Hibs striker Kevin Nisbet scores brilliant goal for Scotland as Hearts' Craig Gordon stars in draw with Netherlands
Hibs striker Kevin Nisbet broke his Scotland duck in style with a fine goal in a 2-2 against the Netherlands.
The 24-year-old emphatically converted an Andy Robertson cross beyond Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul, just three minutes after coming on as a sub for Lyndon Dykes. The goal put the Scots 2-1 up at the time in Faro.
However, Steve Clarke’s men could not hold for a victory after a Memphis Depay free-kick pegged them back on 89 minutes.
It was a cruel end after such a strong performance from Scotland, who had to deal with seven Covid-19 enforced absentees on the back of John Fleck testing positive for the virus.
Jack Hendry put the Scots ahead on 11 minutes at the Estadio Algarve with a drilled finish, but the Dutch responded six minutes later via a volley from Depay.
Nisbet was introduced on 61 minutes, earning his second cap for Scotland after making his debut back in March against the Faroe Islands, and wasted little time in finding the net, opening up his right foot and guiding an inch-perfect cross beyond Krul.
Scotland had victory in their sights but after a dubious free-kick was awarded, Depay fired the set-piece home.
Hearts goalkeeper Craig Gordon played the full 90 minutes, winning his 56th cap for Scotland. The 38-year-old make a fine save late on from Patrick van Aanholt and did his chances of starting the first Euros match against Czech Republic on June 14 no harm at all as he battles David Marshall for the gloves.