Scotland 1-0 Republic of Ireland

Euro 2016 Qualifiers

Fri 14th November 2014
19:45

Parkhead, Glasgow (H)
Att: 59,239

Group D
(14 Nov 2014)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Poland
4
3
1
0
15
2
10
Germany
4
2
1
1
7
4
7
SCOTLAND
4
2
1
1
5
4
7
Rep. Ireland
4
2
1
1
10
3
7
Georgia
4
1
0
3
4
7
3
Gibraltar
4
0
0
4
0
21
0
14 November 2014
Georgia 0-4 Poland
Germany 4-0 Gibraltar
Scotland 1-0 Republic of Ireland
Scotland

Maloney(74)


D Marshall
S Whittaker
R Martin
G Hanley
A Robertson
S Maloney
C Mulgrew
S Brown(C)
S Fletcher (C Martin 56)
S Naismith
I Anya (D Fletcher 88)

 

Manager:
Gordon Strachan

 

FIFA Ranking: 37

Republic of Ireland

D Forde
S Coleman
J O'Shea
R Keogh
S Ward
A McGeady
J Hendrick (R Keane 78)
D Gibson (S Quinn 69)
J McClean
S Long (R Brady 68)
J Walters

 

FIFA Ranking: 61

 
Scotland
Republic of Ireland
Shots At Goal
11
10
Shots On Target
2
3
Possession
58%
42%
Fouls
9
17
Corners
3
8
Offsides
1
1
Saves
3
1
Yellow Cards
2
4
Red Cards
0
0
Source: livescores.co.uk
1 David Marshall (Cardiff City) (15 Caps) Age: 29
2 Steven Whittaker (Norwich City) (27 Caps) Age: 30
3 Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) (15 Caps) Age: 28
4 Russell Martin (Norwich City) (15 Caps) Age: 28
5 Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers) (16 Caps) Age: 22
6 Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic) (36 Caps) Age: 31
8 Scott Brown (Celtic) Captain (41 Caps) Age: 29
9 Steven Fletcher (Sunderland) (18 Caps) Age: 27
10 Steven Naismith (Everton) (33 Caps) Age: 28
11 Ikechi Anya (Watford) (10 Caps) Age: 26
15 Andrew Robertson (Hull City) (4 Caps) Age: 20
 
13 Chris Martin (Derby County) (4 Caps) Age: 26
(Replaced Steven Fletcher 56 min)
19 Darren Fletcher (Manchester Utd) (65 Caps) Age: 30
(Replaced Ikechi Anya 88 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(4-2-3-1)
David Marshall
Steven Whittaker
Russell Martin
Grant Hanley
Andrew Robertson
Scott Brown
Charlie Mulgrew
Shaun Maloney
Steven Naismith
Ikechi Anya
Steven Fletcher

19 Darren Fletcher

Interesting Fact
This was Scotland's highest home attendance in 25 years

Scotland went into this game knowing that it would go a long way to determining who would qualify for the finals.  It was the Irish who started brighter, with Marshall saving a shot by Walters after only two minutes.  Just after the half hour mark, Scotland should have taken the lead, when Maloney played a ball into the box to Mulgrew who had a powerful header go wide.  Five minutes later, Steven Whittaker had a low shot saved by Forde.  Ten minutes into the second half, Marshall made a save from a close range header from Shane Long.  A few minutes later, Marshall made a great save from a low shot by McGeady.  Ten minutes later, substitute Chris Martin came close to giving Scotland the lead when his shot from a Naismith pass went just past the post.  With 17 minutes remaining, Jonathan Walters came close to scoring an own goal when he headed a Mulgrew free-kick onto his own bar and behind to give Scotland a corner.  From the resulting corner, Scotland played a move straight from the training ground when Maloney hit a short corner to Anya, who passed pack to Maloney. Maloney then passed to Scott Brown, who back-heeled the ball back into Maloney's path.  Maloney then curled a great shot into the far right corner to give Scotland a valuable 1-0 lead.  Ireland came close to an equaliser when Grant Hanley headed a Brady free-kick against his own bar.  Scotland held on though to gain a valuable well fought out victory against their close rivals in front of 60,000.  Up next is a game against England.