Scott McTominay brushes off his Manchester United woes as he becomes joint-top scorer in Euro 2024 qualifying after scoring AGAIN in Scotland’s 3-0 victory over Cyprus
- Scott McTominay scored Scotland’s opener in their comfortable win in Cyprus
- The midfielder bravely latched onto John McGinn’s flick to net the breakthrough
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Scott McTominay is now the joint-top scorer in Euro 2024 qualifying after he netted his sixth goal in five matches to lead Scotland to the cusp of glory.
Courtesy of their comfortable 3-0 victory in Cyprus, Steve Clarke’s side are just two points away from officially confirming their spot at next year’s tournament.
And they were once again powered to their fifth successive win by midfielder McTominay, whose international heroics are a stark contrast to his club woes.
Indeed, he has found himself firmly down the pecking order under Erik ten Hag at Manchester United and was even expected to leave Old Trafford this summer.
Instead, however, he seemingly channelled any lingering frustration into another barnstorming performance for his country, leading to their early breakthrough.
With just six minutes on the clock, Andy Robertson’s cross was flicked on by John McGinn, with McTominay bravely challenging for the ball and nodding home.
With his head firmly in the firing line, McTominay took his qualifying tally to six goals, moving him level with Denmark’s Rasmus Hojlund and Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku.
Remarkably, the likes of Harry Kane, Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe all find themselves trailing McTominay, who appears reborn on the biggest of stages.
A draw between Norway and Georgia next Tuesday would clinch Scotland’s qualification, meaning their progression to Germany is now all but secured.
Clarke’s side were dominant on their way to extending their impressive 100 per cent record, with Ryan Porteous and McGinn also both on target in the first half.