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UEFA Nations League: Scotland v Ukraine – Match Review

Scotland topped their Nations League group with a victory against Ukraine at Hampden Park on Wednesday, thanks to second-half goals from John McGinn and QPR attacker Lyndon Dykes, which maintained Scotland's prospects of promotion to League A in the UEFA Nations League alive.

Scotland went top of their UEFA Nations League group after a second-half double from substitute Lyndon Dykes and an earlier goal from captain John McGinn secured a superb 3-0 win over Ukraine at Hampden Park on Wednesday.

John McGinn of Aston Villa, broke the deadlock with 20 minutes left to play at the Hampden Park and a late introduction of Queens Park Ranger’s striker, Dykes in the 76th minute was enough to complete the revenge on an unprepared Ukrainian side who had knocked them out of the world cup earlier in the year. 

The striker, who plays for EFL Championship side Queen Park Rangers, came off the bench and scored with two towering headers in the space of seven minutes after McGinn had given Scotland the lead with a beautiful left-footed finish in the 70th minute.

The win means Scotland have nine points from four games in League B Group 1, with Ukraine two points behind in second.

It was the least Scotland deserved after a dominant performance in which they created a plethora of opportunities. 

The leaders next host Ireland on Saturday while Ukraine travel to Armenia in their next UEFA Nations League encounter. 

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