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Scotland 2-1 Cyprus: Steve Clarke’s reign starts with victory after Oliver Burke winner

Andy Robertson fires Scotland into the lead at Hampden

Steve Clarke's reign as Scotland head coach got off to a dramatic start thanks to Oliver Burke's late winner against Cyprus in Euro 2020 qualifying.

It had appeared as if the Scots would suffer another calamitous result in Group I, when Ionnis Kousoulos was left unmarked to head in from a corner three minutes from the end of normal time.

That cancelled out Andy Robertson's stunning opener on the hour.

But with a minute to play, Burke tapped home after his header struck a post.

The win keeps Scotland level in the section with second-placed Russia - who thumped San Marino 9-0 - and three points behind Belgium, who eased to a 3-0 victory over Kazakhstan.

Clarke will now take his side to Brussels to face the Belgians on Tuesday.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Scotland

  • 1Marshall
  • 2O'Donnell
  • 4Mulgrew
  • 5McKenna
  • 3Robertson
  • 8McGinnSubstituted forMcTominayat 79'minutes
  • 6McLean
  • 10McGregorBooked at 45minsSubstituted forArmstrongat 88'minutes
  • 7Forrest
  • 9BrophySubstituted forBurkeat 73'minutes
  • 11Fraser

Substitutes

  • 12Bain
  • 13Palmer
  • 14Souttar
  • 15Findlay
  • 16McTominay
  • 17Russell
  • 18Armstrong
  • 19McNulty
  • 20Cairney
  • 21McLaughlin
  • 22Burke
  • 23Taylor

Cyprus

  • 12Pardo
  • 13Kousoulos
  • 19Laifis
  • 3IoannouBooked at 26mins
  • 18ArtymatasBooked at 74mins
  • 14MakrisSubstituted forPittasat 80'minutes
  • 2IoannouSubstituted forGeorgiouat 66'minutes
  • 16SpoljaricSubstituted forCostiat 70'minutes
  • 17Margaça
  • 10Sotiriou
  • 7Efrem

Substitutes

  • 1Petrou
  • 5Vasiliou
  • 6Katelaris
  • 8Antoniou
  • 9Mytidis
  • 11Avraam
  • 15Antoniadis
  • 20Costi
  • 21Georgiou
  • 22Michael
  • 23Pittas
Referee:
Ola Hobber Nilsen

Match Stats

Home TeamScotlandAway TeamCyprus
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home16
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home5
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Scotland 2, Cyprus 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scotland 2, Cyprus 1.

Attempt missed. Giorgios Efrem (Cyprus) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Kenny McLean (Scotland).

Ioannis Costi (Cyprus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andrew Robertson (Scotland).

Kostakis Artymatas (Cyprus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ryan Fraser (Scotland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ioannis Costi (Cyprus).

Ryan Fraser (Scotland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ioannis Pittas (Cyprus).

Attempt blocked. Kostakis Artymatas (Cyprus) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ioannis Costi.

Corner, Cyprus. Conceded by Stephen O'Donnell.

Goal!

Goal! Scotland 2, Cyprus 1. Oliver Burke (Scotland) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Oliver Burke (Scotland) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Ryan Fraser with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Scotland. Stuart Armstrong replaces Callum McGregor.

Goal!

Goal! Scotland 1, Cyprus 1. Ioannis Kousoulos (Cyprus) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Anthony Georgiou with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Cyprus. Conceded by Andrew Robertson.

Corner, Scotland. Conceded by Urko Pardo.

Attempt saved. Ryan Fraser (Scotland) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Scott McTominay.

Attempt saved. Giorgios Efrem (Cyprus) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kostakis Artymatas.

Substitution

Substitution, Cyprus. Ioannis Pittas replaces Andreas Makris.

Corner, Scotland. Conceded by Nikolas Ioannou.

Substitution

Substitution, Scotland. Scott McTominay replaces John McGinn.

Attempt missed. Stephen O'Donnell (Scotland) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Fraser with a through ball following a fast break.

Corner, Cyprus. Conceded by David Marshall.

Attempt saved. Andreas Makris (Cyprus) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Pieros Sotiriou.

Booking

Kostakis Artymatas (Cyprus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Callum McGregor (Scotland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kostakis Artymatas (Cyprus).

Substitution

Substitution, Scotland. Oliver Burke replaces Eamonn Brophy.

Substitution

Substitution, Cyprus. Ioannis Costi replaces Matija Spoljaric because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Matija Spoljaric (Cyprus).

Offside, Scotland. Ryan Fraser tries a through ball, but Eamonn Brophy is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Cyprus. Anthony Georgiou replaces Michalis Ioannou.

Corner, Scotland. Conceded by Urko Pardo.

Attempt saved. Callum McGregor (Scotland) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Forrest.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Fraser (Scotland) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by John McGinn.

Foul by Andrew Robertson (Scotland).

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