Saints duo aid Scotland win

By SFC Media time Sat 24 Sep International
Photo by Ian MacNicol | Stuart Armstrong (R)

Southampton's Stuart Armstrong and Ché Adams both featured as Scotland came from a goal down to beat Republic of Ireland at Hampden Park during Saturday night's Nations League action.

Stuart Armstrong featured from the start and was up against fellow Saints teammate Gavin Bazunu, who started a Republic of Ireland game for the first time since November 2021.

Bazunu's side took the lead just shy of the 20 minute mark, John Egan finding the bottom corner after a positive Irish start.

But the hosts fought back, Jack Hendry and Ryan Christie's penalty turning the game on its head. Adams was introduced into the fray on 85 minutes.

Scotland move to top of League B, Group 1, overtaking Ukraine in second and stretching their lead over third place Ireland to 8 points.

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Gavin Bazunu started for Republic of Ireland

Elsewhere League B, Group 4 leaders Norway were on the wrong end of a 2-1 fightback, with Moi Elyounoussi featuring from the start.

The Saints winger provided the assist for the opener, which was converted by Manchester City's prolific Erling Haaland.

But hosts Slovenia bounced back, Andraž Šporar and Benjamin Šeško ensuring the points at Stožice Sports Park.

Despite defeat Norway remain top of Group 4, but level on points with second place Serbia.

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