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  • Date:07 Sep 2010
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:Hampden Park
  • Miller (62)
    McManus (90)
  • Frick (46)
Goal!

Live Commentary

97mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Barry Robson, Stephen McManus scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Scotland 2-1 Liechtenstein.Assist by Barry Robson.

96mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Morrison by Fabio D'Elia. The free kick is delivered right-footed by James Morrison from right wing, Martin Stocklasa manages to make a clearance.

96mins

Short corner taken by Franz Burgmeier.

94mins

Foul by Michele Polverino on Alan Hutton, free kick awarded. Michele Polverino booked. Alan Hutton is booked. Strike on goal comes in from Barry Robson from the free kick.

91mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Hutton by Fabio D'Elia. Fabio D'Elia goes into the referee's book. Nicolas Hasler replaces David Hasler. Free kick taken by Darren Fletcher.

89mins

Foul by Scott Brown on David Hasler, free kick awarded. Michele Polverino delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.

88mins

David Hasler challenges Alan Hutton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Darren Fletcher.

88mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Hutton by David Hasler. Free kick taken by Darren Fletcher. The referee shows Allan McGregor a yellow card.

86mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Weir on Martin Stocklasa. Peter Jehle takes the direct free kick.

85mins

Yves Oehri gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Fletcher. Caution for Lee McCulloch. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Barry Robson from left wing, Martin Stocklasa manages to make a clearance.

85mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Darren Fletcher, Michael Stocklasa manages to make a clearance.

84mins

Barry Robson decides to take a short corner, A cross is delivered by Darren Fletcher, blocked by Yves Oehri.

84mins

Barry Robson produces a cross, clearance by Martin Stocklasa.

84mins

Barry Robson sends in a cross, Martin Stocklasa makes a clearance.

84mins

Michele Polverino gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Hutton. Free kick taken by Lee McCulloch.

81mins

A cross is delivered by Alan Hutton, clearance made by Michael Stocklasa.

80mins

Philippe Erne fouled by Barry Robson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Yves Oehri.

80mins

Centre by Alan Hutton, clearance by Michael Stocklasa.

79mins

Unfair challenge on Darren Fletcher by Ronny Buchel results in a free kick. Darren Fletcher takes the free kick.

78mins

Fabio D'Elia replaces Mario Frick.

76mins

Alan Hutton delivers the ball, save by Peter Jehle.

76mins

Foul by Martin Rechsteiner on Scott Brown, free kick awarded. Darren Fletcher takes the free kick.

75mins

The ball is swung over by James Morrison, Martin Stocklasa manages to make a clearance.

74mins

Centre by Barry Robson.

73mins

Franz Burgmeier takes a shot. Save by Allan McGregor.

73mins

Lee McCulloch concedes a free kick for a foul on Michele Polverino. Michael Stocklasa takes the direct free kick.

71mins

(Liechtenstein) makes a substitution, with Ronny Buchel coming on for Sandro Wieser.

70mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Darren Fletcher.

69mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee McCulloch on Michael Stocklasa. Peter Jehle restarts play with the free kick.

69mins

Corner taken right-footed by Darren Fletcher, clearance by Michael Stocklasa.

68mins

Unfair challenge on Barry Robson by Martin Rechsteiner results in a free kick. Martin Rechsteiner is shown a yellow card. Shot on goal comes in from Barry Robson from the free kick.

67mins

The referee shows Mario Frick a yellow card. Corner taken right-footed by Michele Polverino, David Weir manages to make a clearance.

66mins

The ball is crossed by Franz Burgmeier, clearance made by Stephen McManus.

66mins

Steven Naismith is brought on as a substitute for Kris Boyd.

65mins

Shot by James Morrison from a long way out goes over the target.

64mins

The ball is sent over by Barry Robson.

64mins

David Hasler takes a shot. Save by Allan McGregor.

63mins

The ball is swung over by Barry Robson, Kenny Miller finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Scotland 1-1 Liechtenstein.

