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Four-goal Scotland surge to summit

Published: Saturday 14 November 2009, 2.45CET
Azerbaijan 0-4 Scotland
Billy Stark's side soared to the top of qualifying Group 10 with a comfortable win away against a point-less Azerbaijan.
by Erkin Ibragimov
from Baku
Four-goal Scotland surge to summit
Celtic's Paul Caddis created the first goal ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 14 November 2009, 2.45CET

Four-goal Scotland surge to summit

Azerbaijan 0-4 Scotland
Billy Stark's side soared to the top of qualifying Group 10 with a comfortable win away against a point-less Azerbaijan.

Scotland soared to the top of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 10 with a 4-0 cruise away against point-less Azerbaijan.

In-form Murphy
Jamie Murphy, scorer of a last-gasp winner in Scotland's previous qualifier at home to Belarus, continued his impressive form by opening the scoring after 26 minutes following a low cross from Paul Caddis, and Billy Stark's men had breathing space when Scott Arfield added a second ten minutes later. Murphy received a pass in his own half and sprinted away from two defenders before putting the contest to bed on 54 minutes and should have completed his hat-trick before second-half substitutes Leigh Griffiths and Rory Loy combined for the latter to score seven minutes from time. The victory, coupled with Austria's 2-2 draw in Armenia on Friday, lifts Scotland two points clear with five matches played although Belarus can match the leaders' tally if they win their game in hand away to Albania on Tuesday.

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.51CET

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Lineups

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Scotland

Scotland

12
SadigovElchin Sadigov (GK)
1
MartinAlan Martin (GK)
3
V. HuseynovVurğun Huseynov
2
CaddisPaul Caddis (C)
5
N. MammadovNodar Mammadov (C)
Substitution46
3
MitchellChristopher Mitchell
Yellow Card31
6
NovruzovTagim Novruzov
4
HanlonPaul Hanlon
7
PashayevParvin Pashayev
Substitution72
5
PerryRoss Perry
10
ImamverdiyevCavid Imamverdiyev
6
CouttsPaul Coutts
Substitution52
11
MehdiyevEmin Mehdiyev
7
ArfieldScott Arfield
Goal36
13
S. RahimovShahriyar Rahimov
8
McDonaldKevin McDonald
14
SoltanovBakhtiyar Soltanov
9
MaguireChristopher Maguire
Substitution79
19
H. AkhundovHuseyn Akhundov
Substitution61
10
MurphyJamie Murphy
Goal26
Goal54
Substitution69
23
NarimanovTural Narimanov
11
BannanBarry Bannan

Substitutes

1
Ag. MammadovAgil Mammadov (GK)
12
GallacherScott Gallacher (GK)
2
T. AkhundovTural Akhundov
13
MarrJason Marr
8
MustafayevEmin Mustafayev
14
StevensonLewis Stevenson
9
KarimiNatig Karimi
Substitution72
15
WotherspoonDavid Wotherspoon
Substitution52
15
Hashim-ZadeFarid Hashim-Zade
16
ForbesRoss Forbes
16
RahimovFarrukh Rahimov
Substitution61
17
LoyRory Loy
Substitution79
Goal83
17
JafarguliyevEmin Jafarguliyev
Substitution46
18
GriffithsLeigh Griffiths
Substitution69

Coach

Bernhard Lippert (GER) Billy Stark (SCO)

Referee

Dragomir Stanković (SRB)

Assistant referees

Radovan Stepanovic (SRB), Sasa Bogicevic (SRB)

Fourth official

Slobodan Veselinović (SRB)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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