Faroe Islands 0-1 Scotland: Steve Clarke praises match-winner Lyndon Dykes

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Lyndon Dykes scored the fourth goal for Scotland in as few games as he could to win victory over Faroe Islands

According to boss Steve Clarke, Lyndon Dykes, the match-winner for Scotland, "sometimes doesn’t get the credit that he deserves".

Dykes' goal in the 86th minute secured a huge 1-0 World Cup qualification win over Faroe Islands.

After picking up a booking, it was the fourth time that the Australia-born striker had scored in four games. However, he will be suspended from next month's penultimate qualifier against Moldova.

Clarke said, "He made a great choice, didn’t he? Coming to play for us."

"I am happy with Lyndon. "I know what I get from Lyndon, and what he brings the team.

"He doesn't always get the credit that he deserves. But this run, the important points and goals he's scoring for us is only part of the overall setup.

"All teams will get the yellows that rule players out when they get to this stage." This is a chance to make someone else a hero next year.

After a long VAR check, Scotland's fourth win was confirmed.

Clarke's team will now be second in group F, and Clarke will also secure a play-off spot by collecting three points at Chisinau on December 12.

They will not travel to Moldova with Dykes, who set a Scottish scoring record in 1969. Ryan Christie is also suspended.

Clarke said, "It's a team of players who have shown that they can go to difficult places to get a result in their country."

"It's a difficult game that everyone believes we should win, but there are no easy games. This victory took Denmark a long while to achieve. Everybody who visits here is aware that they have been in a fight.

"We weren't as good as we could in the first half, that's clear, but we played much better in the second-half." We were more aggressive in our passing and tried to get behind them to cause problems which led to the winning goal.