Scotland wins 3-0 against Cyprus, thanks to goals from John McGinn and Scott McTominay
Scotland defeated Cyprus 3-0 on Saturday, thanks to goals from John McGinn and Scott McTominay, as the hosts got off to a winning start in their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign.
Steve Cooper’s side made a strong start, taking the lead in the 21st minute when McGinn tapped home Stuart Armstrong’s pinpoint cross, and sealing the victory late on when substitute McTominay netted a quickfire double in the closing stages.
Manchester United’s striker scored his first goal in the 87th minute, coolly slotting the ball home with a well-taken finish, before firing again in the third minute of injury time.
Nicolas Ioannou of Cyprus was shown a second yellow card for dissent shortly before the final whistle for kicking the ball away after a Scotland free-kick.
With the win, Scotland climbed to the top of Group A ahead of their second qualifier against Spain on Tuesday.