61mins

James Morrison produces a cross.

61mins

David Hasler is ruled offside. Allan McGregor takes the indirect free kick.

61mins

Mario Frick takes a shot. Blocked by Stephen McManus.

58mins

Yves Oehri challenges Barry Robson unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Barry Robson.

58mins

Corner taken short by Darren Fletcher.

58mins

Darren Fletcher produces a volleyed right-footed shot from 20 yards. Peter Jehle makes a save.

57mins

Barry Robson goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Corner taken right-footed by James Morrison from the left by-line, Stephen McManus has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.

56mins

A cross is delivered by Barry Robson, clearance made by Martin Rechsteiner.

54mins

Barry Robson replaces Lee Wallace.

51mins

Foul by Martin Stocklasa on Lee Wallace, free kick awarded. Martin Stocklasa receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Darren Fletcher fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

50mins

Mario Frick produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

49mins

Martin Rechsteiner challenges Scott Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Darren Fletcher crosses the ball in from the free kick.

46mins

Mario Frick fires in a goal from the edge of the area to the top right corner of the goal. Scotland 0-1 Liechtenstein.The assist for the goal came from David Hasler.

46mins

Scott Brown delivers the ball, Michael Stocklasa manages to make a clearance.

46mins

James Morrison on for James McFadden.

44mins

The referee penalises Philippe Erne for handball. James McFadden takes the direct free kick.

43mins

Kenny Miller gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Rechsteiner. Direct free kick taken by Michael Stocklasa.

43mins

Sandro Wieser takes a shot. Allan McGregor makes a save.

42mins

The ball is sent over by Mario Frick, Lee Wallace manages to make a clearance.

42mins

The ball is sent over by James McFadden, save made by Peter Jehle.

41mins

Short corner worked by Scott Brown.

40mins

Franz Burgmeier is caught offside. David Weir takes the indirect free kick.

39mins

Scott Brown sends in a cross.

36mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James McFadden by Sandro Wieser. Darren Fletcher restarts play with the free kick.

36mins

Lee Wallace challenges Philippe Erne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Sandro Wieser, save by Allan McGregor.

35mins

Michele Polverino fouled by James McFadden, the ref awards a free kick. Martin Stocklasa takes the direct free kick.

33mins

James McFadden challenges Martin Rechsteiner unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Peter Jehle.

31mins

Unfair challenge on Darren Fletcher by Sandro Wieser results in a free kick. Sandro Wieser is shown a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Stephen McManus.

30mins

A cross is delivered by Kenny Miller, save made by Peter Jehle.

30mins

The ball is crossed by Franz Burgmeier.

28mins

Mario Frick is ruled offside. Stephen McManus restarts play with the free kick.

27mins

Outswinging corner taken by James McFadden from the left by-line played to the near post, Philippe Erne makes a clearance.

26mins

David Weir gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Hasler. Direct free kick taken by Sandro Wieser.

26mins

The ball is sent over by Alan Hutton, Martin Rechsteiner manages to make a clearance.

25mins

Inswinging corner taken by James McFadden from the right by-line, Foul by Stephen McManus on Michael Stocklasa, free kick awarded. Peter Jehle restarts play with the free kick.

24mins

Kenny Miller sends in a cross, Kris Boyd has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.

23mins

Sandro Wieser challenges Lee McCulloch unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Weir restarts play with the free kick.

21mins

Kris Boyd produces a mishit right-footed shot from 35 yards and missed to the left of the target.

20mins

The referee blows for offside against James McFadden. Martin Stocklasa takes the indirect free kick.

19mins

The ball is delivered by Lee Wallace.

19mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee McCulloch on Michele Polverino. Direct free kick taken by Michele Polverino.

18mins

Kris Boyd is caught offside. Free kick taken by Peter Jehle.

15mins

Michele Polverino has a shot on goal from long range that goes wide left.

