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Weekend delight for Rovers pair

Wins for Scotland and Northern Ireland made it a perfect Saturday for Charlie Mulgrew and Corry Evans

10 June 2019

There was double delight for two Rovers players on Saturday with wins for both Scotland and Northern Ireland in the UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifiers.

Whilst Corry watched on as an unused substitute as Northern Ireland grabbed a late, late winner in Estonia, Mulgrew played his part in a crucial victory for Scotland over Cyprus at Hampden Park.

For Mulgrew's country, a late, late strike from Oliver Burke earned the three points at home to Cyprus, with the West Bromwich Albion winger tucking home from close range with just a minute of normal time remaining in Glasgow.

Champions League winner Andy Robertson has given the hosts the lead in the first half when he thumped home from range, before Ionnis Kousoulos nodded in an equaliser for the visitors with only three minutes remaining.

But there was still time for Burke to step up and save the blushes of Steve Clarke, who made his first outing at Scotland boss.

Mulgrew played the full 90 minutes and earned cap number 40 for his country. He'll hope to add to his tally when the Tartan Army take on Belgium in Brussels tomorrow night.

For Evans, Josh Magennis' finish with only 10 minutes remaining made it three wins from their opening three outings in Group C.

Konstantin Vassiljev's free kick gave Estonia the lead, but two goals in three minutes - through Conor Washington and Magennis - sealed all three points for Michael O'Neill's side.

Evans will be hoping for game time and a similar result on Tuesday night when they take on Belarus in Borisov.


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