Kieran Tierney was involved in an exciting clash between Scotland and Israel on Saturday, and he created some great chances for Lyndon Dykes.

Kieran Tierney in action during the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. Picture date: Wednesday March 31, 2021. Copyright: Andrew Milligan
Kieran Tierney in action during a 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. Picture date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Copyright: Andrew Milligan

Scotland hosted Israel at Hampden Park on Saturday, in one of the games of the day. Eran Zahavi gave the visitors an early lead, which was pegged back by John McGinn just before the half-hour mark.

Not two minutes later, Munas Dabbur helped Israel to retake the lead, and Scotland’s half-time misery was compounded when Lyndon Dykes saw his penalty saved just before the break.

Fortunately, Dykes got his goal in the second half, before Scott McTominay bundled home a 94th-minute winner to send the home fans wild and secure the three points.

But the game should have been more comfortable than it was, with the chances Dykes had. Aside from the penalty, he had a couple of great opportunities made for him by Arsenal’s Kieran Tierney.

The first was in the 15th minute, as Tierney found Dykes in behind the defence with a long ball over the top, but his shot was saved. He then made one of the chances of the match in the 62nd minute, putting a cross on a plate for the Scottish forward.

With the goal at his mercy, Dykes somehow put his header where the goalkeeper could get to it. It didn’t matter in the end, but Tierney will wonder how he came away from the match without an assist.

The big Tierney chance is at 3:25 in the Sky Sports highlights package, but the whole thing is worth a watch given all the drama.

There’s little to no chance Scotland catch Denmark to top the group, but they’re now four points ahead of Israel in the play-off spot. Their World Cup dreams are very much alive.

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