12mins

James McFadden produces a cross, Martin Stocklasa manages to make a clearance.

9mins

Alan Hutton fouled by Franz Burgmeier, the ref awards a free kick. Franz Burgmeier is booked. The ball is sent over by James McFadden, Close range header by Lee McCulloch goes over the bar.

7mins

Kris Boyd is caught offside. Peter Jehle restarts play with the free kick.

5mins

Inswinging corner taken by James McFadden from the right by-line.

5mins

Alan Hutton produces a cross, Michael Stocklasa makes a clearance.

2mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mario Frick on Darren Fletcher. Free kick taken by Lee McCulloch.

1mins

Kenny Miller delivers the ball, save made by Peter Jehle.

The match gets underway.

The referee gets the second half underway.

The first half comes to an end.

The final whistle goes and the game is over.

Match Preview

Levein warning over goals Scotland manager Craig Levein has warned the Tartan Army not to expect a goal-fest against Liechtenstein but admits a win from their first Euro 2012 qualifier at home is a must. Friday night's opener in Lithuania ended in a goalless draw, with the Scots lacking a cutting edge despite dominating possession and goalscoring opportunities in the clash in Kaunas. Fans will now be hoping to witness a far more clinical display against the Group I bottom seed as Levein prepares for his first competitive match at Hampden but he was keen to urge patience and temper expectations. Levein had some difficulty in obtaining a DVD of their 4-0 defeat to Spain from the Liechtenstein camp but, having since had a look at the match, he was impressed by the group underdogs despite the result. He said: "We got the DVD through the Spanish FA. Liechtenstein were very well organised. "If you look at the amount of caps the players have got, you will see that they have played together fairly regularly and there is a lot of experience in the side. They are a decent side. "My job is to try to explain to people, and explain to the players, that this isn't just a case of just turning up and thinking we are a team who are far superior to Liechtenstein, because we're not. "My job is to explain that we have to do our jobs properly, we might have to be patient and I stress that. "I don't want people to get carried away and caught up in the hype that we should be scoring loads of goals at Hampden - although I would love it if we did." Levein is well aware that three points from this match is crucial, adding: "We know that and we are here to win the game. I'm just trying to explain to people that it's not as simple as it looks at times. "It's about picking the right team, putting people in the right positions and everybody playing well and playing at a decent tempo on the night. "It's not about getting sucked into this idea that we are the better side and if we just knock the ball about for 90 minutes we will eventually win it. That's not how it works." Levein believes the Scottish media have been guilty of being disrespectful towards Liechtenstein but concedes his own side must improve from the weekend. "We will have to take our chances," he said. "We can create as many chances as we like but if we don't take them it's irrelevant. "In international football, compared to what happens at club level, the amount of chances are a lot less. "I don't think throwing every creative player that we've got onto the pitch automatically means we are going to score more goals. "It's about balance. It's about putting the right people in the positions they are comfortable with. "We also can't be disrespectful to Liechtenstein. This is not a team who are amateurish. They are well drilled, we have watched loads of their DVDs, they are very well organised. "I think you guys are maybe a little bit disrespectful of Liechtenstein, that you think it's just as simple as throwing all our best players on the pitch and not worrying too much about them because they're not going to score anyway. That's not how the game works." Scotland may not possess the quality of group favourites Spain but Levein believes his players must try to emulate the work ethic of the world champions. He said: "I watched a DVD of Spain playing against Liechtenstein and every player in that Spanish team works their socks off. "Everybody looks at them and thinks they are a fantastic football team and that's all they do but they work just as hard, or harder, than most teams. "It's no coincidence they are European and world champions. If it's good enough for them, then it's certainly good enough for us. "For me, that is the first, and most important thing, about a team, how it works together and how they work for each other. "From that point of view, on Friday night, I was highly delighted with the ways things went. "From there, we've got a chance of doing anything. If we don't do that, then we leave ourselves open to be beaten by anybody."

