Scotland saved themselves at the death against Lithuania, but fans were still disappointed

Scotland playing Lithuania didn't promise to be a classic, but most people thought it would at least end with a home victor.

England had only managed 2-0 against Malta earlier in the night, a team Scotland beat 5-1 earlier in qualification, so spirits were high. Sadly for the Scots though, it didn't go quite to plan against Lithuania, a team ranked 117th in the world.

It all started off as a pretty plain game if we're honest, with not much happening in the first half...

It's OK Richard, everything will be fine. Well, actually pretty soon it wasn't OK - with Lithuania's Fedor Cernych grabbing a goal through a slick one-two then finish.

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Cernych produced a clinical finish with his right foot (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Scottish defender Grant Hanley didn't have much praise heaped on him though for letting his man get away from him.

For half an hour, Scotland seemingly looked to be heading towards a shock defeat.

But there was nothing to fear for Scotland, as super-sub James McArthur came on to draw them level in the 89th minute. Many were confused as to why he hadn't started though...

Unfortunately for the home side though, it wasn't to be.

Gordon Strachan with arms flded on the touchline against Lithuania
The game against Lithuania was Gordon Strachan's 31st as Scotland manager (Owen Humphreys/PA)

It's only the second game of Scotland's 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign, but questions are already being raised over Scottish boss Gordon Strachan, as fears the country's 16-year wait to qualify for an international tournament may continue.

There's sill a long way to go in this qualifying campaign for Scottish fans but, for now at least, many are feeling a bit like it's much of the same...

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