His was the stand-out performance of SPFL-linked players, though several others past and present were involved.
Another former player, Tim Krul, was in goals as Frank de Boer’s Netherlands won 2-0 against Latvia, while Daryl Horgan was on the bench unused as Republic of Ireland went down 1-0 in a shock defeat to Luxembourg.
Celtic defender Shane Duffy was also an unused substitute for ex-Dunfermline manager Stephen Kenny but his team-mates Kristoffer Ajer and Mohamed Elyounoussi both started as Norway lost 3-0 to Turkey.
Rangers defender Borna Barisic completed 90 minutes of Croatia’s 1-0 win over Cyprus.
Fellow Rangers players Leon Balogun and Joe Aribo were also on the World Cup qualifying campaign, albeit a little further afield.
The Ibrox pair played 90 minutes for Nigeria in a 1-0 win over Benin.