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Smiles back for Scotland as San Marino are hit for six

Posted Monday, October 14, 2019 by PA25 hits

Scotland manager Steve Clarke was delighted to see smiles back on the faces of his players as he praised their resilience after a 6-0 win over San Marino.John McGinn’s first-half hat-trick set Scotland up for their biggest win over San Marino in eight meetings after four consecutive European Championship qualifying defeats, the latest a 4-0 loss in Russia.Lawrence Shankland and Stuart Find...Full Story »

McGinn grabs hat-trick as Scotland hit San Marino for six at soggy Hampden

Posted Monday, October 14, 2019 by PA25 hits

John McGinn hit a first-half hat-trick as Scotland beat San Marino 6-0 on an increasingly waterlogged Hampden pitch.Lawrence Shankland and Stuart Findlay both netted their first international goals during a second half which was played in terrible conditions. Stuart Armstrong made it six after a bizarre incident in the latter stages.The ball held up with every pass in the second half, with the h...Full Story »

Scotland defeated again after second-half capitulation in Russia

Posted Friday, October 11, 2019 by PA41 hits

Scotland’s miserable European Championship qualifying campaign continued as a second-half capitulation resulted in a 4-0 defeat in Russia.David Marshall had rarely been troubled before three goals in 13 minutes around the hour mark made it five defeats in seven qualifiers for the visitors.Artem Dzyuba netted following two corners – the second game running Scotland have conceded twice...Full Story »

Russia vs Scotland - Russia captain Dzyuba surprised by Scotland’s lack of faith

Posted Thursday, October 10, 2019 by PA41 hits

Russia captain Artem Dzyuba is surprised to see a lack of faith in Scotland ahead of their meeting in Moscow.Expectations are low in Scotland ahead of the Euro 2020 qualifier at the Luzhniki Stadium after Russia won 2-1 at Hampden last month.Scotland manager Steve Clarke wrote off chances of automatic qualification after Scotland lost 4-0 to Belgium days later.The Scots have lost four of their s...Full Story »

Arsenal vs Standard Liege - Emery asks Tierney to skip Scotland duty

Posted Thursday, October 03, 2019 by PA55 hits

Unai Emery has asked Kieran Tierney not to link up with the Scotland squad next week to benefit his comeback from injury at Arsenal. The 22-year-old made his Gunners debut in the 5-0 Carabao Cup win over Nottingham Forest, having joined from Celtic in the summer. A niggling groin problem meant the left-back could not come straight into the Arsenal side but, after making his bow, Tierney then...Full Story »

Clarke sets Scotland target of finishing third and reaching Euro 2020 play-offs

Posted Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by PA32 hits

Scotland manager Steve Clarke set his players the target of finishing third and going into the Euro 2020 play-offs with confidence after admitting their automatic qualification hopes had died.A 4-0 home defeat by Belgium made it four defeats from six qualifiers and saw Scotland drop to fifth place in Group I, nine points off second-placed Russia and one behind both Kazakhstan and Cyprus.“T...Full Story »

Scotland suffer again as De Bruyne inspires Belgium

Posted Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by PA59 hits

Scotland suffered more Hampden agony as a 4-0 defeat by Belgium made it four losses from six European Championship qualifiers.Kevin De Bruyne set up first-half goals for Romelu Lukaku, Thomas Vermaelen and Toby Alderweireld as Scotland were punished for poor defending.Steve Clarke’s men were more competitive after the break but De Bruyne rounded off the scoring in the 82nd minute to make i...Full Story »

Scotland boss Clarke determined to address possession problems

Posted Saturday, September 07, 2019 by PA33 hits

Scotland manager Steve Clarke could not fathom why his players sat off Russia following John McGinn’s early opener as a 2-1 Hampden defeat saw their chances of a top-two Group I finish slip further away.Scotland made a positive start to the Euro 2020 qualifier and McGinn capitalised on a goalkeeping error 10 minutes in.But Russia quickly took control and Artem Dzyuba swept home five minute...Full Story »

Russia come from behind to deal hammer blow to Scotland’s Euro hopes

Posted Saturday, September 07, 2019 by PA32 hits

Scotland failed to build on John McGinn’s early opener as a 2-1 home defeat by Russia left their hopes of automatic qualification for Euro 2020 hanging by a thread.McGinn netted his first goal for Scotland after a goalkeeping blunder in the 10th minute as Steve Clarke’s men were rewarded for a positive start.But the visitors quickly got on top and the pressure paid off when Artem Dzy...Full Story »

We missed chance to make Belgium sweat, admits Scotland boss Clarke

Posted Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by PA71 hits

Steve Clarke believes Scotland “fluffed” their lines by missing a great chance to put pressure on Belgium in their 3-0 Euro 2020 qualifying defeat at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels.The compact Scots defended impressively only for all the good work to be undone just before half-time when a lapse of concentration ended with striker Romelu Lukaku heading in a cross from skipper E...Full Story »

