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Wotherspoon winner shocks the Netherlands

Published: Monday 14 November 2011, 20.24CET
Netherlands 1-2 Scotland
David Wotherspoon hit the winner as Scotland jumped to second in qualifying Group 10, ending the Jong Oranje's perfect start to the campaign.
Wotherspoon winner shocks the Netherlands
Hibernian's David Wotherspoon got the clincher for Scotland ©Getty Images
Published: Monday 14 November 2011, 20.24CET

Wotherspoon winner shocks the Netherlands

Netherlands 1-2 Scotland
David Wotherspoon hit the winner as Scotland jumped to second in qualifying Group 10, ending the Jong Oranje's perfect start to the campaign.

Scotland moved to within a point of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 10 leaders the Netherlands, ending the hosts' perfect start with victory in Nijmegen.

Hibernian FC forward David Wotherspoon shot low into Marco Bizot's goal ten minutes after the interval to ensure the unbeaten Scots leapfrogged Bulgaria into second spot.

The visitors were in front two minutes in, Huddersfield Town FC forward Jordan Rhodes stealing ahead of a stationary Virgil van Dijk to head in James Forrest's right-wing cross for his sixth goal in his last three qualifiers.

The lead lasted ten minutes before a goalkeeping error from Mark Ridgers drew the hosts level. Adam Maher's over-hit free-kick appeared harmless but the Heart of Midlothian FC stopper fumbled under no pressure and the ball bounced over the goal line.

The keeper showed spirit to respond strongly, producing a number of good saves, most impressively from Luciano Narsingh's stinging ten-metre drive. Ola John and Stefan de Vrij also saw efforts repelled after the interval, but Scotland continued to threaten on the break. Rhodes headed wide Greg Wylde's left-wing cross moments before Wotherspoon won it, while Van Dijk missed two excellent chances to rescue a point in the dying moments.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.20CET

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Lineups

Netherlands

Netherlands

Scotland

Scotland

1
BizotMarco Bizot (GK)
1
RidgersMark Ridgers (GK)
Goal12
2
LeerdamKelvin Leerdam
2
JackRyan Jack (C)
3
van DijkVirgil van Dijk
3
HanlonPaul Hanlon
4
De VrijStefan de Vrij
4
WilsonDanny Wilson
5
BurnetLorenzo Burnet
Substitution86
5
PerryRoss Perry
6
ClasieJordy Clasie
6
KellyLiam Kelly
7
NarsinghLuciano Narsingh
7
ForrestJames Forrest
Substitution84
8
FerLeroy Fer (C)
Yellow Card30
8
CairneyThomas Cairney
Substitution71
9
BaraziteNacer Barazite
9
RhodesJordan Rhodes
Goal2
10
MaherAdam Maher
Substitution72
10
WotherspoonDavid Wotherspoon
Yellow Card23
Goal55
11
JohnOla John
Substitution72
11
WyldeGregg Wylde
Substitution90+2

Substitutes

16
PadtSergio Padt (GK)
12
ArcherJordan Archer (GK)
12
RienstraBen Rienstra
13
ColeDarren Cole
13
SchalkAlex Schalk
Substitution86
14
AllanScott Allan
14
KieftenbeldMaikel Kieftenbeld
15
PalmerLiam Palmer
Substitution71
15
BacunaLeandro Bacuna
Substitution72
16
GriffithsLeigh Griffiths
Substitution90+2
18
Van AanholtPatrick van Aanholt
Substitution72
17
RussellJohnny Russell
18
PawlettPeter Pawlett
Substitution84

Coach

Cor Pot (NED) Billy Stark (SCO)

Referee

Vladimir Kazmenko (RUS)

Assistant referees

Ilya Baryshnikov (RUS), Vitali Drozdov (RUS)

Fourth official

Aleksei Eskov (RUS)

Legend:

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