Hearts’ John Souttar sent off as sorry Scotland lose to Israel

John Souttar reacts after being sent off in the second half following a second yellow card. Pic: Getty
John Souttar reacts after being sent off in the second half following a second yellow card. Pic: Getty
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Hearts defender John Souttar endured a miserable night in his third appearance for Scotland, receiving a red card as the national team went down 2-1 to Israel.

The 22-year-old was given his marching orders in Haifa on 61 minutes for a second yellow card after tangling with Israeli forward Munas Dabbur.

It was a traumatic evening all round for the Scots, who struggled to contain their slicker hosts despite taking the lead on 25 minutes when Charlie Mulgrew converted a penalty won by Hearts forward Steven Naismith.

However, an equaliser from Dor Peretz and a Kieran Tierney own goal gave Israel the Nations League Group C1 win.