Scotland pulled off a stunning victory against Spain in their Euro 2024 qualifier on Tuesday night, with Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay scoring twice to secure a fully deserved 2-0 win. This was the second time in two games that McTominay had scored twice for his country, having also netted two goals in Scotland’s 3-0 win over Cyprus on Saturday.
McTominay gave Scotland an early lead against the three-time European champions after Liverpool’s Andy Robertson took advantage of Pedro Porro’s slip and guided the ball into the path of the United midfielder. McTominay made no mistake from inside the box, sending the home crowd wild after just seven minutes.
The midfielder continued to impress for his country until the break, before emerging as the hero once again in the second half. A superb driving run down the left from Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney created the opportunity for McTominay’s second goal. After running almost the length of the pitch with the ball and evading challenges, Tierney’s cross into the area was cleared by David Garcia, but McTominay was there to fire in with a classy first-time effort with his left foot.
Scotland held on comfortably until the final whistle, claiming an outstanding win to keep them top of their qualifying group as they set their sights on next year’s tournament in Germany. McTominay, who has had limited game time at United this season, has now scored five international goals in 38 appearances – four of them coming in the last week.
“This is a win they’ll talk about for decades… I can hardly believe it,” said talkSPORT’s David Tanner moments after the final whistle. Scotland are on the right track for qualifying for Euro 2024, and their fans will be hoping that McTominay can continue his impressive form for both club and country.