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Scotland 1-1 Poland: Krzysztof Piątek rules out Kieran Tierney’s first international goal

Scotland 1-1 Poland: Krzysztof Piatek dominated out Kieran Tierney’s first international goal with an injury-time penalty

  • Kieran Tierney scored his first international goal with a header within the second half
  • The Arsenal star scored with a header from John McGinn’s inviting free-kick  
  • Hampden Park had been subdued till Tierney’s 68th minute intervention 
  • However, it was later cancelled out by Krzysztof Piatek’s injury-time penalty 

The locals had hoped this might be one other night time for the ages in Glasgow, when sore throats could be adopted by sore heads and one joyous stagger nearer to a first World Cup in 24 years.

As it’s, who is aware of when, if in any respect, Scotland will play their play-off semi-final in opposition to Ukraine. In its place was a pleasant with Poland, a non-event earlier than Kieran Tierney’s second-half header, later cancelled out by Krzysztof Piatek’s injury-time penalty.

At least the Poles will study their World Cup destiny subsequent week. For Scotland, the wait goes on, and this was a reminder of what non-competitive soccer can really feel like. It was a case of earlier than the Lord Mayor’s present, every time that could be.

Krzysztof Piatek ruled out Kieran Tierney's first international goal with a penalty

Krzysztof Piatek dominated out Kieran Tierney’s first international goal with a penalty

To suppose, the final match right here was a raucous disposal of Denmark, climaxing six straight victories to e book a play-off berth. Instead, Hampden Park was largely subdued till the second of Tierney’s 68th-minute intervention, a cute glancer from John McGinn’s inviting free-kick.

But Poland, who stored Robert Lewandowski on the bench, clearly had each eyes on Tuesday’s play-off closing in opposition to Sweden or Czech Republic. On a unusually sodden pitch, they paddled by means of the motions, solely nicking a draw after Piatek was toppled by goalkeeper Craig Gordon within the 94th minute.

Steve Clarke, in equity, named his strongest accessible XI. Everton defender Nathan Patterson has performed simply 45 minutes since becoming a member of from Rangers in January. Hopefully for him Frank Lampard was watching, as a result of one mazy run and strike – forcing a superb save at 0-0 – was much more purposeful than most of what we’ve got seen at Goodison Park in latest months.

Billy Gilmour was busy in midfield however his goal-line block from Piatek’s blast was his most telling contribution and regarded to have ensured victory. But there was to be one late twist in an in any other case forgettable story.

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