He waits for the keeper to dive to his right. Then he rolls calmly down the middle. Superb penalty kick! Scotland’s Ryan Christie strokes his penalty home to give the hosts the lead. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PARyan Christie celebrates after his penalty put Scotland 2-1 ahead. Photograph: Bruce White/Colorsport/Shutterstock81 min: VAR double checks. Coleman is booked for protesting.
I think we were brilliant in the first half, took the lead. We didn’t weather the storm early on, they get a goal in the second half, but we responded well. I haven’t seen the penalty back but it’s a tough one to take. We had our chances. We feel we could have won and it’s disappointing not to get anything for it. Our front two were causing carnage up front. We put ourselves in a good position, but we should have been able to start the second half well and not give a cheap goal away.
Then McTominay and Knight grapple. Both are booked. McTominay will now miss the Ukraine game. Sheer idiocy. It’s grapple time. Photograph: Lee Smith/Action/Reuters85 min: A double change by Scotland. Christie and Dykes are replaced by McLean and Adams. 84 min: McTominay swings one in from the right. Dykes can’t quite get his head onto the ball. Any connection there, and Bazunu would have had some work to do. 83 min: Hampden is rocking now. Ireland respond by sending on Brady for McClean. GOAL! Scotland 2-1 Republic of Ireland (Christie 82 pen)Christie gives Bazunu the eyes.
Slick interplay and passing that is opening Scotland up each time. Scotland break themselves, McGinn claiming to have been hauled to the ground but a corner is the decision. 64. Ireland are looking very dangerous on the break. Scotland seem intent on chasing down a win in this game. Despite a draw leaving them in a decent position with their visit to Poland next week. Scotland 1-1 Ireland - Ogbene chance! 62. Scotland actually look most vulnerable when they have corners themselves.
The decision stands. Christie to take. Penalty for Scotland! 80 min: McTominay goes up for a header on the penalty spot. Browne comes at him from behind with both arms extended forward. McTominay flicks a header onto his right arm, and the referee points to the spot! Alan Browne of Republic of Ireland contends for the aerial ball with Scott McTominay of Scotland, before a penalty is awarded for handball.
The only downside to their evening: injuries to Tierney and Hickey, and a yellow card for McTominay that rules him out of the big game on Tuesday. Disappointment meanwhile for Ireland, who contributed plenty and could have won themselves on another night. It was an entertaining game, and both teams are heading in the right direction. Scotland's Jack Hendry is shown a yellow card by referee Sandro Scharer after the final whistle. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/ReutersFULL TIME: Scotland 2-1 Republic of IrelandThe end of an entertaining, hard-fought match that could have gone either way … but it’s Scotland who have come from behind for a fine win! They go back to the top of Group B1, and a draw against Ukraine in Poland on Tuesday will seal the deal. Scotland fans savour the victory. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters90 min +3: McGinn channels his inner Lioness by holding the ball up near the corner flag, under pressure from four orange shirts.
Scotland are playing the angles now. Knocking long balls diagonally to utilise the space. Winning a free kick out wide they can take their time now. 90. We are going to have an additional four minutes added on. Gordon holds on to the ball in no rush at all. His kick is high and loose but Scotland retain possession. 88. Ireland have a corner late on. It is all getting a bit feisty now as Collins goes to ground. The referee has his work cut out to control this game in the final stages. 86. It all kicks off between the two teams. McTominay receives a yellow card for his part in matters. VAR is checking for a potential red card. 84. Ireland look desperate to find a way back into this. Scotland understandably looking to run the clock down.
Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images79 min: Ralston crosses from the right. Egan half clears. The ball drops to McGregor, who chests down on the edge of the D and fires towards the bottom right. The ball deflects out for a corner, from which …77 min: McClean whips a dangerous cross in from the left. Christie, surrounded by orange shirts, does extremely well to head clear from the edge of his six-yard box. Such a fine ball by McClean. 76 min: Doherty’s race is run. He’s replaced by Coleman, while Parrott and Molumby make way for Robinson and Browne. 75 min: Collins launches long. Ogbene tears clear! But upon reaching the Scotland box, he floats a chip over the bar, and the flag goes up for offside anyway.
Yet again Ireland hit them on the counter, the ball being touched back to Gordon to clear. His mishit clearance goes straight to Ogbene who cannot adjust his feet quick enough to react. The ball ricochets back to a grateful Craig Gordon. 60. Scotland seem to have a spring in their step now. Pressing the visitors high up the pitch, forcing errors.
Scotland vs Rep of Ireland: Live stream, TV channel, team news and kick-off timeLive Blognations league battle Updated: 0:17, 25 Sep 2022SCOTLAND will be determined to edge closer in sealing Nations League group qualification when they take on Republic of Ireland TONIGHT. Two wins over Armenia in June saw the Scots overcome the misery of failing to qualify for the 2022 Qatar World Cup. And they'll be hoping that they can find that form once again to top Group B League 1 come the conclusion of the group stages. However, Scotland's one blip during the last international break was Republic of Ireland who demolished them 3-0 in Dublin.
74 min: Fraser floats a poor free kick into the box, and it’s an easy catch for Bazunu. 73 min: A long pass down the left wing is flicked on by Dykes. Christie knocks it past Egan, who cynically blocks his man. The Ireland captain goes into the book. 72 min: Doherty goes down and requires a bit of treatment. He might just be trying to catch his breath, having played very little football this season.
He’s back up again soon enough. 71 min: Doherty bundles Christie over on the left. Scotland load the box, only to start pushing and a-shoving. The whistle goes to release the pressure on Ireland. 69 min: McGregor launches an attack by striding down the middle. He passes right to McGinn, who shuttles the ball further to Fraser. He drops a shoulder and sends a curler towards the top left. Bazunu, at full stretch, tips around the post. The resulting corner is flicked on by McGinn, and McTominay prepares to head home at the far stick … only for Doherty to get in at the death with a clearing header! Great play all round. Scotland's Scott McTominay (third right) misses a chance.
Christie comes off for McLean. Dykes comes off, replaced by Che Adams. 82. VAR took a while to check that one. Seamus Coleman is shown the yellow card for his part in matters. Christie steps up and strokes the ball into bottom corner, sending the keeper the wrong way. Goal - Ryan Christie (Scotland)Scotland 1-1 Ireland 78. Steve Clarke is looking to get his team to push forward more. He feels they can still win this game. There are some tired legs in the Ireland side now.
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