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90' + 5'
J. Hendry
Yellow Card
90' + 2'
R. Brady
Yellow Card
82'
R. Christie
Penalty Goal
2 - 1
49'
J. Hendry
R. Christie
1 - 1
18'
J. Egan
N. Collins
0 - 1

Match Stats

Possession
61% 38%
5
3
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 4
Total Passes 540 339
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Scotland SCO Scotland 6 4 1 1 11 5 +6 13 D W W W L
2 Ukraine UKR Ukraine 6 3 2 1 10 4 +6 11 D W L D W
3 Republic of Ireland IRL Republic of Ireland 6 2 1 3 8 7 +1 7 W L D W L
4 Armenia ARM Armenia 6 1 0 5 4 17 -13 3 L L L L L

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Commentary

That's all for today, goodbye!
Scotland will now travel to Poland to face Ukraine needing only a draw to secure promotion in the Nations League. Ireland will host Armenia and will need at least a draw to avoid relegation to League C
Scotland started the game on the front foot but it was Ireland who scored against the run of play in the 18th minute as Egan fired his shot low past Gordon after Scotland failed to clear a corner. They saw the lead through to the break but Scotland equalised soon after the break as Hendry headed home from Christie's cross. The game was end-to-end and Parrott missed a huge chance to put Ireland ahead as he missed a one-on-one against Gordon. Christie then scored the winner in the 81st minute from the penalty spot after a handball from Browne following a corner. Scotland saw the game through to win 2-1.
Yellow Card
Hendry picks up a yellow card after the full-time whistle as he argues with Coleman.
J. Hendry
Yellow Card
90' + 5' Yellow Card Jack William Hendry
90' + 4' FULL-TIME: SCOTLAND 2-1 REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
90' + 3' Scotland are taking their time with every free-kick, corner, and throw-in to try and see the game out.
R. Brady
Yellow Card
90' + 2' Brady is into the book after a reckless challenge to stop Fraser from progressing forward.
90' + 2' Robinson manages to create enough space for a cross but Knight cannot generate enough power to score past Gordon with a header.
90' There will be a minimum of four additional minutes
89' Brady whips in a corner and Egan heads it towards the goal but Scotland deal with the effort and McGinn eventually clears.
S. McTominay
Yellow Card
87' McTominay receives a yellow card after clashing with Knight following a challenge.
J. Knight
Yellow Card
87' Knight is in the referee's book after clashing with McTominay in the middle of the pitch.
C. Adams
L. Dykes
85' Adams replaces Dykes to add pace to the Scotland attack to try and prepare for counter-attacks.
K. McLean
R. Christie
85' McClean replaces Christie as Scotland look to secure all three points.
R. Brady
J. McClean
83' Brady replaces McClean on the left side as Ireland search for an equaliser.
R. Christie
Penalty Goal
82' GOALLL!!! CHRISTIE 2-1!!!! Christie scores the penalty after sending Bazunu the wrong way! He shoots low into the left side of the goal to put Scotland ahead.
S. Coleman
Yellow Card
81' Coleman receives a yellow card for dissent after complaining about the referee's decision
80' PENALTY TO SCOTLAND! Sandro Scharer points to the spot after Browne handles the ball in the box.
79' Since Stephen Kenny took over in September 2020, Robinson has scored the most goals (6), taken the most shots (41) and registered the most shots on target (16) of any Ireland player.
A. Browne
J. Molumby
76' Browne replaces Molumby in midfield to add extra energy in the middle of the park for Ireland.
C. Robinson
T. Parrott
76' Parrott makes way for Robinson in the Irish frontline.
S. Coleman
M. Doherty
76' Coleman replaces Doherty at right wing-back for Ireland.
75' Ireland are winning the ball higher up the pitch as they press as a team now, but they are losing it soon after as they play too quick for their own good.
J. Egan
Yellow Card
73' Egan receives a yellow card after a clumsy challenge on Christie, who was running in on goal.
71' Most of Scotland's chances have come from wide areas as they have put in 13 crosses from open play compared to Ireland's five.
69' SAVE! Bazunu makes a great save to stop Fraser from scoring after the winger cut onto his left foot and fiercely shot towards goal.
67' Scotland are pushing further forward and coming closer to finding a winner, but similarly to first half are lacking the final pass.
