26/10/2019

Scotland 6-0 San Marino: John McGinn nets hat-trick in Euro 2020 qualifier


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Since Scotland ended a run of four beats with a win over San Marino at a sodden Hampden john McGinn scored his first career hat-trick.
McGinn, 24, became the first Scotland player to evaluate some treble.
Lawrence Shankland and Stuart Findlay marked goals on their first starts.
A sixth was included by stuart Armstrongs free-kick as the pressure of head coach Steve Clarke was eased following Thursdays 4-0 defeat by Russia.
His side goes up to fourth in Group I, above Kazakhstan who lost at home to Belgium.
Together with Cyprus the Scots are now 1 point before completing at home against the Kazakhs behind the facet who they confront next month in Nicosia.
Scotland can still be eligible for their first tournament since 1998 via the Euro 2020 play-offs, which start in March, with gained the opportunity to advance this past year by winning their own Nations League group.
More to follow.

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