Scotland 3-0 Ukraine: John McGinn and Lyndon Dykes help Steve Clarke's side take control of Nations League group

Match report as Scotland take control of their Nations League group with a 3-0 win over Ukraine thanks to goals from John McGinn and substitute Lyndon Dykes; there are two games left for Scotland in group B1 against Republic of Ireland and Ukraine

Scotland moved two points clear at the top of their Nations League group after beating Ukraine 3-0 at Hampden Park.

Steve Clarke's side opened the scoring through John McGinn (70) - standing in as captain for the injured Andy Robertson - before Dykes headed in twice from a corner (80, 87) to make amends against Ukraine following defeat in June's World Cup semi-final play-off.

Pressure was building on Scotland after a raft of missed chances by Stuart Armstrong, Ryan Christie and Che Adams in what was an impressive showing from the hosts, but the floodgates opened after McGinn broke the deadlock to the relief of the Hampden Park crowd.

Scotland have taken control of the group, with only two games left to play against Republic of Ireland and Ukraine again. Promotion to the top tier of the Nation's League would give Scotland a second chance at qualification for Euro 2024 via the play-offs should they miss out initially.

Scotland's next game is on Saturday as they face the Republic of Ireland at Hampden Park in a 7.45pm kick-off.

Steve Clarke's side then face Ukraine in an away fixture on Tuesday which will be played in Krakow, Poland due to Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine. The 7.45pm kick-off at the 15,000-capacity Marshal Jozef Pilsudski Stadium is Scotland's final Nations League game of their Group B1 campaign.

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