65' Ogbene dribbles past two Scotland players before finding McClean on the left wing. The wing-back's cross is low and McKenna clears it out to Cullen, who shoots it straight into Hendry.
S. McKenna
Yellow Card
63' McKenna receives a yellow card after taking down Ogbene in a dangerous position.
63' Ogbene is doing well to stretch the Scotland backline and is finding more space in behind the defence.
61' McGinn takes a short corner to Christie and then tries to cross it in from a different angle, but his cross is poor and the chance is gone.
C. Ogbene
M. Obafemi
60' Ogbene comes on for Obafemi in the Ireland frontline.
R. Fraser
S. Armstrong
59' Fraser replaces Armstrong on the right-wing as Scotland push to try and take the lead.
A. Ralston
A. Hickey
59' Ralston replaces Hickey at right-back to add energy on the right side.
56' HUGE MISS! Obafemi wins the ball on the edge of his own box from a Scotland corner and has a two-on-two counter-attack ahead of him. He plays Parrott in on goal but the striker's shot is straight at Gordon!
55' Christie is finding a lot of joy down the left-hand side and crosses towards Hickey at the back post, but O'shea blocks his run and Ireland win a throw-in.
53' Both teams are responding well to the Scotland equaliser as they push each other in search of a goal to take the lead.
51' CHANCE! Doherty has a chance to put Ireland back in the lead after he finds himself in the box again. He cut the ball onto his left foot and tries to curl it in, but he shoots wide of the far post.
J. Hendry
Goal
49' GOALLLL!!!!! HENDRY 1-1!!! Hendry equalises for Scotland with a brilliant header! Christie dinks a cross into the middle of the six-yard box and Hendry is completely unmarked and heads the ball into the bottom right corner.
R. Christie
Assist
49' Christie has plenty of time on the left wing to find Hendry with a cross after Scotland work their way up the pitch really well to create the chance. Hendry made no mistake with his header to equalise.
49' Parrott and Obafemi are pressing very high for Ireland but their team-mates are not helping them and Scotland can pass around them easily.
47' Ireland start very quickly in this second half as Doherty drives towards the opposition box, but his pass to Parrott is too hard and he forces the striker wide.
46' McGinn gets the second half underway!
Scotland have had over 61 per cent of possession, completed 109 more passes than Ireland, and created more shooting chances but they have not got themselves on the scoreline yet. The hosts will need to improve the final pass in their attacks to secure any points in this game. Ireland have looked confident in their own game but will need to be wary of Scotland.
Scotland will feel unlucky to be behind in this game as they dominated most of the first half. They started well but it was Ireland who scored against the run of play in the 18th minute as Egan fired his shot low past Gordon after Scotland failed to clear a corner. Scotland are yet to have a shot on target but McGinn had a great opportunity to volley home a cross from Armstrong, but he scuffed his shot wide.
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: SCOTLAND 0-1 REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
45' + 2' McGinn floats the free-kick into the box, McTominay meets it and tries to find Dykes, but Ireland clear again.
45' + 2' Cullen commits a foul on the edge of the box soon after receiving a yellow card. The referee does not book him again.
J. Cullen
Yellow Card
45' + 1' Cullen receives a yellow card after stopping a Scotland attack.
45' The will be a minimum of two additional minutes.
44' McGregor tries to find a team-mate with a lofted pass in behind, but he overhits his pass and Ireland clear the ball.
G. Taylor
K. Tierney
42' Taylor replaces Tierney after the left-back picks up a head injury and cannot continue.
42' Dykes manages to win a corner as he is put in behind by Hickey and O'Shea blocks his shot.
40' Tierney is making his way to the bench as the physios advise him to come off. Scotland are playing with 10 men for the time being.
38' Tierney is receiving treatment on the pitch as he collides with Parrott and gets a knock to the head.
36' The atmosphere inside the stadium is slowly decreasing as Ireland are stopping Scotland's attacks earlier than before.
34' Ireland are starting to find their feet in this game and pushing themselves further up the pitch. Parrott forces a good save from Gordon, but the referee blows his whistle as striker fouls Tierney in the process.
32' Scotland once again cause problems for Ireland with their pressing and make it difficult for the visitors to play the ball out of their own half without going for a long ball.
