Scott McTominay netted two goals to fire Scotland to a famous Euro qualifying win over Spain at Hampden Park.

The Manchester United star was back in the starting line-up after being left on the bench against Cyprus on Saturday.

McTominay scored twice as a substitute against Cyprus turn a slender 1-0 win into a 3-0 victory.

He was rewarded with a start against Spain, and Scotland manager Steve Clarke will be thrilled with his decision.

Scotland v Spain: Group A - UEFA EURO 2024 Qualifying Round
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McTominay leads Scotland to win over Spain

Scott McTominay set the tone for a victory by opening the scoring for Scotland in the seventh minute.

He then repeated his heroics by doubling Scotland’s lead early in the second half.

This was McTominay being deployed at his best. Forget trying to use him as a holding midfielder, or even as a centre-back like Scotland have done previously. Let him get forward into the box, and he can make an impact.

After previously scoring one goal in 36 international games for Scotland, McTominay now has four in his last two.

Up against a Spain midfield captained by Manchester City midfielder Rodri, the Manchester United midfielder’s performance will live long in the memory.

This was Scotland’s first victory over Spain since a World Cup qualifier in 1984.

With Marcel Sabitzer picking up a knock for Austria this week too, and Casemiro still suspended, McTominay’s return to form comes at the perfect time for Manchester United.

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