Scotland hero Lyndon Dykes thrilled to assert a slice of scoring historical past for his nation after late winner in opposition to Faroe Islands strengthens their grip on a World Cup play-off place
- Lyndon Dykes is the primary Scotsman to attain in 4 straight matches since 1969
- His 86th minute winner has firmed Scotland’s grip on a World Cup play-off spot
- However Dykes is suspended for his workforce’s subsequent match in opposition to Moldova in November
Lyndon Dykes admitted he was thrilled to assert a chunk of historical past after his late winner saved Scotland on track for the World Cup play-offs.
The QPR striker’s untidy 86th minute objective made him the primary participant since Colin Stein in 1969 to attain in 4 consecutive nationwide workforce video games.
Dykes needed to wait by an anxious VAR verify earlier than affirmation of his much-needed strike salvaged a poor total efficiency from Steve Clarke’s facet in Torshavn.
Lyndon Dykes wheels away in celebration after a late winner for Scotland in opposition to Faroe Islands
Whereas among the shine was taken off by a reserving that sees him banned for subsequent month’s doubtlessly decisive journey to Moldova, Dykes was delighted to be taught his present scoring streak hadn’t been achieved for 52 years.
‘It’s nice clearly listening to stuff like that. I’m feeling actually good in myself. I really feel like I can rating targets and in the meanwhile every little thing is simply occurring for me.
‘Tonight wasn’t one of the best sport, however I simply tried to maintain making these front-post runs and the little deflection immediately hit my shoulder and went in high nook. I’ll take all of them day.
‘We got there in the end. I’m blissful to get the objective and it was good to get the win for the followers that got here as effectively. We obtained the win and that’s what issues.’
A VAR verify was additionally required earlier than Dykes was awarded his objective in opposition to Israel final Saturday. This wait felt much more agonising as Slovenian ref Matej Jug awaited clarification on a possible handball.
‘I was confident, but you never know with VAR,’ added Dykes. ‘I knew it hit my shoulder, but it was so quick I didn’t actually know if they’d name handball or not.
‘VAR has been quite good to me recently, and sometimes it’s fortunate to have it.’
Dykes obtained booked in opposition to Faroe Islands so will miss subsequent month’s sport in opposition to Moldova
Dykes will miss Moldova after being proven a yellow card by Jug for an aerial problem on Odmar Faero. Ryan Christie may also be suspended.
‘It’s actually annoying,’ stated the striker. ‘I knew I was on a yellow card for a suspension for a while now and obviously going for those headers I jump with my arms.
‘I don’t imply to catch him after which I used to be making an attempt to be as good as I may to the ref to not get the yellow card.
‘At least that’s it out the best way, and we’ve obtained sufficient high quality within the workforce to hopefully beat Moldova and put us in an ideal place to qualify.’