Scotland handed harsh lesson by Belgium

Posted Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by PA52 hits

Scotland were handed a harsh lesson with a 3-0 defeat by Belgium at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels.Steve Clarke’s side defended with a mixture of diligence and desperation in this 2020 European Championship qualifier only for all the good work to be undone just before half-time when a lapse of concentration ended with striker Romelu Lukaku heading in a cross from skipper Eden Hazard...Full Story »

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi goes commando under kilt and plays bagpipes to prepare for Belgium's Euro 2020 qualifier vs Scotland

Posted Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by Thesun.co.uk122 hits

MICHY BATSHUAYI prepared to face Scotland tomorrow night in style - by going commando in a kilt and playing the bagpipes. The Chelsea and Belgium striker, 25, is never one to shy away from the limelight so jumped at the chance to get involved. Michy Batshuayi and Thorgan Hazard were treated to a bagpipes lesson ahead of Belgium's clash with ScotlandCredit: Twitter In a video uploaded by Belgi...Full Story »

Substitute Burke is Scotland’s late hero with last gasp winner over Cyprus

Posted Sunday, June 09, 2019 by PA55 hits

Substitute Oliver Burke was the late hero as Steve Clarke’s Scotland tenure began with a nervy 2-1 win over Cyprus at Hampden Park.The pressure was already on the home side after losing 3-0 to Kazakhstan in their opening 2020 European Championship qualifier in Astana opener before beating San Marino 2-0 away in the second of their first double-header, which proved insufficient for Alex McL...Full Story »

Steve Clarke looking for Scotland to feed off captain Andy Robertson’s success

Posted Saturday, June 08, 2019 by PA71 hits

Steve Clarke is hoping Scotland benefit from the success of Champions League winner Andy Robertson against Cyprus on Saturday night.The Liverpool left-back arrived late at the Scotland camp during the week to a round of applause from the squad following the Reds’ 2-0 win over Tottenham in the final in Madrid.Ahead of his first game in charge of the national team, a 2020 European Championsh...Full Story »

Scotland players are only human – McLeish

Posted Monday, March 25, 2019 by PA53 hits

Alex McLeish admits Scotland have to improve and overcome the negativity that surrounds their Euro 2020 campaign after a “nervy” 2-0 win over San Marino.The Scots got off to the start they craved after a shock opening defeat in Kazakhstan when Kenny McLean headed home inside four minutes, but the tempo tailed off and slackness grew.Some of the near 3,000 away supporters chanted again...Full Story »

Scotland stutter along road to redemption with subdued victory in San Marino

Posted Monday, March 25, 2019 by PA55 hits

Scotland made slow headway along the road to redemption as they followed up defeat in Kazakhstan with an uninspiring 2-0 victory over San Marino.Alex McLeish’s side failed to immediately build on Kenny McLean’s headed fourth-minute opener against the worst-ranked national team in the world.Many of the near 3,000 visiting fans therefore vented their disapproval towards the Scottish Fo...Full Story »

San Marino vs Scotland - Scotland boss McLeish vows to make amends

Posted Sunday, March 24, 2019 by PA106 hits

Manager Alex McLeish has vowed to keep trying to make amends for Scotland’s shock defeat in Kazakhstan – and claims there will be twists and turns in their European Championship qualifying group.McLeish and his players have come under fire after a 3-0 loss against the world’s 117th-ranked team in their opening Group I encounter, with their chances of automatic qualification alr...Full Story »

Alex McLeish confident of turning around Scotland’s fortunes

Posted Friday, March 22, 2019 by PA57 hits

Scotland manager Alex McLeish claimed he was “pretty good at bouncing back” as he brushed off questions over his future in the wake of a 3-0 defeat in Kazakhstan.McLeish’s side got their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign off to the worst possible start after losing two goals in the opening 10 minutes and they were three down before forcing the home goalkeeper into his only two save...Full Story »

Scotland slump to humiliating defeat against Kazakhstan

Posted Friday, March 22, 2019 by PA54 hits

Scotland suffered one of their most embarrassing defeats as two goals in the opening 10 minutes sent them on their way to a 3-0 defeat in Kazakhstan.A top-two finish in their European Championship qualifying group already looks a slim chance after an opening defeat to a team ranked 117th in the world. Kazakhstan had only won three of their previous 40 competitive matches – against Andorra,...Full Story »

Kazakhstan vs Scotland - Tierney joins fellow Scotland left-back Robertson on the sidelines

Posted Thursday, March 21, 2019 by PA91 hits

Scotland are short of left-backs for their Euro 2020 qualifier in Kazakhstan after Kieran Tierney was ruled out through injury.Manager Alex McLeish was already without skipper Andy Robertson following the Liverpool player’s withdrawal due to dental surgery.Celtic’s Tierney was set to deputise for Robertson, but will now miss Thursday’s match due to an apparent hip problem, the ...Full Story »

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