Match Report

McManus rescues Scotland A dramatic injury-time winner from Stephen McManus saved boss Craig Levein from a disastrous competitive home debut and prevented Scotland's Euro 2012 qualifying campaign taking a severe blow against Liechtenstein at Hampden as they won 2-1. Levein had warned not to expect a goal-fest against a team ranked 100 places below the Scots but the home side only just managed to scrape the three points they desperately needed after claiming a point from their Group I opener in Lithuania on Friday. Liechtenstein captain Mario Frick had more than just his 36th birthday to celebrate when he grabbed a shock opener - and his 15th international goal - for the visitors before Kenny Miller levelled for the shell-shocked Scots. But it was McManus who had the final say with the decisive goal seven minutes into injury time to steer the campaign back on track and prevent serious questions being asked of Levein. Levein opted for two up front with Kris Boyd making his first start in three years and partnering Miller. James McFadden was also recalled after being named on the bench in Lithuania, while Lee Wallace was given the nod at left-back in place of the injured Steven Whittaker after proving his own fitness ahead of the match. The Scotland boss had complained his players were not given enough protection from the referee in Kaunas and it took match official just nine minutes to produce a yellow card for Franz Burgmeier's crunching challenge on Alan Hutton. McFadden presided over the resulting free-kick and supplied a lovely ball into the packed goalmouth, where Lee McCulloch rose above everyone else to connect with a firm header that he directed just over the crossbar. Scotland had dominated the opening spell and were threatening again when Darren Fletcher - earning his 50th cap - slipped a quick free-kick to the feet of Boyd but he dragged well wide of target from distance, with an attempt on goal that was too ambitious. The Middlesbrough forward had another chance when his former Rangers strike partner Miller did well to beat a couple of players before delivering to the back post where Boyd was waiting to nod home but Yves Oehri did enough to ensure the attempt was just off target. With the match still deadlocked with the interval fast approaching, the visitors attempted to claim a shock opener when Sandro Weiser and Michele Polverino exchanged a one-two before Weiser's effort was smothered by Allan McGregor in the Scotland goal. Liechtenstein's national anthem - the same tune as God Save the Queen - was jeered ahead of kick-off but the boos that rang around the stadium when the half-time whistle sounded were for very different reasons. Levein used the break to make one change, with McFadden withdrawn and James Morrison introduced to the action. But, if the Tartan Army were unhappy at the end of the first half, they were stunned into silence at the start of the second. Liechtenstein surged into the lead less than a minute after the restart when David Hassler whipped in a dangerous cross from the left for Frick and McManus stood off just enough to allow the skipper to rifle past the outstretched hands of McGregor. There was more bad news for the Scots when Wallace was forced out of the action following a challenge from Martin Stocklasa, which earned him a caution, before Barry Robson was thrown into the action. Robson's name was quickly added to the Ukrainian referee's book for his complaints after not being awarded a penalty after appearing to be caught in the face by goalkeeper Peter Jehle, who then prevented the home side drawing level when he punched a powerful shot from Fletcher to safety. But he was picking the ball out of the back of the net with 63 minutes gone when Scotland hauled themselves level. Morrison raced down the left flank before delivering into the box and Michael Stocklasa's headed clearance fell only as far as Miller who sent a superb left-foot volley high into the net. Boyd made way for former Rangers club-mate Steven Naismith, who was involved in the action almost immediately when he went to ground under pressure from Martin Rechsteiner. However, claims for a penalty were ignored when the referee deemed the challenge to be just outside the box and Robson's free-kick proved wasteful when his effort took a massive deflection and fell well off target. McCulloch then capped what had been a disappointing night so far when he picked up a yellow card with just five minutes remaining to add to the caution he earned in Lithuania, which rules him out of next month's qualifier against Czech Republic in Prague. Just when it appeared all hope was gone, McManus rose high in the box to meet Robson's corner and bullet a header into the back of the net deep into injury time as Hampden erupted in delight and relief.

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