Caps) Age: 26
(Replaced Paul Hartley 67 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(4-1-4-1)
David Marshall
Alan Hutton
David Weir
Stephen McManus
Steven Whittaker
Paul Hartley
Steven Naismith
Scott Brown
Darren Fletcher
Shaun Maloney
Kenny Miller

World Cup 2010 Qualifiers

Wed 9th September 2009
19:30

Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)
Att: 51,230

Group 9
(9 Sep 2009)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Holland
8
8
0
0
17
2
24
Norway
8
2
4
2
9
7
10
SCOTLAND
8
3
1
4
6
11
10
Macedonia
8
2
1
5
5
11
7
Iceland
8
1
2
5
7
13
5
9 September 2009
Norway 2-1 Macedonia
Scotland 0-1 Holland

In the build up to the final group match, Gordon was withdrawn due to injury meaning Marshall would be in goals. Davidson, Alexander and Steven Fletcher were also injured.

The Dutch made a positive start with Kuyt hitting the post after 3 minutes. Scotland came back though and five minutes later a Hutton cross was narrowly hit past the post by Brown. Marshall then made saves from Sneijder and Van Persie. Scotland hit back, and a shot by Miller hit the bar after 30 minutes. Less than 10 minutes later Naismith hit the post before Vorm recovered to make a point blank save from Miller. At the start of the second half Kuyt headed over from close range and Marshall saved from Robben. With 20 minutes remaining Miller went close when his shot spun off the keeper's hands to go just wide. Ten minutes later the Dutch broke the deadlock. A clearance from inside the Dutch half caught David Weir flat-footed and his header fell into the path of Elia who rounded Marshall and beat Hutton on the line to score. With five minutes remaining Garry O'Connor tried to lob Vorm, but his attempt went just wide for the match to finish 1-0 and end Scotland's qualification hopes. To make things worse, Norway had defeated Macedonia, meaning that they would leapfrog Scotland into second place. If only Scotland had played this way in their previous matches.