Result: Spain 3-1 Scotland

Result: Spain 3-1 Scotland
© PA Photos
David Silva scores twice and sets up the other as Spain end Scotland's hopes of grabbing a play-off place for the Euro 2012 finals.

Scotland's hopes of grabbing a Euro 2012 qualifying play-off place were extinguished by world and European champions Spain in Alicante this evening.

Craig Levein's side had to match the result of the Czech Republic in Lithuania to finish second in Group I.

They were behind after only six minutes when Manchester City's David Silva tucked the ball under Allan McGregor from 12 yards.

Vincent del Bosque's side, who finished Group I with a 100% qualifying record, doubled their lead again through Silva who then set up Barcelona striker David Villa for a third.

The visitors did pull a goal back through Blackburn's David Goodwillie from the spot after strike partner Craig Mackail-Smith was brought down by Victor Valdes.

Czech Republic's 4-1 win in Kaunas leaves Scotland two points behind in third place.

Craig Levein
Read Next:
Team News: Scotland unchanged for Spain
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Premier League
Championship
Scottish League Cup
La Liga
Bundesliga
Serie A
Ligue 1
Segunda Division
2.Bundesliga
Australian A-League
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
Russian Premier League
Turkish Super Lig
Major League Soccer
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City98103242825
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd96212241820
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs96211961320
4Chelsea95131710716
5Arsenal95131712516
6Watford94321517-215
7Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9423108214
8Burnley934289-113
9Liverpool93421416-213
10Southampton933389-112
11Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9333710-312
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton9324910-111
13West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom9243710-310
14Leicester CityLeicester92341214-29
15Swansea CitySwansea9225610-48
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham9225817-98
17Stoke CityStoke92251020-108
18Everton9225718-118
19Bournemouth9216613-77
20Crystal Palace9108219-173
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand