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Summary

  1. Scotland two points off second place now
  2. Substitute Martin scores late winner
  3. Substitute Anya has weak effort saved
  4. Griffiths forced off injured; Naismith on
  5. Griffiths hits bar & post within a minute
  6. Morrison half-volley just wide for Scots
  7. Martin 'goal' disallowed for pushing

Live Reporting

By Colin Moffat

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night

    FT: Scotland 1-0 Slovenia

    It was widely billed as Gordon Strachan's last stand and the Scotland manager is still standing.

    A good night for Scotland. It's been a while since we said that, so let's enjoy it.

    Thanks for your company and your contributions.

  2. Scotland 'went to another level'

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    More from Gordon Strachan, who has been speaking at his post-match media conference.

    "The players did everything they were asked to tonight. They pushed themselves to another level there. I was calm enough, thinking 'what will be, will be'. I was enjoying their performance - technically, fitness wise and their mental strength.

    "The points were the most important thing and the performance helps as well. They have a feeling they can compete against any international team now.  It was a proud performance from us all."

    Scotland manager Gordon Strachan
  3. Post update

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    Best Scotland debut?

    High praise for Stuart Armstrong. The Celtic midfielder was full of energy and smart passing and has surely nailed down his place. 

    The defence wasn't put under too much pressure but a clean sheet is always welcome and Charlie Mulgrew can be pleased with his return to the side.

  4. Martin 'is in great company' - Strachan

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    Scotland boss Gordon Strachan understandably looks a happy, and relieved, man.

    "I am very proud, I am delighted for all the players," he tells Sky Sports. "I thought they were magnificent, considering the pressure they were under. They should be really proud of themselves.

    "Chris Martin gets a good reception from the players and the staff. That is why we pick him. He is in great company. Kenny Dalglish was booed, so was Gary McAlister, so was Alan Hansen. He must be some player.

    "We have got ourselves back in contention and we look forward to the next game now. We can take a lot of things from tonight. These players played extremely well and I think Stuart Armstrong's could be the best Scottish debut I have ever seen."

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    Our BBC Sportscene presenter is still backing Leigh Griffiths, who hit the woodwork twice in the first half before hobbling off early in the second half.

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    Leigh Griffiths
    Image caption: Griffiths went close to opening the scoring in a first half dominated by Scotland
  6. 'We got what we deserved'

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    Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong, who impressed on his Scotland debut, told Sky: "It was a good win. We started really well and created a lot of chances, and maybe should have taken one or two of them. But Chris [Martin] comes up with a bit of magic at the end and we get what we deserve.

    "I just tried to carry on what I have been doing with Celtic. This puts us in a good position now.  It was a must-win game, we have done that and it is on to the next one [against England at Hampden on 10 June]. We have to approach every game with optimism, believing we can get three points."

    Chris Martin and Stuart Armstrong
    Image caption: Martin and Armstrong combined for the crucial goal at Hampden
  7. 'Too much to do'

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    Tom English

    Chief sports writer, BBC Scotland

    Quote Message: I thought Scott Brown did well. Stuart Armstrong was outstanding. Andy Robertson was terrific. This goes back to the point I made earlier - these Scotland players are better than their performances. There was proper substance tonight. I still think it's too late (to qualify), they've left themselves far too much to do.
  8. I just thought 'let it go' - Martin

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    Hero-of-the-hour Chris Martin has been speaking to Sky Sports about his winning goal. 

    "Stuart [Armstrong] found me in a little bit of space, I had a nice touch and I just thought 'let it go'.  I was delighted to see it go into the corner. The manager sent me on thinking I might be able to get a goal and I am delighted to repay his faith in me. Hopefully it sends the fans home happy."

    Chris Martin
    Image caption: That was Martin's third Scotland goal in 12 appearances
  9. Post update

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    Here's how the table looks now.

    A three-way fight for second? 

    I don't want to be a downer but remember that it's eight of the nine runners-up who progress to the play-offs and this looks like it could be a real cutthroat section.

    Group F
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    SMS Message: If Chris Martin was unpopular before he will be even more so now with most of Scotland's fans. That goal now inflicts Gordon Strachan on us for even longer. This game changes nothing. from Fergie, Aberdeen
    Fergie, Aberdeen
    SMS Message: Thought Stuart Armstrong was excellent tonight and his play to get Chris Martin the goal was the difference between sides. from Owen
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    SMS Message: How Scott Brown is captain and has played the full game, I'll never know. Awful, awful player. from Vic, Glasgow
    Vic, Glasgow
    SMS Message: Embarrassing from the Scotland fans booing Chris Martin coming on as a sub. Delighted that he got the winning goal. from Anonymous
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  11. What next?

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    We've got some time to wait for the next game; the small matter of England visiting Hampden on 10 June.

    It's going to mean something after tonight's win but Scotland can't afford to lose any more ground in this section.

  12. Post update

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    Willie Miller

    Former Scotland defender on BBC Sportsound

    Quote Message: If they can take three points from the England game then we do have a chance of finishing second. We did perform well, not as well in the second half but we couldn't expect it to be as good as the first half. One thing you can say about Chris Martin is he can sniff a chance, even if he didn't hit it very well, the goalkeeper should have done better
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    Jim Douglas: "If we could find a centre half and a striker, this might actually be quite a decent​ team."  

    Stuart Gunn : "Best Scotland team in a while. First half performance was good but second half was flat. Deserved win in the end."  

    Sneaks: "Went flat second half. Wrong substitutions all be it Martin scored."

    Stuart Randall: "Tierney and Armstrong superb. The former strolling it and new position. Slovenia rotten though." 

  14. Post update

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    How will those fans who booed goalscorer Chris Martin when he came off the bench be feeling now?

    Scotland celebrate Chris Martin's winning goal
    Image caption: Scotland celebrate Chris Martin's winning goal
  15. Post update

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    Scotland nudge up a place to fourth in Group F, leapfrogging Lithuania.

    Gordon Strachan's men are two points behind Slovakia in second place, with Slovenia dropping to third.

    England are out in front.

  16. 'A deserved victory'

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    Chris McLaughlin

    BBC Sport Scotland at Hampden

    "And relax. As Scotland were staring another qualification exit square in the face and up pops Chris Martin. Great build-up play from Armstrong and Gordon Strachan's men get what they deserve."

  17. FULL-TIME Scotland 1-0 Slovenia

    It was must-win and Scotland delivered - just. Chris Martin knocking in an 88th-minute winner, which is just about deserved after a thrilling first half display.

    The game appeared to be fizzling out in a low key second 45 minutes but Scotland kept at it and were eventually rewarded.

  18. Post update

    Scotland 0-0 Slovenia

    The three minutes of stoppage time are almost up as it gets a bit feisty. 

    Just see this out. Nothing daft...

  19. FULL-TIME Malta 1-3 Slovakia

    Slovakia take all three points, with both sides finishing with 10 men; Adam Nemec sent off in time added on for the visitors.