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John McGinn strikes twice to hand Scotland 3-1 victory over Kazakhstan

Posted On: 19 Nov 2019   |   Posted By: Press and Journal

John McGinn strikes twice to hand Scotland 3-1 victory over Kazakhstan

John McGinn's brace ensured Scotland ended their Euro 2020 qualifying group with three consecutive wins as they beat Kazakhstan 3-1.
Another wobble had looked on the cards after Baktiyor Zainutdinov's opener, which sent the Scots in at half-time behind.
However McGinn levelled just after the break and Steven Naismith turned the scoreline around in the second period.
With full-time approaching, McGinn was on hand to finish from close range to end 2019 on a high for the national side.
Following on from wins against San Marino and Cyprus, victory over the Kazakhs gives Scotland third spot in Group I and some momentum, ahead of the Nations League play-offs in March.
They will now await Friday's draw to find out their opposition, with Bulgaria, Romania or Israel to visit Hampden Park in the spring.
Steven Naismith turned in Scotland's second goal.
Steve Clarke named an unchanged line-up from the 2-1 win over Cyprus, meaning a 14th cap for Aberdeen defender Scott McKenna in the centre of defence.
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