Malta v Scotland, 04 September 2016

Score5-1 to Scotland
RefereeYevhen Aranovskiy
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Europe group F
VenueTa'Qali National Stadium, Attard
Attendance15,609
Kick-off: 8.45pm local (7.45pm BST) Scotland made a winning start to their World Cup qualifying campaign as Robert Snodgrass' hat-trick gave them a 5-1 win in Malta. Scotland's win was their fifthth consecutive win against Malta.

1  Malta

Manager: Pietro Ghedin

5  Scotland

Manager: Gordon Strachan

Goals:

Alfred Effiong 13 G

Goals:

Robert Snodgrass 9 G
Chris Martin 53 G
Robert Snodgrass penalty 61 P
Steven Fletcher 78 G
Robert Snodgrass 84 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Andrew Hogg
Defender Andrei Agius
Defender Steve Borg
Defender Jonathan Caruana
Defender Ryan Scicluna
Defender/Midfielder Joseph Zerafa
Midfielder Paul Fenech
Midfielder Luke Gambin
Midfielder Gareth Sciberras
Forward Alfred Effiong
Forward André Schembri (captain)

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper David Marshall
Defender Grant Hanley
Defender Andy Robertson
Defender/Midfielder Russell Martin
Defender/Midfielder Callum Paterson
Midfielder Barry Bannan
Midfielder Darren Fletcher (captain)
Midfielder Matt Ritchie
Midfielder Robert Snodgrass
Midfielder/Forward Oliver Burke
Forward Chris Martin

Substitutions:

Roderick Briffa for André Schembri 66
Ryan Camilleri for Ryan Scicluna 79
Michael Mifsud for Alfred Effiong 89

Substitutions:

James Forrest for Oliver Burke 66
Steven Fletcher for Chris Martin 68
Ikechi Anya for Matt Ritchie 86

Cards:

Paul Fenech 56 Y
Jonathan Caruana 60 R
Alfred Effiong 61 Y
Luke Gambin 90 R

Cards:

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Henry Bonello
Defender Roderick Briffa
Defender Ryan Camilleri
Defender Clayton Failla
Midfielder Bjorn Kristensen
Midfielder Zach Muscat
Forward Michael Mifsud

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Craig Gordon
Goalkeeper Jack Hamilton
Defender Christophe Berra
Defender Alan Hutton
Defender/Centre back Gordon Greer
Midfielder James Forrest
Midfielder John McGinn
Midfielder James Morrison
Midfielder/Forward Ikechi Anya
Midfielder/Forward Barrie McKay
Midfielder/Forward Steven Naismith
Forward Steven Fletcher