Scotland scored a last minute winner against Israel on Saturday and, boy, he enjoyed it.
After falling 1-0 and 2-1 behind, a stoppage-time winner from Scott McTominay took Steve Clarke’s side one step closer to qualifying for the 2022 World Cup with a victory 3-2.
The crowd went wild as Scott McTominay pocketed a last-minute winner
Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn called off Eran Zahavi’s opener in the 29th minute, before Munas Dabbur restored the visitors’ lead in the first half.
Queens Park Rangers forward Lyndon Dykes then equalized again after the break, making up for his first missed penalty, with McTominay appearing at the far post from a late corner to score the game-winning goal on the line.
The Hampden Park crowd, who were probably expecting the worst when their side suffered two delays, emphatically celebrated the last-minute goal.
And, just like they did throughout Euro 2020, home fans sang a rendition of “Yes Sir, I Can Boogie” as the full-time whistle blew.
A video posted to social media shows the Scottish team marching onto the pitch, as the crowd sing their new unofficial anthem.
The players – including scorer McTominay, Liverpool star Andy Robertson, 19-year-old Rangers ace Nathan Patterson and Ryan Christie of Bournemouth – seemed to enjoy the song as much as the fans.
And Tartan Army boss Clarke says fans played a big part in their return to Glasgow.
He said: “It was a great way to end the game and you see the atmosphere in the crowd.
Steve Clarke was delighted with the victory
“We can have fun, but not too much because it’s one of the away cup finals, now we have to dust ourselves off and face the Faroes.
“It gives us a little more conviction going forward, but I keep saying about this group of players – they show it every time they step onto the pitch.
The tartan army boogied all night long
“They want to succeed for their country, and that’s the goal of the second half. “
While Manchester United’s McTominay got on the scoresheet, it was Liverpool’s Robertson who was Scotland’s star man, with the left-back providing assists for two of Scotland’s three goals.
A full house in Hampden should be credited with this comeback! What an atmosphere and a big 3 points to support it! pic.twitter.com/o1aqn0tA3e
– Andy Robertson (@andrewrobertso5) 9 octobre 2021
Chelsea’s Billy Gilmour, on loan for the season at Norwich, also impressed, as the 20-year-old stepped up when his team needed him in the second half.
Scotland now face the Faroe Islands on Tuesday, as they look to build on their phenomenal victory on Saturday night and move even closer to a play-off spot.
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