Result: Jordan Rhodes fires Scotland to victoty

Jordan Rhodes scores a brace to help Scotland secure an unconvincing 2-1 victory in Luxembourg.

Scotland made the most of an early brace from Jordan Rhodes to secure a friendly victory over Luxembourg this evening.

Jordan Rhodes© PA Photos

Rhodes pounced on a goalkeeping error to open the scoring for the Tartan Army after 10 minutes.

The Blackburn Rovers striker doubled his tally 10 minutes later, reacting quickest to score a rebound after Steven Naismith's drive was saved.

Billy Stark's side looked comfortable at the break and nearly went three ahead through Kenny Miller, who was judged offside after a fine passing move.

Luxembourg reduced the deficit early in the second half when Lars Gerson bent a free kick past Matt Gilks into the net.

Gilks was forced to make a fine save from Stefano Bensi with 20 minutes remaining, turning a strong header past the post.

Rhodes thought that he had completed his hat-trick late on but his third goal was ruled out for offside.

Bensi tested Gilks again from range in the closing stages but the Scots hung on to secure an unconvincing victory.

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