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Irish Mirror
Irish Mirror
Paul O'Hehir

Scotland vs Ireland player ratings: Nathan Collins and John Egan impress but Matt Doherty's rustiness shows

Ireland let a half-time lead slip at Hampden Park as Scotland emerged 2-1 winners at the end of what was a feisty affair.

John Egan had produced a finish that any striker would have been proud of to establish the lead but first Jack Hendry's free header and then Ryan Christie's penalty won the day.

Here's how MirrorSport rated the players tonight:

READ MORE: Scotland 2-1 Ireland: Ryan Christie penalty completes second-half comeback

Gavin Bazunu 6 - Little to do until the equaliser and denied Fraser with a fine save

Nathan Collins 7 - Positional play was superb and assisted the Egan goal

John Egan 7 - Stand-in skipper led by example with a brilliant goal on the turn

Dara O’Shea 6 - Big call to start but his goal-saving challenge on Dyles was vital

Matt Doherty 5 - Feeble attempt to stop Christie’s cross for Hendry’s equaliser

Jayson Molumby 7 - Energy was an asset and played a vital part in Egan’s goal

Josh Cullen 6 - Tidy but lucky not to walk on a second yellow before the break

Jason Knight 6 - Never stopped running but floated in and out of the game

James McClean 6 - Honest effort but aggressive approach carried little threat

Troy Parrott 6 - Early goal ruled out but should have scored when one-on-one.

Michael Obafemi 5 - Pressed well but struggled to leave a mark on the game


Chiedozie Ogbene for Obafemi (60 mins) - 6
Seamus Coleman for Doherty (75 mins) - 5
Callum Robinson for Parrott (75 mins) - 5
Alan Browne for Molumby (75 mins) - 5
Robbie Brady for McClean (83) - 5

SCOTLAND: Gordon 6, Hickey 5 (Ralston 58, 5), Hendry 7, McKenna 6, Tierney 5 (Taylor 42, 6), McTominay 7, McGregor 6; Armstrong 5 (Fraser 58, 7), McGinn 7, Christie 8 (McLean 85, 5) ; Dykes 6 (Adams 85, 5).

Referee: Sandro Schärer (Switzerland)


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