Scotland 1-0 Slovenia

World Cup 2018 Qualifiers

Sun 26th March 2017
19:45

Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)
Att: 20,435

Group F
(26 Mar 2017)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
England
5
4
1
0
8
0
13
Slovakia
5
3
0
2
10
3
9
Slovenia
5
2
2
1
4
3
8
SCOTLAND
5
2
1
2
7
8
7
Lithuania
5
1
2
2
5
9
5
Malta
5
0
0
5
2
13
0
26 March 2017
England 2-0 Lithuania
Malta 1-3 Slovakia
Scotland 1-0 Slovenia
Scotland

C Martin(88)


C Gordon
K Tierney
R Martin
C Mulgrew
A Robertson
S Brown(C)
J Morrison (C Martin 82)
J Forrest
S Armstrong
R Snodgrass (I Anya 75)
L Griffiths (S Naismith 50)

 

Manager:
Gordon Strachan

 

FIFA Ranking: 67

Slovenia

J Oblak
A Struna
M Samardzic
B Cesar
B Jokic
J Kurtic
R Krhin
K Kampl (N Omladic 87)
J Ilicic
V Birsa (R Beric 69)
R Bezjak (B Verbic 58)

 

FIFA Ranking: 58

 
Scotland
Slovenia
Shots At Goal
16
4
Shots On Target
6
1
Possession
60.8%
39.2%
Fouls
13
15
Corners
9
1
Offsides
3
0
Saves
1
4
Yellow Cards
0
5
Red Cards
0
0
Source: Sky Sports
1 Craig Gordon (Celtic) (46 Caps) Age: 34
2 Kieran Tierney (Celtic) (3 Caps) Age: 19
3 Andrew Robertson (Hull City) (14 Caps) Age: 23
4 Russell Martin (Norwich City) (29 Caps) Age: 31
5 Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn Rovers) (26 Caps) Age: 31
6 Stuart Armstrong (Celtic) (1 Cap) Age: 24
7 James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion) (43 Caps) Age: 30
8 Scott Brown (Celtic) Captain (52 Caps) Age: 31
9 Leigh Griffiths (Celtic) (12 Caps) Age: 26
10 Robert Snodgrass (West Ham Utd) (23 Caps) Age: 29
11 James Forrest (Celtic) (17 Caps) Age: 25
 
13 Chris Martin (Fulham) (12 Caps) Age: 28
(Replaced James Morrison 82 min)
14 Ikechi Anya (Derby County) (26 Caps) Age: 29
(Replaced Robert Snodgrass 75 min)
20 Steven Naismith (Norwich City) (45 Caps) Age: 30
(Replaced Leigh Griffiths 50 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(4-2-3-1)
Craig Gordon
Kieran Tierney
Russell Martin
Charlie Mulgrew
Andrew Robertson
Scott Brown
James Morrison
James Forrest
Stuart Armstrong
Robert Snodgrass
Leigh Griffiths

5 Charlie Mulgrew

The qualifier at home to Slovenia was a must win game.  Anything less would see qualification hopes over.   Scotland were up for the game and almost took the lead in the first minute when Russell Martin had a shot saved from a Snodgrass corner.  A few minutes later, Snodgrass floated in another corner and this time Russell Martin headed it into the net, but the ref blew his whistle for a foul.  After 18 minutes, Slovenia broke away but Gordon stood up to block a shot from Bezjak.  Just before the half hour mark, James Morrison came close when his shot went just wide of the post.  10 minutes before half time Scotland should have taken the lead.  Robertson released Snodgrass down the left wing, and his cross was met at the back post by Leigh Griffiths, who with an open goal, hit the bar.  A minute later Griffiths hit the woodwork again.  A low ball from the right was met by Griffiths, who hit a low shot that came off the outside of the post.  From the corner, Morrison had a header cleared off the line.  Griffiths went off injured just after half time after taking a knee in the back off the keeper.  With 15 minutes remaining, substitute Anya was through on goal, but his shot was saved by the keeper. With two minutes remaining on the clock, Armstrong collected the ball in the Slovenia half and took it past opposing players, before he slotted the ball through to substitute Chris Martin just inside the box.  He turned and hit a low shot, that took a deflection past the keeper, and in off the post, to give Scotland a deserved 1-0 victory and keep their qualification hopes alive.  Next up England at Hampden.