MX23RW : Wednesday, September 19 17:15:56
Oct 11, 2014 at 5pm UK at ​Hampden Park
Scotland
1-0
Georgia
Khubutia (28' og.)
Morrison (33'), Maloney (68')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Grigalava (49'), Daushvili (53')

Result: Own goal enough for Scotland against Georgia

A first-half own goal from Akaki Khubatia gives Scotland a 1-0 win over Georgia in their Euro 2016 qualifier at Ibrox.

A first-half own goal from Akaki Khubatia gave Scotland a 1-0 win over Georgia in their Euro 2016 qualifier at Ibrox this evening.

Shaun Maloney of Scotland fires in a shot which goes in off Akaki Khubutia of Georgia for an own goal to open the scoring during the EURO 2016 Qualifier match on October 11, 2014© Getty Images

Georgia made an attacking start to the match with Nikoloz Gelashvili making a quick run down the left flank, but Grant Hanley was on hand to make the block for the hosts.

The hosts soon started to dominate the possession and broke the deadlock with just under half-an-hour gone when Shaun Maloney fired a volley towards goal, resulting in the keeper punching the ball onto Khubatia's legs and into the back of the net.

Steven Naismith had a chance to double their advantage a few minutes later, but his scuffed shot was easily claimed by Giorgio Loria.

Naismith and Maloney continued to put the Georgia keeper under pressure as half time approached, but Loria did enough to prevent Gordon Strachan's men from doubling their lead before the break.

Steven Fletcher and Naismith continued to combine well and trouble the Georgia defence in the second half, but the former drifted offside while attempting to force another save out of a busy Loria.

However, an error from Hanley let Gelashvili in for an attempt to get the visitors back on level terms, but his effort flew well high of the crossbar.

Valeri Kazaishvili tried to create something with a quick counter-attack, but Maloney got back to help out the defenders and prevent the winger from getting a shot away.

Irakli Dzaria had Georgia's best opportunity to equalise, but the substitute pulled his volley wide after being set up by Gebashvili, allowing Scotland to hold on for the victory and their first Group D points of the campaign.

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Shaun Maloney of Scotland fires in a shot which goes in off Akaki Khubutia of Georgia for an own goal to open the scoring during the EURO 2016 Qualifier match on October 11, 2014
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