Scotland 3-0 Ukraine: John McGinn and Lyndon Dykes double earn vital Nations League win


Scotland captain John McGinn sent Hampden into a frenzy with a second-half opener

Scotland went on to make up for the pain of World Cup qualification with a decisive Nations League victory at Hampden to go top of Group B1.

Three months after losing to the same opposition, John McGinn scored a deserved 70th-minute opener after Scotland’s dominant and dynamic side had passed up a number of clear-cut chances in Glasgow.

Substitute Lyndon Dykes scored twice late on to seal a vital victory for the Scots over the Ukrainians.

Steve Clarke’s side are two points clear at the top of the table with two games remaining, the first of which is the visit of the Republic of Ireland on Saturday, before they face the Ukrainians in Krakow next Tuesday.

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The eleven

Scotland

training 4-2-3-1

  • 1gordon
  • 2Pattersonreplaced byHickeyin 26′minutes
  • 13Hendry
  • 15McKenna
  • 6Tierneyreplaced bytaylorin 86′minutes
  • 4McTominay
  • 8McGregor
  • 17S Armstrongreplaced byFraserin 76′minutes
  • 7McGinn
  • 11Christiereplaced byMcLeanin 85′minutes
  • 10Adamsreplaced bydikesin 77′minutes

replacements

  • 3taylor
  • 5Porteous
  • 9dikes
  • 12Kelly
  • 14Gilmour
  • 16Ralston
  • 19Fraser
  • 20Jack
  • 21McCrorie
  • 22Hickey
  • 23McLean

Ukraine

training 4-1-4-1

  • 1Trubin
  • 21karavaev
  • 2bumble beeBooked in 45 minutes
  • 22Matviyenko
  • 3Mykhailichenko
  • 6StepanenkoBooked in 18 minutesreplaced bySydorchukin 45′minutesBooked in 83 minutes
  • 7Yarmolenkoreplaced byTsygankovin 68′minutes
  • 17Pikhalyonokreplaced byZubkovin 83′minutes
  • 8MalinovskyiBooked in 90 minutes
  • 10Mudrykreplaced byIgnatenkoin 84′minutes
  • 11Dovbyreplaced byYaremtxukin 67′minutesBooked in 71 minutes

replacements

  • 4Krivtsov
  • 5Sydorchuk
  • 9Yaremtxuk
  • 12moon
  • 13Kacharaba
  • 14Ignatenko
  • 15Tsygankov
  • 16Mykolenko
  • 18Tymchyk
  • 20Zubkov
  • 23Riznyk

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