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Netherlands 2-2 Scotland: Late Memphis Depay free-kick denies Scots

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Memphis Depay scored a freekick late on to salvage a draw for the Netherlands against Scotland in a Euro 2020 warmup game. Depay himself earned an extremely soft free-kick and then converted to score his second of the game. It was a gutsy performance from the Scots who were without as many as seven squad players following John Fleck’s positive test.

Jack Hendry opened the scoring with his first-ever goal in the 11th minute while Memphis Depay equalized six minutes later. Scotland then netted through Kevin Nisbet in the 63rd minute against the Netherlands. It was his first touch after coming off the bench. Depay then equalized late on to grab a draw for the Dutch. The Scottish performance will fill them with confidence ahead of their last warmup game against Luxembourg.

Jack Hendry was awarded the man of the match for his performance and well-taken goal. After this performance, he is all but assured of the right-center back spot.

 

Player ratings

Scotland: Gordon 6, Hendry 8, Cooper 7, Tierney 8, Forrest 6, Turnbull 6, McGregor 7, Armstrong 7, Robertson 7, Christie 6, Dykes 6
Subs: Nisbet 8, Fraser 6, Gallagher 7, Taylor 6, McKenna 6, Gilmour N/A T

Man of the match: Hendry

 

Manager’s Reaction

Scotland boss Steve Clarke: “It was a good performance – very good. Lots of really good things out of the game. It’s disappointing not to win it, to be honest.” Clarke said. “Don’t like to talk too much about referees because I’ve been in trouble for that quite a lot recently but the decision to award a free kick at the end was embarrassing.”

“But the performance is more important than refereeing decisions tonight and I thought the performance was good. It would have been nice to come away with a win but it was about the performance mainly. That’s what we spoke about in training this week.” he added.

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