Scotland 1-2 Wales

World Cup 2014 Qualifiers

Fri 22nd March 2013
20:00

Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)
Att: 39,365

Group A
(22 Mar 2013)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Belgium
5
4
1
0
10
1
13
Croatia
5
4
1
0
8
2
13
Wales
5
2
0
3
5
12
6
Serbia
5
1
1
3
6
7
4
Macedonia
5
1
1
3
3
6
4
SCOTLAND
5
0
2
3
3
7
2
22 March 2013
Croatia 2-0 Serbia
Macedonia 0-2 Belgium
Scotland 1-2 Wales
Scotland

Hanley(45)


A McGregor
A Hutton
G Caldwell(C)
G Hanley
C Mulgrew
C Burke (J Rhodes 86)
J McArthur
G Dorrans (C Adam 63)
R Snodgrass
S Maloney
S Fletcher (K Miller 3)

 

Manager:
Gordon Strachan

 

FIFA Ranking: 66

Wales

Ramsey(Pen 72)

Robson-Kanu(73)


B Myhill
C Gunter
S Ricketts
A Williams
B Davies
J Collison (A King 57)
A Ramsey
J Ledley (S Church 89)
G Bale (J Williams 46)
H Robson-Kanu
C Bellamy

 

FIFA Ranking: 71

 
Scotland
Wales
Shots At Goal
10
11
Shots On Target
1
5
Possession
34%
66%
Fouls
15
16
Corners
4
5
Offsides
2
3
Saves
3
0
Yellow Cards
4
2
Red Cards
1
1
Source: ESPN
1 Allan McGregor (Besiktas) (28 Caps) Age: 31
2 Alan Hutton (Real Mallorca) (30 Caps) Age: 28
3 Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) (6 Caps) Age: 27
4 Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers) (5 Caps) Age: 21
5 Gary Caldwell (Wigan Athletic) Captain (54 Caps) Age: 30
6 Graham Dorrans (West Bromwich Albion) (9 Caps) Age: 25
7 Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City) (9 Caps) Age: 25
8 James McArthur (Wigan Athletic) (10 Caps) Age: 25
9 Steven Fletcher (Sunderland) (12 Caps) Age: 25
10 Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic) (26 Caps) Age: 30
11 Chris Burke (Birmingham City) (4 Caps) Age: 29
 
16 Charlie Adam (Stoke City) (22 Caps) Age: 27
(Replaced Graham Dorrans 63 min)
18 Kenny Miller (Vancouver Whitecaps) (67 Caps) Age: 33
(Replaced Steven Fletcher 3 min)
20 Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) (7 Caps) Age: 23
(Replaced Chris Burke 86 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(4-4-1-1)
Allan McGregor
Alan Hutton
Gary Caldwell
Grant Hanley
Charlie Mulgrew
Chris Burke
Graham Dorrans
James McArthur
Robert Snodgrass
Shaun Maloney
Steven Fletcher

10 Shaun Maloney

Scotland went into Gordon Strachan's first competitive match knowing that they needed a victory to have any chance of qualification. Wales started the much better team and almost took the lead within the first minute. Minutes later Steven Fletcher went off injured to be replaced by Kenny Miller. McGregor then made a double save from Bellamy and Bale. Just before half time, against the run of play Scotland took the lead when a Mulgrew corner was headed in by Grant Hanley. Scotland started the second half much better and were unlucky not to double their lead when a Snodgrass shot came back off the post. Wales then had the ball in the net but the referee blew for a foul on McGregor. With 20 minutes remaining, Scotland's qualification hopes ended in a 3 minute spell. Firstly Snodgrass fouls Gunter in the penalty area to concede a penalty. Snodgrass recieved a second yellow and Aaron Ramsey stepped up to score from the penalty spot and make it 1-1. Things got even worse a minute later when straight from kick-off, Wales took the lead as Robson-Kanu headed in a King cross. In the last minute, Aaron Ramsey recied his marching orders for pulling down McArthur to make it 10 v 10. It was too late though as the match ended a humiliating 2-1 defeat, and all but ended Scotland's qualification hopes.