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McManus saves Scottish blushes at the last

Published: Tuesday 7 September 2010, 23.45CET
Scotland 2-1 Liechtenstein
Mario Frick's stylish goal looked to have earned the visitors a point until Stephen McManus' late winner.
McManus saves Scottish blushes at the last
Stephen McManus celebrates scoring his late winner ©Getty Images

Match statistics

ScotlandLiechtenstein

Goals scored2
 
1
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts7
 
3
Attempts on target4
 
2
Attempts off target3
 
1
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners7
 
0
Offsides3
 
2
Yellow cards4
 
7
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed6
 
12
Fouls suffered11
 
6

Standings

Last updated: 13/02/2013 10:53 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 7 September 2010, 23.45CET

McManus saves Scottish blushes at the last

Scotland 2-1 Liechtenstein
Mario Frick's stylish goal looked to have earned the visitors a point until Stephen McManus' late winner.

Stephen McManus scored seven minutes into added time as Scotland came from behind to earn a dramatic 2-1 victory against Group I outsiders Liechtenstein.

For 16 minutes at Hampden Park, Mario Frick's opener just after half-time had looked set to earn Liechtenstein a first away win since a 4-0 triumph over Luxembourg in October 2004. Kenny Miller ended any such thoughts and McManus dashed their chances of even a memorable point with his last-gasp header for Craig Levein's side.

Hans-Peter Zaugg's pre-match assertion that his side would need to survive early Scottish pressure proved an astute one. Indeed, they had clearly heeded his words of caution because Scotland, despite their possession and positive intentions, cut frustrated first-half figures. Misdirected headers from Lee McCulloch and Kris Boyd aside, Peter Jehle's goal was rarely threatened.

Untested and, as such, unfazed, Liechtenstein grew in stature and even warmed the palms of Allan McGregor through Sandro Wieser's low shot just before half-time. Scotland had been warned but were still caught cold only a minute after the break. Though David Hasler supplied the cultured cross, it was Frick's one-touch control, stylish spin into space and delightfully shaped shot which left McGregor scrambling to no avail.

Captain Darren Fletcher, winning his 50th cap, was the first to attempt to drag his side back into contention with a stinging first-time shot parried behind by Jehle. The experienced FC Vaduz goalkeeper was helpless four minutes later, though, as Miller pounced on Michael Stocklasa's partial clearance and unleashed a shot of real venom which flew into the roof of the net. Any subsequent impetus was short-lived despite the best efforts of a restless home crowd but they could finally breathe a sigh of relief when McManus headed Barry Robson's corner past Jehle to send Scotland top of the section.

Last updated: 08/09/10 0.29CET

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Lineups

Scotland

Scotland

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

1
A. McGregorAllan McGregor (GK)
Yellow Card88
1
JehlePeter Jehle (GK)
2
HuttonAlan Hutton
Yellow Card90+4
3
Mic. StocklasaMichael Stocklasa
3
WallaceLee Wallace
Substitution54
4
RechsteinerMartin Rechsteiner
Yellow Card68
4
McManusStephen McManus
Goal90+7
5
OehriYves Oehri
5
WeirDavid Weir
6
StocklasaMartin Stocklasa
Yellow Card51
6
McCullochLee McCulloch
Yellow Card86
10
FrickMario Frick (C)
Goal47
Yellow Card67
Substitution79
7
D. FletcherDarren Fletcher (C)
11
BurgmeierFranz Burgmeier
Yellow Card9
8
BrownScott Brown
15
D. HaslerDavid Hasler
Substitution90+2
9
MillerKenny Miller
Goal63
16
ErnePhilippe Erne
10
BoydKris Boyd
Substitution66
20
WieserSandro Wieser
Yellow Card31
Substitution71
11
McFaddenJames McFadden
Substitution46
23
PolverinoMichele Polverino
Yellow Card90+4

Substitutes

12
GilksMatthew Gilks (GK)
12
BiçerCengiz Biçer (GK)
13
AdamCharlie Adam
2
L. EberleLucas Eberle
14
BerraChristophe Berra
8
R. BüchelRonny Büchel
Substitution71
15
MorrisonJames Morrison
Substitution46
17
HanselmannRony Hanselmann
16
RobsonBarry Robson
Substitution54
Yellow Card57
18
N. HaslerNicolas Hasler
Substitution90+2
17
HartleyPaul Hartley
19
D'EliaFabio D'Elia
Substitution79
Yellow Card90+1
18
S. NaismithSteven Naismith
Substitution66
22
VogtFranz-Josef Vogt

Coach

Craig Levein (SCO) Hans-Peter Zaugg (SUI)

Referee

Viktor Shvetsov (UKR)

Assistant referees

Oleksandr Voytyuk (UKR), Mykola Levko (UKR)

Fourth official

Andriy Shandor (UKR)

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