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Scots turn on the style against Albania

Published: Wednesday 1 April 2009, 20.15CET
Scotland 5-2 Albania
David Godwillie, Chris McGuire, Andrew Shinnie, Jamie Murphy and Stephen McGinn registered in an emphatic success for Billy Stark's young Scotland.
Scots turn on the style against Albania
Scotland earned a confident win against Albania ©Getty Images

Match statistics

ScotlandAlbania

Goals scored5
 
2
Attempts on target5
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 21/03/2013 14:33 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
Published: Wednesday 1 April 2009, 20.15CET

Scots turn on the style against Albania

Scotland 5-2 Albania
David Godwillie, Chris McGuire, Andrew Shinnie, Jamie Murphy and Stephen McGinn registered in an emphatic success for Billy Stark's young Scotland.

Scotland put themselves in pole position to qualify for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs with their second win in five days against Albania.

Head start

David Godwillie opened the scoring nine minutes before half-time and further second half strikes from Chris McGuire, Andrew Shinnie, Jamie Murphy and Stephen McGinn gave the young Scots an emphatic 5-2 victory at the Falkirk Stadium. The result, coupled with their 1-0 win over Albania last Saturday in Elbasan, means that Billy Stark's side have six points from their opening two fixtures in qualifying Group 10 giving them a head start on rivals Azerbaijan, Austria and Belarus, who have yet to start their campaigns.

'Work to be done'

"We are thrilled," Stark told uefa.com. "It was a gamble for us to take these games so early on but we had confidence in the players and that has been more than justified. Albania didn't do themselves justice but it was a fantastic win and the boys can be so pleased with the way we've taken care of these two games. However, we're not getting carried away because there's still a lot of work to be done."

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.20CET

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Lineups

Scotland

Scotland

Albania

Albania

1
MartinAlan Martin (GK)
1
MockaShpetim Mocka (GK)
2
CaddisPaul Caddis (C)
6
ArberiPolizoi Arberi
Yellow Card49
3
ScobbieThomas Scobbie
13
MalotaRenato Malota
4
MitchellChristopher Mitchell
3
BicajDitmar Bicaj
5
HanlonPaul Hanlon
14
VeliuFranc Veliu
6
ArfieldScott Arfield
8
LilajSabien Lilaj
Yellow Card76
7
ShinnieAndrew Shinnie
Goal54
7
MalindiEnco Malindi (C)
8
McDonaldKevin McDonald
Substitution68
11
KarabeciErando Karabeci
9
MaguireChristopher Maguire
Goal51
17
VilaEmilian Vila
Goal89
10
GoodwillieDavid Goodwillie
Goal36
Substitution72
10
HykaJahmir Hyka
Goal73
11
BannanBarry Bannan
Substitution65
9
JanuziAhmed Januzi

Substitutes

12
GallacherScott Gallacher (GK)
12
HoxmaSulejman Hoxma (GK)
13
McAuslandMarc McAusland
4
ThanaJozef Thana
14
GrayDavid Gray
5
FilipiBrio Filipi
15
FleckJohn Fleck
Substitution65
2
ShehajArdit Shehaj
16
McGinnStephen McGinn
Substitution68
Goal90+1
15
HyshmeriRenato Hyshmeri
17
MurphyJamie Murphy
Substitution72
Goal75
Yellow Card83
16
TragajBazjon Tragaj
18
LoyRory Loy
18
CelaSermiran Cela

Coach

Billy Stark (SCO) Artan Bushati (ALB)

Referee

Sandor Szabo (HUN)

Assistant referees

Zsolt Attila Szpisjak (HUN), György Ring (HUN)

Fourth official

Zoltan Ivanyi (HUN)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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