30' Scotland have had over 62 per cent of possession in the opening 30 minutes of this game. They are playing better than Ireland but are missing the goals to prove it.
28' CHANCE! McGinn has a great chance to equalise the game after attempting a volley from Armstrong's cross. He scuffs his shot wide of the post.
26' Christie does well to beat Molumby in midfield, but his pass to Dykes is overhit and goes out for a goal kick.
24' O'Shea wins a free-kick deep in his own half to relieve the pressure on his side. Scotland are pinning Ireland in their half when out of possession.
22' Ireland are defending in numbers as Scotland turn up the pressure in search of an equaliser.
20' Scotland are not changing the way they are approaching this game since going a goal down as they attack on the front foot.
N. Collins
Assist
18' Collins manages to get a foot to the ball in the box and direct it towards Egan, who finishes brilliantly past Gordon to score. Ireland lead 1-0!
J. Egan
Goal
18' GOALLL!!!!!! EGAN 1-0!!! Ireland score completely against the run of play after Scotland fail to clear a corner. The ball pinballs around the box and Egan finishes brilliantly past Gordon.
16' Ireland are pushing higher up the pitch to press the Scotland backline but the hosts play around the press well. Christie miscontrols the ball in the box and Ireland regain possession.
14' Ireland are struggling to cope with Scotland's man-to-man press and they cannot retain the ball in possession for long spells in this game at the moment.
12' OFFSIDE! Parrott puts the ball in the back of the net after dribbling past two players and the goalkeeper, but the linesman raises his flag for offside after the striker mistimes his run.
10' The Scottish players are feeding off the energy inside Hampden park. The crowd have been singing not-stop since the national anthem and it is helping their team in the opening 10 minutes.
8' Scotland are playing very good attacking football as McTominay and Dykes combine to get close to the Ireland box. The midfielder misplaced the final pass towards Dykes and Bazunu collects the ball.
6' Christie has the first shot of the game as he unleashes a shot from outside of the box but he drags his effort, and it's wide of the post.
5' Scotland are enjoying more of the possession to start this game and are looking to progress up the pitch in a positive manner. Ireland are pressing aggressively in the opposition half when they can.
3' Both sides are starting at a high pace and not giving their opponents much time on the ball early on.
1' Parrott gets the game underway!
The players are making their way out of the tunnel and onto the pitch!
Scotland are unbeaten in all six of their home matches in the Nations League (W5 D1), keeping four clean sheets in this run. Only Germany and Italy (seven games each) have played more on home soil without losing in the competition.
Steve Clarke makes two changes to the starting 11 that beat Ukraine in their last fixture as Hickey and Dykes replace Patterson and Adams. Stephen Kenny makes four changes to his starting lineup as Bazunu, Egan, Doherty and Parrott come into the team.
SUBS: Mark Travers, Alan Browne, Jeff Hendrick, Seamus Coleman, Callum O’Dowda, Callum Robinson, Chiedozie Ogbene, Max O’Leary, Conor Hourihane, Scott Hogan, Robbie Brady, Shane Duffy.
Republic of Ireland (3-5-2): Gavin Bazunu; Nathan Collins, Dara O’Shea, John Egan; Matt Doherty, Josh Cullen, Jayson Molumby, Jason Knight, James McClean; Troy Parrott, Michael Obafemi.
SUBS: Ryan Fraser, Ryan Jack, Billy Gilmour, Greg Taylor, Liam Kelly, Kenny McLean, Robby McCrorie, Che Adams, Anthony Ralston, Ryan Porteous, Declan Gallagher, Josh Doig.
Scotland (4-2-3-1): Craig Gordon; Aaron Hickey, Jack Hendry, Scott McKenna, Kieran Tierney; Scott McTominay, Callum McGregor; Stuart Armstrong, John McGinn, Ryan Christie; Lyndon Dykes.
Back-to-back 1-0 defeats to Armenia and Ukraine respectively made it a disappointing start to Ireland’s Nations League campaign. They drew 1-1 to Ukraine in their last fixture with defender Nathan Collins scoring for his team as they sit third in the group.
Scotland have won three of their four Nations League games so far, with their only defeat being a 3-0 loss to Ireland in the reverse fixture. A win today will move them to the top of the group and on the brink of promotion.
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the UEFA Nations League clash between Scotland and Republic of Ireland.