Wales 3-0 Scotland


Sat 14th November 2009

Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff (A)
Att: 13,844


D Marshall
A Hutton
S McManus
G Caldwell
D Fox (S Fletcher 55)
G Dorrans (B Robson 71)
D Fletcher
D Cowie (D Riordan 78)
K Miller (L Wallace 55)
S Naismith (R McCormack 62)
J McFadden (K Kyle 62)


George Burley


FIFA Ranking: 46





W Hennessey
S Ricketts
L Nyatanga (D Gabbidon 60)
A Williams
C Morgan
G Bale
J Ledley (A King 80)
A Ramsey (J Allen 57)
D Edwards (D Cotterill 88)
C Evans (S Vokes 46)
S Church (R Earnshaw 46)


FIFA Ranking: 78

Key: Goals Missed Penalty Red Card

Shots At Goal
Shots On Target
1 David Marshall (Cardiff City) (5 Caps) Age: 24
2 Alan Hutton (Tottenham Hotspur) (14 Caps) Age: 24
3 Danny Fox (Celtic) (1 Cap) Age: 23
4 Stephen McManus (Celtic) (22 Caps) Age: 27
5 Gary Caldwell (Celtic) (36 Caps) Age: 27
6 Graham Dorrans (West Bromwich Albion) (2 Caps) Age: 22
7 Darren Fletcher (Manchester Utd) Captain (46 Caps) Age: 25
8 Don Cowie (Watford) (2 Caps) Age: 26
9 Kenny Miller (Rangers) (46 Caps) Age: 29
10 Steven Naismith (Rangers) (3 Caps) Age: 23
11 James McFadden (Birmingham City) (45 Caps) Age: 26
13 Lee Wallace (Hearts) (2 Caps) Age: 22
(Replaced Kenny Miller 55 min)
16 Steven Fletcher (Burnley) (7 Caps) Age: 22
(Replaced Danny Fox 55 min)
17 Ross McCormack (Cardiff City) (5 Caps) Age: 23
(Replaced Steven Naismith 62 min)
18 Barry Robson (Celtic) (7 Caps) Age: 31
(Replaced Graham Dorrans 71 min)
19 Kevin Kyle (Kilmarnock) (10 Caps) Age: 28
(Replaced James McFadden 62 min)
20 Derek Riordan (Hibernian) (3 Caps) Age: 26
(Replaced Don Cowie 78 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
 Penalty Save
David Marshall
Alan Hutton
Stephen McManus
Gary Caldwell
Danny Fox
Don Cowie
Darren Fletcher
Graham Dorrans
Steven Naismith
Kenny Miller
James McFadden


Sat 14th November 2009

Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff (A)
Att: 13,844

The build up to the friendly in Cardiff had the usual calloffs, notably Craig Gordon who suffered a fractured arm while playing for Sunderland. Many of the players who missed the Japan game were back, including McFadden, Miller, and Hutton.

Scotland made a bright start, taking the game to Wales. Inside the first five minutes a low cross by debutant Danny Fox was met by McFadden and the Welsh keeper made a point blank save. Scotland continued to press, but were met by a succerpunch in the 16th minute when an Aaron Ramsay cross was met by David Edwards to score a great volley. 15 minutes later Wales doubled their lead when a Ledley cutback was finished by Church. Scotland then fell apart as it only took Wales three minutes to get their third. Aaron Ramsey strolled through the non-existent Scotland defence to knock the ball past Marshall even as Fletcher was trying to pull him to the ground. Things could have been even worse two minutes later as Ched Evans was bundled to the ground by Dorrans. The referee waved play on even although it was a blatant penalty. In the second half Wales continued to dominate, but as Evans ran through on goal Marshall came running out of the box and handled the ball. Everyone was then shocked as he only got a yellow card. In the last 10 minutes Scotland got two great chances to add some respectability to the scoreline. Firstly Barry Robson had a shot saved by Hennessey, then Kevin Kyle had a great header tipped over the bar. With a couple of minutes left on the clock, referee Cyrill Zimmermann made it a hat-trick of shocking decisions in Scotland's favour, when Hutton made no attempt to get the ball and tackled David Cotterill from behind. He didn't even get a booked. At the end of the match Scotland were booed off the pitch after probably their most shocking performance in recent years.