Saints duo supplement Scotland victory

By SFC Media time Mon 15 Nov International
Photo by Getty Images | Ché Adams

Scotland secured home advantage for March’s World Cup play-off semi-final with an impressive 2-0 win over Denmark on Monday night, with Ché Adams on target for a second successive match.

Hosting Group F winners Denmark at Hampden Park, Steve Clarke’s side inflicted a first group stage defeat on the Dane’s and recorded their sixth straight victory for the first time in competitive games since 1930.

Already guaranteed a spot in the play-offs for the chance to reach next summer’s World Cup after Saturday’s win over Moldova, the hosts held a 1-0 lead at the halfway stage thanks to John Souttar’s header.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 15: Che Adams of Scotland shoots as Simon Kjaer of Denmark attempts to block during the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between Scotland and Denmark at Hampden Park on November 15, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Ché Adams grabbed a second goal in as many games for Scotland.

With four minutes remaining, Stuart Armstrong – who was introduced from the bench – played a cutting through ball for his Saints teammate to run onto and coolly dispatch to send the home crowd into pandemonium.

Now guaranteed home advantage for next year’s one-legged play-off semi-final, both Armstrong and Adams will now return to Staplewood in buoyant mood.

Elsewhere, Poland rounded off their group stage campaign with a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Hungary.

Jan Bednarek was unable to prevent just a second loss of the campaign, with Poland now similarly heading into March’s World Cup play-off semi-finals.

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