Scotland battle back to score late equaliser against gust of wind
- By Football Burp
Gordon Strachan hailed his Scotland side as “immense” after they battled back from 0-1 down to claim a point against a gust of wind.
James McArthur’s 89th minute strike meant his side got their just reward for a spirited performance against the sudden breeze.
Scotland went behind on 59 minutes when the gust of wind got the better of Chris Martin, blew a plastic bag into the face of a despairing David Marshall and trickled it home at the far post.
But the light weather condition failed to hold out, coming under increasing pressure before eventually yielding to Crystal Palace midfielder McArthur.
Speaking exclusively to Football Burp, Strachan declared the result a “much-needed confidence boost ahead of our forthcoming trip to a dog chained to a lamppost”.
He said: “It’s a much-needed confidence boost ahead of our forthcoming trip to a dog chained to a lamppost.
“I watched that bound mutt in action against a Toffee Crisp last month and it held out for a creditable 0-0 draw, so we won’t be taking anything for granted.
“As a gesture of sportsmanship I’m even willing to chain Leigh Griffiths to a lamppost in kind.”