Scott McTominay continued his impressive form for Scotland with another starring performance as they defeated Cyprus 3-0 in their Euro 2024 qualifier on Saturday. The win moves Scotland within touching distance of sealing their place at the tournament in Germany.
McTominay opened the scoring for Scotland in the 6th minute, volleying home his 6th goal in 5 qualifying matches. Ryan Porteous doubled the lead in the 15th minute with his first international goal. McTominay was then the provider for Scotland’s third, setting up John McGinn in the 29th minute.
Scotland dominated proceedings and could have scored more, with McTominay hitting the woodwork late on. The comfortable victory saw Steve Clarke’s men maintain their 100% record in Group A with 5 wins from 5 matches.
Scotland now sit 9 points clear of second placed Spain, having played two games more. If results go their way on Tuesday, Scotland could book their Euro 2024 berth when they host England in Glasgow. At the very least, a few more positive results will see the Tartan Army return to a major tournament.
McTominay has been crucial to Scotland’s success, scoring crucial goals and dictating play from midfield. This was another impressive all-round display from the Manchester United man, underlining how important he has become for his country. Scotland are on the brink of qualification thanks in large part to McTominay’s talismanic performances.