Scott McTominay scores last-gasp winner to give Scotland dramatic win
Scott McTominay scored a last-gasp winner to ensure Scotland earned a crucial three points following a dramatic 3-2 World Cup qualifying win against Israel.
With the scores level, a John McGinn corner in the 94th minute was flicked on by Jack Hendry and McTominay had timed his run perfectly at the back post to chest the ball into the back of the net and sent the Hampden Park crowd delirious.
It was a massive win for Steve Clarke’s side which means they sit second in the group and are now four points ahead of third place Israel with three games to play.
With clashes against the Faroe Islands on Tuesday and Moldova in November to come, Clarke’s side have a great chance to secure World Cup qualification before the last game against group leaders Denmark.
What a moment for McTominay
Playing in front of Sir Alex Ferguson, McTominay was played in his familiar centre back role for Scotland on the right of a back three.
McTominay had 85 touches and only Nathan Paterson (90) and Billy Gilmour (93) had more than the United midfielder.
He completed 48 of his attempted 58 passes (83%) and created one chance as well as completing both of his attempted dribbles.
He made one tackle, three interceptions and one clearance. The 24-year-old won all three of aerial duels (SofaScore).
It was the perfect occasion to score his first goal for the Scot’s on his 27th cap for the national side.
With Fred seemingly ruled out of United’s trip to Leicester, it’s very likely that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will start the Scot in the double pivot against Brendan Rodgers’ side.
It was a beautiful moment for McTominay and thoroughly deserved. When the ball went in the back of the net, United’s number 39 looked in a state of shock and then he realised the scale and importance of the goal and soaked up the atmosphere.