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Steve Clarke never lost faith Scotland goal would come despite missed chances



Scotland v Ukraine – UEFA Nations League – Group 1 – Hampden Park

Steve Clarke insists he ‘expected’ Scotland to break through as they squandered chance after chance before eventually beating Ukraine 3-0 at Hampden Park.

After a goalless first half in the Nations League Group B1 match, striker Che Adams and midfielder Stuart Armstrong missed good chances to put the Scots ahead and some frustration may have to be felt in the stands.

However, in the 70th minute skipper John McGinn fired in a drive before substitute striker Lyndon Dykes twice headed in from the corners of fellow substitute Ryan Fraser.

Lyndon Dykes came off the bench and scored twice (Steve Welsh/PA)

Scotland moved two points clear of the visitors at the top of the table ahead of the Republic of Ireland’s visit on Saturday, which precedes the final game against Ukraine in Poland next week.