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

4 Russell Martin

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.