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Scotland women thrash Cyprus 10-0 in Euro 2022 qualifier

Scotland women thrash Cyprus TEN-NIL in Euro 2022 qualifier in Stuart McLaren’s first game as interim head coach following Shelley Kerr’s December departure

  • Stuart McLaren got Scotland back on track after replacing Shelley Kerr as boss
  • Erin Cuthbert, Martha Thomas and Jane Ross all scored braces in Cyprus victory
  •  Kerr stepped down after Scotland failed to qualify for next year’s tournament
  • Scotland take on Portugal in their final Euro 2022 qualifier in Larnaca on Tuesday

Scotland Women hit double figures with an incredible 10-0 rout of Cyprus in their Euro 2022 qualifier.

Erin Cuthbert, Martha Thomas and Jane Ross grabbed doubles, with Caroline Weir, Kirsty Hanson, Lizzie Arnot and Claire Emslie also on target in Larnaca.

Stuart McLaren took charge as interim head coach for the first time following Shelley Kerr’s December departure after defeats to Portugal and Finland had ended Scotland’s qualifying hopes.

Scotland women romped to a 10-0 win over Cyprus in a Euro 2022 qualifier on Friday

Cuthbert sidefooted Scotland ahead after 10 minutes before Cyprus, bottom of the group and yet to score in qualifying, struck the post through Antri Violari.

But it was one-way traffic after that scare as Thomas, Weir, Hanson and Cuthbert put Scotland 5-0 ahead at the break.

There was no let-up in the second half as Arnot made it six and substitute Emslie got in on the scoring act.

Substitute Ross then converted from the penalty spot and wrapped up the rout after Thomas had claimed her second.

The Scots finish their qualifying campaign against Portugal in Larnaca on Tuesday.

The Scots failed to qualify for Euro 2022 and play Portugal in their last qualifier on Tuesday




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