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McFadden strike stuns Dutch

Published: Sunday 16 November 2003, 0.55CET
Scotland 1-0 Netherlands James McFadden's goal ensured the Scots seized the upper hand in Glasgow.

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Yellow cards2
 
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Published: Sunday 16 November 2003, 0.55CET

McFadden strike stuns Dutch

Scotland 1-0 Netherlands James McFadden's goal ensured the Scots seized the upper hand in Glasgow.

By Alex O'Henley at Hampden Park

Scotland recorded a famous win against the Netherlands in the first leg of their UEFA EURO 2004™ play-off at Hampden Park.

Amsterdam return
A first-half goal by James McFadden gave Berti Vogts' side a precious lead to take into the second leg in Amsterdam next Wednesday and a chance of making next year’s finals in Portugal.

Van Nistelrooij selected
Both coaches produced surprises in their lineups with Vogts preferring Paul Dickov to Kenny Miller in attack. Despite pre-match speculation that Ruud van Nistelrooij would be relegated to the bench, Advocaat started with the Manchester United FC striker leading the attack alongside Patrick Kluivert.

Bright start
The Dutch created the first chance of the game within a minute. Marc Overmars won a free-kick on the left and from Andy van der Meyde's centre, Kluivert flashed a shot just wide of the Scotland goal. The early scare spurred Scotland forward and in the eleventh minute McFadden tested Edwin van de Sar after a poor header from Jaap Stam fell to him on the edge of the penalty box.

Naysmith to rescue
Immediately the Dutch broke to the other end and Van der Meyde found himself with time and space in the Scottish penalty area, but Gary Naysmith managed to get a last-ditch tackle in before the Internazionale FC player could get his shot away.

Scots ahead
Scotland were enjoying more possession now and in the 22nd minute they deservedly went ahead. The Dutch defence failed to clear a corner from McFadden and when the ball came back to the Everton FC forward, McFadden played a sublime one-two with Darren Fletcher before hitting a left foot shot that took a deflection off Frank de Boer and rose past Van der Sar into the net.

Douglas save
The Netherlands were stunned and immediately pushed forward looking for an equaliser. Rab Douglas, the Scotland goalkeeper, was called upon to deal with a header from Stam and then Van der Meyde, who was causing problems for Naysmith down the left, fired a right foot shot just over the crossbar.

Penalty appeal
Six minutes before half-time, De Boer had a free header at the back post after he had escaped the attentions of Christian Dailly, but Naysmith was on the line to clear the ball away. Just before half-time, Dailly was booked for kicking the ball away after a challenge on Van der Meyde and the yellow card means he misses the second leg in Amsterdam next Wednesday.

Seedorf needed
Advocaat replaced Giovanni van Bronckhorst with Clarence Seedorf for the second half as the Dutch continued to take the game to the Scots. A cross from Van der Meyde within a minute of the re-start found Van Nistelrooij, but his header was straight at Douglas.

Dutch denied
Stam strode forward in the 57th minute and hit a left-foot shot that went just over the bar. The big defender, who will miss the second leg after being booked, was involved again minutes later when his cross from the right caused panic. Kluivert beat Wilkie to the ball and his knockdown fell to Van der Meyde who smashed a shot that came back off the crossbar.

Dramatic finish
Seedorf wasted an opportunity for the Dutch with 17 minutes left after a good one-two with substitute Rafael Van der Vaart on the edge of the box.  As the Dutch pushed forward they risked conceding again but the best chances still fell to the visitors. Van der Vaart's rasping drive in added time just went wide of the post and the Scots hung on.

Last updated: 17/11/03 9.04CET

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Lineups

Scotland

Scotland

Netherlands

Netherlands

1
DouglasRobert Douglas (GK)
1
Van der SarEdwin van der Sar (GK)
2
McNamaraJackie McNamara
2
OoijerAndré Ooijer
Yellow Card59
3
NaysmithGary Naysmith
3
StamJaap Stam
Yellow Card82
4
PressleySteven Pressley
4
F. de BoerFrank de Boer
5
WilkieLee Wilkie
5
Van BronckhorstGiovanni van Bronckhorst
Substitution46
6
FergusonBarry Ferguson
6
CocuPhillip Cocu
7
D. FletcherDarren Fletcher
7
Van der MeydeAndy van der Meyde
8
DaillyChristian Dailly
Yellow Card42
8
DavidsEdgar Davids
Substitution60
9
DickovPaul Dickov
Substitution66
9
Van NistelrooyRuud van Nistelrooy
10
McFaddenJames McFadden
Goal22
Yellow Card26
Substitution90
10
KluivertPatrick Kluivert
Substitution77
11
McCannNeil McCann
Substitution71
11
OvermarsMarc Overmars

Substitutes

12
GouldJonathan Gould (GK)
16
WaterreusRonald Waterreus (GK)
14
PearsonStephen Pearson
Substitution71
14
SeedorfClarence Seedorf
Substitution46
17
MillerKenny Miller
Substitution66
15
Van der VaartRafael van der Vaart
Substitution60
18
HutchisonDon Hutchison
Substitution90
18
MakaayRoy Makaay
Substitution77
13
G. AlexanderGraham Alexander
12
ZendenBoudewijn Zenden
15
CaldwellSteven Caldwell
13
ReizigerMichael Reiziger
16
CrawfordSteven Crawford
17
Van HooijdonkPierre van Hooijdonk

Coach

Berti Vogts (GER) Dick Advocaat (NED)

Referee

Terje Hauge (NOR)

Assistant referees

Steinar Holvik (NOR), Ole Hermann Borgan (NOR)

Fourth official

Tom Henning Øvrebø (NOR)

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