Nigeria 2-2 Scotland

Friendly

Wed 28th May 2014
20:00

Craven Cottage, London (N)
Att: 24,000

Scotland

Mulgrew(10)

Egwuekwe(og 52)


A McGregor
A Hutton
G Greer
G Hanley
A Robertson (C Forsyth 76)
S Brown(C)
J Morrison (G Boyd 63)
C Mulgrew
I Anya (S Whittaker 84)
S Maloney
S Naismith (C Martin 46)

 

Manager:
Gordon Strachan

 

FIFA Ranking: 22

Nigeria

Uchebo(41)

Nwofor(90)


A Ejide
J Yobo
Elderson
A Egwuekwe
K Odunlami (E Ambrose 75)
J Obi (N Igiebor 54)
E Uzoenyi (V Moses 62)
R Gabriel
M Babatunde (N Oduamadi 66)
S Ameobi (U Nwofor 61)
M Uchebo (P Odemwingie 54)

 

FIFA Ranking: 44

 
Nigeria
Scotland
Shots At Goal
19
7
Shots On Target
6
2
Possession
59%
41%
Fouls
6
13
Corners
8
7
Offsides
1
5
Saves
2
8
Yellow Cards
0
1
Red Cards
0
0
Source: ESPN
1 Allan McGregor (Hull City) (32 Caps) Age: 32
2 Alan Hutton (Bolton Wanderers) (40 Caps) Age: 29
3 Andrew Robertson (Dundee Utd) (2 Caps) Age: 20
4 Gordon Greer (Brighton & Hove Albion) (4 Caps) Age: 33
5 Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers) (13 Caps) Age: 22
6 James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion) (31 Caps) Age: 28
7 Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) (13 Caps) Age: 28
8 Scott Brown (Celtic) Captain (38 Caps) Age: 29
9 Steven Naismith (Everton) (29 Caps) Age: 27
10 Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic) (32 Caps) Age: 31
11 Ikechi Anya (Watford) (6 Caps) Age: 26
 
13 Steven Whittaker (Norwich City) (24 Caps) Age: 29
(Replaced Ikechi Anya 84 min)
15 Chris Martin (Derby County) (1 Cap) Age: 25
(Replaced Steven Naismith 46 min)
19 George Boyd (Hull City) (2 Caps) Age: 28
(Replaced James Morrison 63 min)
25 Craig Forsyth (Derby County) (1 Cap) Age: 25
(Replaced Andrew Robertson 76 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(4-2-3-1)
Allan McGregor
Alan Hutton
Gordon Greer
Grant Hanley
Andrew Robertson
Scott Brown
Charlie Mulgrew
Shaun Maloney
James Morrison
Ikechi Anya
Steven Naismith

25 Craig Forsyth

Scotland made a positive start to the game when Anya had a deflected shot hit the post after 4 minutes. A few minutes later McGregor had to make a save from Uchebo. With 10 minutes on the clock, a shot from outside the box by Morrison was flicked by Charlie Mulgrew's heel to loop over the keeper and into the net to give Scotland an early lead. After half an hour, Scotland had the ball in the net again, when Grant Hanley headed a Maloney corner into the net.  The referee harshly judged Hanley to have fould the keeper though and ruled out the goal. Five minutes before the break, Nigeria equalised when a shot from outside the box by Uchebo took a deflection off Hanley to steer it past McGregor.  Just into the second half, McGregor had to pull off a save from close range when Ameobi had a close shot. Scotland restored their lead after 52 minutes when a low cross from Hutton was knocked into his own goal from Egwuekwe.  15 minutes later substitute Chris Martin almost increased Scotland's lead when he had a close range shot palmed past the post by the keeper.  In the final minute, some poor defending by Scotland left some space for Nwofor to hit a low shot past McGregor into the opposite corner. Scotland had to settle for a draw, which had they won, it would have been the first Scotland team since 1951 to win 4 consecutive away matches.