LiveFaroe Islands 0 - 1 Scotland: Dykes goal puts team within a win of World Cup play-off spot - as it happened

Scotland are in the Faroe Islands for tonight's World Cup qualifier as Steve Clarke’s men look to take another step towards a play-off place for the tournament in Qatar next year.

Live coverage of Scotland's World Cup qualifying clash with Faroe Islands. (Photo by JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP via Getty Images)
Live coverage of Scotland's World Cup qualifying clash with Faroe Islands. (Photo by JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP via Getty Images)

The Tartan Army have bounced into Torshavn for the match at the Tórsvøllur Stadium following Saturday’s dramatic 3-2 defeat win over Israel, courtesy of Scott McTominay’s stoppage-time goal.

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Three points will be a huge step towards securing second place having won the last three World Cup qualifiers with Austria and Moldova having been dispatched before the Israel’s pitched up at a packed and partisan Hampden Park.

However, few Scotland fans will need reminding of the pitfalls presented by the Faroes. Away draws in 1999 and 2002 were sobering and ultimately embarrassing experiences for the country’s football team. The minnows have been on an upward trajectory over recent years.

We’ll have all the info and pre-match build-up, team news, match action, reaction and analysis this afternoon, this evening. Refresh for updates.

Faroe Islands v Scotland LIVE: Updates, reaction and analysis from the World Cup qualifier

Last updated: Tuesday, 12 October, 2021, 22:49

  • Faroe Islands 0 - 1 Scotland [Dykes]
  • One win from securing World Cup play-off spot
  • History made in World Cup qualifiers

How the Scotland players rated in nervy 1-0 win over Faroe Islands

Scotland edged past the Faroe Islands to take another step towards the World Cup play-off places.

FT: Faroe Islands 0 - 1 Scotland

Steve Clarke’s men are just one win away from securing a World Cup play-off place.

Lyndon Dykes’ fourth successive goal gave the Scots a victory in a tricky night in the Faroe Islands.

It also means the country have won four World Cup qualifying matches in a row for the first time ever.

A nervous wait but the goal stands!

Scotland lead 1-0 with Lyndon Dykes diverting a cross from Nathan Patterson into the back of the net.

Patterson & Nisbet ON, Fraser & Christie OFF

Scotland should be ahead

A lovely cross from Fraser was met by McGinn but he headed straight at Gestsson .

Another good chance for Gilmour. McGregor slipped the ball through but his shot was blocked by Gestsson

McGregor ON, Hendry OFF

Now Lyndon Dykes will miss the game with Moldova after a clash with Odmar Færø.

Good work from Tierney saw Scotland get to the byline, his cross was diverted into the path of Gilmour by Dykes but the midfielder hit his shot into the ground and wide.

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