Boss Gordon Strachan gave his backing to Chris Martin after the striker was booed as a substitute at Hampden Park before scoring a dramatic late World Cup qualifying winner for Scotland against Slovenia.
The clear noises of disapproval when the big forward replaced James Morrison in the 83rd minute turned to cheers five minutes later when he drilled in a low drive for a crucial 1-0 win.
It took Scotland on to seven points from five fixtures -- the halfway stage of the campaign -- and into fourth...
Scotland's ailing World Cup qualifying hopes were given a late and much-needed boost when substitute Chris Martin scored a dramatic 88th minute winner which sealed a 1-0 win over Slovenia at Hampden Park.
Defender Russell Martin had the ball in the net early in the first half only to be punished for an infringement before striker Leigh Griffiths twice hit the woodwork.
Time seemed to be running out for Gordon Strachan's side but with two minutes remaining Martin -- on for James Morrison -- took...
Germany survived a first-half wobble to defeat Azerbaijan 4-1 and maintain their 100 percent record in World Cup qualifying.
It seemed to be plain sailing for the 2014 winners when Andre Schurrle put the visitors ahead on 19 minutes, meeting Jonas Hector's pass to hit home, but Azerbaijan were soon back in it.
Dimitrij Nazarov's right-footed effort beat Bernd Leno to surprise the Group C heavyweights, but parity did not last long.
Schurrle found Thomas Muller and the Bayern Munich ace...