Lyndon Dykes penalty earns Scotland priceless away victory over Austria


Andy Hunter

The perfect night for Scotland. Tense, exhausting yet perfect. Victorious in Vienna thanks to Lyndon Dykes’ second winning goal in two games, Steve Clarke’s side seized control of their own destiny in Group F with a memorable triumph over Austria. Israel’s resounding defeat away to runaway leaders Denmark provided the gloss.

Scotland defended superbly throughout, attacked with menace and profited from a VAR decision to award the defining penalty that Dykes just about converted. Their reward was not simply three points but a rise to second place in the group with closest rivals Israel to visit Hampden Park next month. What an occasion that promises to be.

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