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How Man United’s Scott McTominay made history for Scotland vs Cyprus

Manchester United star Scott McTominay, late on Saturday, secured for himself a special piece of Scottish football history.

For those who may have missed it, midfielder McTominay took his place front and centre on the international stage earlier today.

This came as Scotland kicked the nation’s European Championship qualifying campaign into gear, in a meeting with Cyprus.

McTominay, for his part, was forced to make do with a spot on the bench from the off at Hampden Park, amid ongoing struggles for game-time at club level.

A little over 20 minutes from time, and with Scotland in possession of a slender one-goal advantage, though, the 26-year-old was introduced to the fray.

And what an impact he went on to make.

And, as alluded to above, in the process, Manchester United’s out-of-favour midfielder secured for himself a small piece of history.

As per statisticians Opta, McTominay, against Cyprus, became just the fifth player to ever bag a brace for Scotland, after being introduced off the bench.

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Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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