Martin clinches late win for Scotland

Scotland kept their World Cup dreams alive with a late goal handing them a narrow 1-0 win over Slovenia in a Group F qualifier at Hampden Park on Sunday.

Gordon Strachan's side hit the woodwork twice through Leigh Griffiths in the first half, but they came away with all three points courtesy of Chris Martin's 88th-minute winner.

The Scots sit fourth in the pool on seven points after five matches, just a point and a place behind the Slovenians.

The hosts bossed proceedings in Glasgow and were unlucky not to be ahead at the break. They threatened to open the scoring three times in the opening 10 minutes, with Russell Martin and Stuart Armstrong testing Jan Oblak early on.

Roman Bezjak had the visitors' best chance on 18 minutes when he forced Craig Gordon into a save with his strike from inside the area.

But Griffiths went closest to breaking the deadlock with two efforts in the space of a minute that hit the crossbar and right post respectively.

Chances were at a premium in the second half as Ikechi Anya and Steven Naismith drew saves out of Oblak in the closing stages.

However, substitute Martin came to Scotland's rescue two minutes from time when he collected the ball from Stuart Armstrong and picked out the bottom-right corner of the net with a low shot from inside the box.

That feeling when you score an 88th minute winner for your country… ?⚽ #SCOSVN

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