Scotland U21 3-1 Northern Ireland U21

Scotland scorers Jason Cummings and Oliver McBurnie celebrate

Jason Cummings and Oliver McBurnie (centre) scored for the Scots

Scotland came from behind to beat Northern Ireland and keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the European Under-21 Championship finals.

Ricky Sbragia’s side fell behind early on in Paisley after goalkeeper Jack Hamilton misjudged Shay McCartan’s free-kick as it curled past him.

Jason Cummings had a penalty well saved by visiting goalkeeper Conor Brennan.

But second-half substitute Oliver McBurnie bundled in an equaliser and Cummings added a close-range double.

Defeat leaves Jim Magilton’s Northern Ireland stranded at the bottom of qualifying Group 3 with only one point from six games.

For the Scots, it was a welcome second win of the campaign as they recovered from their 2-0 defeat by the group leaders in France four days earlier,

More to follow.

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