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Dream start for impressive Scots

Published: Wednesday 6 September 2006, 21.15CET
Lithuania 1-2 Scotland Scotland made it two wins from two games as goals from Christian Dailly and Kenny Miller overcame Lithuania in Kaunas.
Dream start for impressive Scots
James McFadden and Kenny Miller celebrate ©AFP

Match statistics

LithuaniaScotland

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target3
 
3
Attempts off target13
 
3
Corners10
 
5
Fouls committed11
 
9
Yellow cards4
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:56 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 6 September 2006, 21.15CET

Dream start for impressive Scots

Lithuania 1-2 Scotland Scotland made it two wins from two games as goals from Christian Dailly and Kenny Miller overcame Lithuania in Kaunas.

Scotland made it two wins from their opening two UEFA EURO 2008™ Group B qualifiers as second-half goals from Christian Dailly and Kenny Miller secured an impressive away victory against Lithuania in Kaunas.

Promising start
Lithuania, buoyed by their 1-1 draw in Italy at the weekend, started brightly and defender Tomas Zvirgzdauskas threatened to score when Dailly was forced to head his shot off the line, though Scotland showed their intent when Nigel Quashie forced a good save from Žydrunas Karčemarskas soon afterwards. After a tight first period where neither side could force the opener, the Scots needed only a minute of the second half to move in front when Dailly climbed high to meet Gary Naysmith's outswinging corner and nod powerfully past Karčemarskas.

Miller thriller
Lithuania had a glorious opportunity to level in the 57th minute after Scotland were too slow to clear their lines from a free-kick and the ball broke kindly for Robertas Poškus, but he lashed wildly at it with his left foot and blazed over when he should have hit the target. Scotland's influential front man Miller collected his second booking of the campaign - and will be suspended against France in October - but made his presence felt with the visitors' excellent second goal, latching on to a bouncing ball and controlling with his chest before blasting in on the volley.

Poškus miss
Poškus was unlucky not to get more out of a difficult chance he created for himself by hooking a left-footed shot wide before Lithuania set up a barnstorming finish when substitute Darius Miceika pulled one back courtesy of a spectacular overhead kick with six minutes to play. However, the equaliser eluded the hosts and Scotland held on.

Last updated: 07/09/06 0.18CET

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Lineups

Lithuania

Lithuania

Scotland

Scotland

1
KarčemarskasŽydrūnas Karčemarskas (GK)
1
GordonCraig Gordon (GK)
2
StankevičiusMarius Stankevičius
2
DaillyChristian Dailly
Yellow Card39
Goal46
3
DziaukstasRolandas Dziaukstas
3
NaysmithGary Naysmith
5
SkerlaAndrius Skerla
4
PressleySteven Pressley
6
ŽvirgždauskasTomas Žvirgždauskas
Yellow Card9
5
WeirDavid Weir (C)
7
SavenasMantas Savenas
Substitution50
6
G. CaldwellGary Caldwell
Yellow Card56
9
DanilevičiusTomas Danilevičius (C)
7
D. FletcherDarren Fletcher
10
KalonasMindaugas Kalonas
Yellow Card78
8
HartleyPaul Hartley
Substitution88
11
PoškusRobertas Poškus
Yellow Card62
9
MillerKenny Miller
Yellow Card29
Goal63
13
MikoliūnasSaulius Mikoliūnas
Substitution66
10
QuashieNigel Quashie
Substitution43
14
PreiksaitisAidas Preiksaitis
Yellow Card14
Substitution81
11
McFaddenJames McFadden
Substitution21

Substitutes

12
MalinauskasMindaugas Malinauskas (GK)
12
N. AlexanderNeil Alexander (GK)
8
LabukasTadas Labukas
Substitution66
13
G. AlexanderGraham Alexander
Substitution21
16
MiceikaDarius Miceika
Substitution81
Goal85
16
BoydKris Boyd
Substitution43
17
TamošauskasTomas Tamošauskas
Substitution50
17
SeverinScott Severin
Substitution88
4
PaulauskasGediminas Paulauskas
14
AndersonRussell Anderson
15
ZelmikasIrmantas Zelmikas
15
NeilsonRobbie Neilson
18
KavaliauskasVitalijus Kavaliauskas
18
TealeGary Stewart Teale

Coach

Algimantas Liubinskas (LTU) Walter Smith (SCO)

Referee

Vladimir Hrinak (SVK)

Assistant referees

Roman Slyško (SVK), Tomaš Somolani (SVK)

Fourth official

Richard Havrilla (SVK)

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