Saturday, 16 December, 2017

Scotland Captain Darren Fletcher Suffers Gruesome Ear Injury in Win Over Slovakia

Slovakia focus ahead of their World Cup qualifier with Scotland Scotland vs Slovakia World Cup Qualifying UEFA
Elias Hubbard | 08 October, 2017, 01:15

Harry Kane secured England's place at the World Cup by scoring in stoppage time to seal a 1-0 victory over Slovenia on Thursday that highlighted the limitations of Gareth Southgate's Russia-bound team. It looks like I've been bitten by Mike Tyson!

"We have gained real momentum over the last few months with the performances and results we have had", the Derby forward said.

The nation rejoiced on Thursday night as Martin Skrtel diverted Ikechi Anya's cross into the net.

"We are on a good run but we still have the last game and it is not finished yet".

A late Martin Skrtel own-goal gave the Tartan Army a memorable three points at Hampden Park as they kept their World Cup hopes alive.

"Slovakia going down to 10 men shook us for a bit because we had done our work against 11 - and then it changes".

Slovakia, despite this crushing loss, is not out of the running either, as it hosts bottom-of-the-group Malta and could overtake Scotland if it fails to win that final game.

"We knew it was going to be hard, and it's still going to be hard", said Gordon.

"Leigh Griffiths may be no Kane but he's our main man again and he's started to score some important goals, so a lot of faith will be placed in him", said Nicholas to Sky Sports.

The 1-0 victory means another three points on Sunday in Ljubljana will put Scotland second in the table and in prime position to reach their first play-off since 2003 as the road to Russian Federation intensifies.

"If we keep that spirit together we'll have another good chance going into Sunday's game". We'll enjoy the win but now we need to quickly turn our attentions to Sunday'. I had big Chris Martin back in front of me heading one away at the end.

After hitting the woodwork twice and seeing Slovakia keeper Martin Dubravka produce four world-class saves, Scotland must have thought their World Cup adventure was over.

"The players and staff will now recover and get ready for going across there and it can end with us in the play-offs".

"Nobody can get ahead of themselves and we need to keep everybody's feet on the ground".

Slovenia can only move up to second with a win if Slovakia slip up at home.

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