McTominay: The Hero of the International Break

by Frederick Akinola
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Scott McTominay

McTominay helped Scotland get their Euro 2024 qualification campaign off to the perfect start when he scored twice in their 3-0 win against Cyprus and was at it again just four days later to put Spain to the sword at Hampden Park.

Scott McTominay crashed in a deflected opener after just seven minutes, triggering an explosion of noise inside a charged Hampden Park.

Scotland, in their first competitive victory over Spain for 39 years, now top Group A – three points above the humbled Spaniards and five in front of a stuttering Norway.

McTominay scores for Scotland against Spain

Spain suffered their first defeat in a Euro qualifying match since October 2014 , having won 17 of their last 19 such fixtures and never conceding more than once in a game in this run.

McTominay became the first Scotland player to score a brace against Spain since Maurice Johnston in a World Cup qualifier in November 1984, which also came in a win at Hampden Park.

The Manchester United midfielder has scored twice in each of his last two caps, becoming just the second Scotland player this century to score a brace in consecutive international outings, after James Forrest in November 2018.

Scotland go to Norway on 16 June for an encounter which could have huge ramifications in Group A, before hosting Georgia three days later.

Source: BBC Sports

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