Scotland 1-1 Macedonia

World Cup 2014 Qualifiers

Tue 11th September 2012
20:00

Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)
Att: 32,430

Group A
(11 Sep 2012)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Serbia
2
1
1
0
6
1
4
Belgium
2
1
1
0
3
1
4
Croatia
2
1
1
0
2
1
4
SCOTLAND
2
0
2
0
1
1
2
Macedonia
2
0
1
1
1
2
1
Wales
2
0
0
2
1
8
0
11 September 2012
Belgium 1-1 Croatia
Serbia 6-1 Wales
Scotland 1-1 Macedonia
Scotland

Miller(43)


A McGregor
A Hutton
A Webster
C Berra
P Dixon
G Caldwell
J Forrest
J Morrison (J Rhodes 65)
S Maloney
J Mackie (S Naismith 76)
K Miller(C) (C Adam 57)

 

Manager:
Craig Levein

 

FIFA Ranking: 47

Macedonia

Noveski(11)


M Bogatinov
D Georgievski
G Popov
N Noveski
V Sikov
N Gligorov (V Sumulikoski 70)
M Demiri
I Trickovski (F Hasani 37)
G Pandev
A Ibraimi (D Tasevski 89)
M Ivanovski

 

FIFA Ranking: 97

 
Scotland
Macedonia
Shots At Goal
4
10
Shots On Target
1
5
Possession
52%
48%
Fouls
10
11
Corners
5
6
Offsides
1
5
Saves
5
5
Yellow Cards
1
5
Red Cards
0
0
Source: ESPN
1 Allan McGregor (Besiktas) (24 Caps) Age: 30
2 Alan Hutton (Aston Villa) (26 Caps) Age: 27
3 Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town) (2 Caps) Age: 25
4 Christophe Berra (Wolves) (23 Caps) Age: 27
5 Gary Caldwell (Wigan Athletic) (51 Caps) Age: 30
7 James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion) (23 Caps) Age: 26
8 Andy Webster (Hearts) (27 Caps) Age: 30
9 Kenny Miller (Vancouver Whitecaps) Captain (62 Caps) Age: 32
15 Jamie Mackie (QPR) (7 Caps) Age: 26
16 Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic) (22 Caps) Age: 29
17 James Forrest (Celtic) (7 Caps) Age: 21
 
6 Charlie Adam (Stoke City) (19 Caps) Age: 26
(Replaced Kenny Miller 57 min)
11 Steven Naismith (Everton) (18 Caps) Age: 25
(Replaced Jamie Mackie 76 min)
14 Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) (4 Caps) Age: 22
(Replaced James Morrison 65 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(4-1-4-1)
Allan McGregor
Alan Hutton
Andy Webster
Christophe Berra
Paul Dixon
Gary Caldwell
James Forrest
James Morrison
Shaun Maloney
Jamie Mackie
Kenny Miller

17 James Forrest

Scotland went into this qualifier knowing that anything less than a victory would seriously damage their chances of qualifying for the World Cup.  Things did not start well as Macedonia took the lead after only ten minutes. Trickovski played a one-two with Demiri, before he played a low ball across the goal for Noveski to knock past McGregor, although he looked offside.  Five minutes later, Ibraimi came close to making it 2-0 when his shot curled just past the post.  On the half hour mark, Ibraimi had a low shot saved by McGregor.  Just before half time, Scotland equalised against the run of play.  Morrison played a through ball to Mackie who was clear on goal, he passed to his left to Kenny Miller who slotted the ball into an empty net.  In the second half, Georgievski had a shot blocked by Berra.  From the resulting corner, McGregor palmed away a shot by Ibraimi that fell to Hasani whose shot struck the right hand post.  With just over 20 minutes remaining Adam crossed the ball in for substitute Jordan Rhodes to head just past the post.  A few minutes later Ivanovski was through on goal but his shot was saved by McGregor.  Just before the end, James Forrest played a great ball to the back post, but a defender stuck a leg out to clear it before Rhodes made contact with it.  The game ended 1-1 in what was a poor display from Scotland, who were even lucky to get a point.