Scotland defeat Lithuania in the World Cup qualifierPosted: September 6, 2017
Scotland boosted their chances of progressing into the next World Cup qualifying stage, after beating Lithuania by a 0-3 score in the Group F, on Friday, 1st of September.
The players have already mustered some efforts, before Stuart Armstrong’s opener came in the 25th minute, to give the visitors the lead.
Shortly afterwards, Andrew Robertson approached the keeper to double the score in the 30th minute. Both sides were still going fully against each other, but the Scottish side reduced the pressure after the break.
Despite the Scots’ lack of effort, they managed to score the third goal in the second half, as James McArthur launched it to secure a solid victory.
Scotland won against Lithuania with a decent score, but they could have reached more if their efforts in the early minutes of the match were more precise. Armstrong and Leigh Griffiths tried their luck, but it started to get much worse, as Arvydas Novikovas collected the ball and rushed to direct his shot against Craig Gordon and it was a big relief for Scotland, as the ball flew over the post.
There was another shot from Novikovas that put the team under pressure, but Gordon managed to catch the ball sending it wide.
After that, Scotland became livelier. Their possession increased and they managed to leave the worries behind after the first two goals that have also negatively affected hosts’ morale.
Scotland is the third in the Group F, with Slovakia above with four points. England is the leader of the group, with two points ahead of Slovaks.
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