Four-goal Scotland surge to summit

Published: Saturday 14 November 2009, 1.45CET
Azerbaijan 0-4 Scotland
Billy Stark's side soared to the top of qualifying Group 10 with a comfortable win away against a point-less Azerbaijan.
by Erkin Ibragimov
from Baku
Four-goal Scotland surge to summit
Celtic's Paul Caddis created the first goal ©Getty Images

Match statistics

AzerbaijanScotland

Goals scored0
4
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts10
 
11
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners4
 
9
Fouls committed4
 
12

Matches

Published: Saturday 14 November 2009, 1.45CET

Four-goal Scotland surge to summit

Azerbaijan 0-4 Scotland
Billy Stark's side soared to the top of qualifying Group 10 with a comfortable win away against a point-less Azerbaijan.

Scotland soared to the top of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 10 with a 4-0 cruise away against point-less Azerbaijan.

In-form Murphy
Jamie Murphy, scorer of a last-gasp winner in Scotland's previous qualifier at home to Belarus, continued his impressive form by opening the scoring after 26 minutes following a low cross from Paul Caddis, and Billy Stark's men had breathing space when Scott Arfield added a second ten minutes later. Murphy received a pass in his own half and sprinted away from two defenders before putting the contest to bed on 54 minutes and should have completed his hat-trick before second-half substitutes Leigh Griffiths and Rory Loy combined for the latter to score seven minutes from time. The victory, coupled with Austria's 2-2 draw in Armenia on Friday, lifts Scotland two points clear with five matches played although Belarus can match the leaders' tally if they win their game in hand away to Albania on Tuesday.

Last updated: 14/11/09 22.22CET

Related information

Team profiles

Lineup

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Scotland

Scotland

12Elchin Sadigov (GK)1Alan Martin (GK)
3Vurgun Huseynov2Paul Caddis (C)
5Nodar Mammadov (C)
Substitution46'
3Christopher Mitchell
Yellow Card31'
6Tagim Novruzov4Paul Hanlon
7Parvin Pashayev
Substitution72'
5Ross Perry
10Javid Imamverdiyev6Paul Coutts
Substitution52'
11Emin Mehtiyev7Scott Arfield
Goal36'
13Shahriyar Rahimov8Kevin McDonald
14Bakhtiyar Soltanov9Christopher Maguire
Substitution79'
19Huseyn Akhundov
Substitution61'
10Jamie Murphy
Goal26'
Goal54'
Substitution69'
23Tural Narimanov11Barry Bannan

Substitutes

1Agil Mammadov (GK)12Scott Gallacher (GK)
2Tural Akhundov13Jason Marr
8Emin Mustafayev14Lewis Stevenson
9Natig Karimi
Substitution72'
15David Wotherspoon
Substitution52'
15Farid Hashim-Zade16Ross Forbes
16Farrukh Rahimov
Substitution61'
17Rory Loy
Substitution79'
Goal83'
17Emin Jafarguliyev
Substitution46'
18Leigh Griffiths
Substitution69'

Coach

Bernhard Lippert (GER) William Stark (SCO)

Referee

Dragomir Stanković (SRB)

Assistant referees

Radovan Stepanovic (SRB), Sasa Bogicevic (SRB)

Fourth official

Slobodan Veselinovic (SRB)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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