Hampden Park - Glasgow 11/09/2012 - 21:00CET (20:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group A

Scotland - FYROM
1-1
 

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Scotland held at home by FYROM

Published: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 23.00CET
Scotland 1-1 FYROM
Kenny Miller secured the home side a second consecutive draw in Group A after Nikolce Noveski had put the visitors in front.
Scotland held at home by FYROM
Kenny Miller is mobbed by his team-mates after drawing Scotland level ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Scotland
FYROM

1

Goals scored

1

8

Total attempts

13

3

Attempts on target

7

4

off target

4

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

1

5

Corners

5

2

Offsides

3

1

Yellow cards

5

0

Red Cards

0

8

Fouls committed

10

6

Fouls suffered

7

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 10:35 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
SSI Err
Published: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 23.00CET

Scotland held at home by FYROM

Scotland 1-1 FYROM
Kenny Miller secured the home side a second consecutive draw in Group A after Nikolce Noveski had put the visitors in front.

Given a stern examination throughout, Scotland were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, who gained their first point in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group A.

The onus rested on the hosts following their goalless home draw with Serbia on Saturday but it was FYROM who seized the initiative and took an eleventh-minute lead courtesy of Nikolce Noveski. Kenny Miller hauled Scotland level with half-time looming, before both sides passed up good opportunities in a lively second period.

On the front foot for long stretches, the visitors showed early sparkle as the mood inside Hampden Park turned anxious. They did not have to wait long for the goal their possession merited, Ivan Tričkovski accepting a measured return from Nikola Gligorov, before squaring for Noveski to slide in. With Scotland wobbling, FYROM looked poised to do more damage when Goran Pandev concluded a sweeping counterattack by firing a venomous shot into the legs of Allan McGregor.

Miller lifted the gloom three minutes before the interval, applying the finishing touch to Jamie Mackie's centre. A buoyed Scotland began the second half with renewed optimism, while Cedomir Janevski's charges turned defence into attack with unnerving efficiency.

Charlie Adam replaced Miller on the hour and his introduction almost bore fruit when fellow substitute Jordan Rhodes turned his inviting cross into the side netting. Not content with their lot, FYROM got forward one last time, Mirko Ivanovski combining with Pandev, before seeing a low drive repelled by McGregor.

Last updated: 08/05/14 8.01CET

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Lineups

Scotland

Scotland

FYROM

FYROM

1Allan McGregor (GK)1Martin Bogatinov (GK)
2Alan Hutton2Daniel Georgievski
3Paul Dixon3Goran Popov
4Christophe Berra4Nikolce Noveski
Goal11
5Gary Caldwell (C)6Vance Sikov
7James Morrison
Substitution66
7Ivan Tričkovski
Substitution38
8Andy Webster10Goran Pandev (C)
Yellow Card53
9Kenny Miller
Goal43
Substitution58
16Nikola Gligorov
Yellow Card52
Substitution70
15Jamie Mackie
Substitution77
18Muhamed Demiri
16Shaun Maloney19Agim Ibraimi
Yellow Card23
Substitution89
17James Forrest21Mirko Ivanovski

Substitutes

12David Marshall (GK)22Kristijan Naumovski (GK)
6Charlie Adam
Substitution58
Yellow Card60
5Boban Grncarov
10Robert Snodgrass8Velice Sumulikoski
Substitution70
Yellow Card78
11Steven Naismith
Substitution77
9Stevica Ristic
13Grant Hanley11Feran Hasani
Substitution38
Yellow Card40
14Jordan Rhodes
Substitution66
12Tome Pacovski (GK)
18Don Cowie14Aleksandar Lazevski
19Graham Dorrans15Daniel Mojsov
20Ross McCormack17Darko Tasevski
Substitution89
21Craig Samson (GK)20Dragan Georgiev
22Richard Foster
23Matthew Phillips

Coach

Craig Levein (SCO) Cedomir Janevski (MKD)

Referee

Sergei Karasev (RUS)

Assistant referees

Anton Averianov (RUS), Tikhon Kalugin (RUS)

Fourth official

Maksim Layushkin (RUS)

Legend:

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

See also

  • Scotland

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Wales, 12 October 2012, 2-1
  • FYROM

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Croatia, 12 October 2012, 1-2
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