Scottish Faroe Islands 4-0: McGinn, Adams scores for the Scots

John McGinn (x2) and Che Adams on the score sheet helped Scotland to victory over the Faroe Islands.

Aston Villa midfielder, who scored a crucial late leveler against Austria last week, fired the home team into the lead within the seventh minute at Hampden Park then doubled that with a header within the 54th minute – his tenth international goal .

Southampton striker Che Adams scored his first Scottish goal in his third look on the hour mark earlier than Ryan Fraser added a fourth with a back post header.

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After beating Austria and Israel of their opening two Group F video games, Scotland moved to second place behind Denmark with out 5 points from 9 however nonetheless have work to do in the event that they wish to attain Qatar subsequent year.

Nonetheless, Steve Clarke will probably be greater than happy with dominant performance, regardless of the opponent’s decrease high quality.

The Scottish boss, as anticipated, tweeted his team against a team that had began their marketing campaign with a draw against Moldova and a defeat in Austria.

Craig Gordon took over from David Marshall at goal, with Scott McTominay falling back from midfield to defend three males alongside Grant Hanley and Kieran Tierney.

With defenders Jack Hendry and Stephen O’Donnell falling out, Fraser, who scored the leveler in Israel on Sunday, moved to proper wing and Kenny McLean got here to centerfield, with Adams and Lyndon Dykes beginning for the primary time as an attacking duo.

The home team began with good intent.

The Faroe Islands, which had taken points from Scotland within the Euro qualifying video games twice earlier than, in 1999 and 2002, had former Motherwell stopper Gunnar Nielsen at goal and inside a minute needed to save from driving Fraser’s left foot.

The Scottish opener got here via a well-worked piece of play which resulted in midfielder Callum McGregor feeding the superior Tierney on the left side of the penalty space.

Arsenal defender picked McGinn with a minimize back and led his shot from 16 yards low to the far corner of the net.

The Scots regarded assured and purposeful however within the fifteenth minute Gordon needed to fly excessive to his left to tip over a jagged drive from distance from Brandur Hendriksson.

It was a warning, however Scotland regained the higher hand and within the twenty fourth minute Andy Robertson’s broad left free kick discovered Adams however Nielsen collected his close header.

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The Scots continued to scramble however the last cross or move failed to seek out their target, as did McTominay’s header from Fraser’s thirty fourth minute free-kick, with Tierney testing Nielsen with a low drive earlier than the break.

Shortly after the break, Gordon dropped a cross into his field six yards however, fortunately for the home team, Joan Edmundsson didn’t capitalize.

Nonetheless, the Scots managed to loosen up a bit when Tierney linked with Robertson down the left earlier than slipping in a cross for McGinn to go in from 10 yards.

Then the points had been successfully secured when Adams took a move from Tierney and drilled in a shot from outside the field that left Nielsen flashing.

Within the 68th minute, Hibernian striker Kevin Nisbet replaced Dykes to make his international debut earlier than Fraser appeared within the back post to head in a Robertson cross.

A host of substitutions on each side lent a disconnect to the final stages – Gordon made an excellent save from substitute Patrik Johannsen’s header within the 84th minute – however total it was an excellent evening of work for Clarke’s side, though more durable exams lie forward.


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