Hello and welcome to live minute-by-minute coverage of Scotland’s clash with Moldova.
World Cup Qualification UEFA / Matchday 9
Stadionul Zimbru / 12.11.2021
FULL TIME: Moldova 0-2 Scotland
Another change for Scotland as Turnbull comes on for his third cap and the away team have surely done enough for three points now. This will put them in the 2022 World Cup play-offs!
There will be three minutes of stoppage time played at the end of the match.
Stoke City forward Brown was handed his first call-up for this international break. The 23-year-old is a bit of an unknown quantity with his call-up catching many by surprise.
And here's Brown to make his Scotland debut.
A second change for Scotland as McLean comes on for Gilmour.
While Hendry is prone to lapses of concentration, the Club Brugge central defender is key to the way Scotland play out from the back. Clarke has managed to get the best out of him.
Hendry left Scottish football having failed to prove himself good enough for Celtic, but the young defender has found his feet in Belgium where he is now a first team figure for Club Brugge. He’s been good tonight.
It seemed inevitable that there would be a tense finale to this crucial match. That's just how Scotland do things. Gordon had other ideas, though! Massive save from the keeper.
PENALTY SAVED! Gordon saves from the spot! Not only that, Tierney gets back to prevent the rebound from being converted! Scotland still have their two-goal advantage!
PENALTY KICK TO MOLDOVA! The referee points to the spot after a handball by Patterson! Moldova have a lifeline!
VAR check! This could be a penalty kick to Moldova. The ball appeared to strike Patterson on the arm and the referee is now looking at the monitor at the side of the pitch.
1998 was the last time Scotland qualified for a World Cup. Of course, they qualified for Euro 2020, but the World Cup is the tournament they really want to make an appearance at.
A change for Scotland and it's Nisbet on for Armstrong who had a good game.
After this, Scotland face Denmark in their final group stage fixture. However, they might not want to count on that game for any points given Denmark’s strong qualification record.
GILMOUR... wide! Robertson's cross is cleared, the ball is recycled and Gilmour is set up for the shot, but the 20-year-old midfielder sends his effort wide. He dragged it a bit.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO... NO! McGregor's shot is saved, but Adams is on the case to finish! The Scotland forward was clearly in an offside position, though.
There are some who believe Clarke’s pragmatism is holding back this talented group of Scotland players, but few can argue with the national team’s record under their current manager.