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Summary

  1. World Cup Group F qualifier
  2. Skrtel own goal gives Scotland victory
  3. Slovakia's Mak red carded after 23 minutes
  4. Scotland up to second behind England
  5. Slovakia drop down to third
  6. FT: England 1-0 Slovenia (Kane)

Live Reporting

By Keir Murray and Clive Lindsay

All times stated are UK

  1. Join us as Scots march on to Slovenia

    Thanks for your company tonight. We'll see you again on Sunday with Scotland's hopes of reaching the World Cup finals still alive.

    Just have a look at this mouthwatering list of possible play-off opponents should Scotland win to make it into the knock-out round...

    Portugal, Denmark, Northern Ireland, Italy, Iceland, Sweden, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Wales.

    Scotland celebrate
  2. Kane disables Slovenia

    It's Slovenia next for Scotland Sunday, with a win needed by the Scots to ensure second place given that Slovakia are favourites to win at home to Malta.

    Here's Phil McNulty's thoughts on England's win at Wembley that secures them a place in the World Cup finals as group winners and leaves Slovenia needing to beat the Scots and hope Slovakia fail to beat the group's bottom side.

    It needed a late Harry Kane goal to secure a win against a side who will host the Scots looking to extend a record of not losing a goal at home in this campaign.

    England 1-0 Slovenia

    World Cup qualifier

    England qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia after Harry Kane's late goal gives them victory over Slovenia at Wembley.

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  3. Kozak investigates defeat

    FT: Scotland 1-0 Slovakia

    Slovakia are not out of it yet, but their coach, Jan Kozak, appeared resigned to missing out on qualification.

    "We are sad that two year's efforts are in vain," he said. "To be honest, I don't like to be in this position relying on someone else's help.

    "We were unlucky as it looked like we were going to make it.

    Slovakia coach Jan Kozak

    "We managed to keep possession, but it cost a lot of effort and we were very tired towards the end of the game."

    Kosak also hinted at some conspiracy theories about how events conspired against his side, although he would not expand on the specifics other than their baggage being misplaced on their arrival.

    "That's how it started," he said.

    "Since our arrival in Scotland, there have been too many coincidences and I'm told old to believe in coincidences."

  4. Mak's red card

    FT Scotland 1-0 Slovakia

    Scotland head coach Gordon Strachan (on Robert Mak's red card): "The referee made the decision and we get on with it.

  5. Strachan felt a goal was coming

    FT Scotland 1-0 Slovakia

    Scotland head coach Gordon Strachan: "There are many times I have felt like that and the goal has not come but I did feel it was going to come. The players have been building up to a performance like that and they deserve a result like that. We had super chances and we eventually got one in. We'd have taken it [going into the last game with a chance of second place]. We need to finish this off and forget about the bits and bobs that went on before."

  6. 'We can regroup and go again'

    FT Scotland 1-0 Slovakia

    Scotland head coach Gordon Strachan: "They had a real belief in what we were trying to do.

    "We stayed above the anxiety of the crowd. I genuinely felt that we'd score.

    "It took us about 10 minutes to adjust when they got a man sent off.

    "We decided it was time to bring Chris on. There are times when you need Chris's power there - they are big people with good technique.

    "I thought he was terrific when he came on. The performance makes you feel better about yourself.

    "Their goalkeeper was outstanding. The crossbar wasn't too bad either.

    "There was a lot going on we could be pleased with. We can regroup and go again."

    Scotland's Chris Martin celebrates after Martin Skrtel's own goal
    Image caption: Scotland's Chris Martin celebrated after Martin Skrtel's own goal
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    Wayne Ritchie: We're normally on the receiving end of results like this. Take it all night long. Mon the Scots!

    Tom McDowall: The joys of a Scottish fan heart in mouth for most of the game.

    David McMonigle: For all the criticism he received, I thought Barry Bannan was outstanding tonight.

    Richard Henry: We deserved it tonight, kept going until the last kick. Wee Gordon's done a great job after the poor start in the early games, well done Scotland

    Linda Mowat: It's all about Sunday...

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    Kenny O'Hara: Always said Strachan was the Scottish Mourinho...honest......

    Martin Russell: Last time Scotland hit the bar so much was at the Christmas night out.

    James Greig: Just don't let us down on Sunday or tonight's win will go for nothing.

    Stuart Menzies: We always get put through the emotions. Never a dull moment watching Scotland.

    Kenny Featherstone: Better late than never well done Scotland 👏👏👏👏

  9. Footballing gods on our side - Strachan

    FT: Scotland 1-0 Slovakia

    Quote Message: There was no doubt that their man of the match was the goalkeeper - and the crossbar as well - and the footballing gods have decided to give us the victory from Gordon Strachan Scotland head coach on Sky
    Gordon StrachanScotland head coach on Sky
    Scotland head coach Gordon Strachan celebrates
  10. English on the Scots

    "Now Scotland go to Slovenia next, with hope, momentum and reasons to believe." You can now read Tom English's impressions of tonight's breathtaking win for Scotland.

    Scotland 1-0 Slovakia

    Scotland defender Ikechi Anya

    A late Martin Skrtel own goal secures a 1-0 win to keep Scotland's World Cup qualifying hopes alive.

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  11. Momentum was with us - Gordon

    FT: Scotland 1-0 Slovakia

    Quote Message: We felt like the momentum was going for us in the last 5-10 minutes and fortunately we got the lucky break from Craig Gordon Scotland goalkeeper on Sky
    Craig GordonScotland goalkeeper on Sky
  12. Great night for Strachan

    FT: Scotland 1-0 Slovakia

    Gordon Strachan must be feeling relieved, exhausted, amazing - with Ikechi Anya, an 81st-minute sub for Kieran Tierney, crossing for another of his subs, Chris Martin, who came on for James Forrest - the result, a goal bang on 88 minutes.

    Gordon Strachan
  13. Keep believing - captain Fletcher

    FT: Scotland 1-0 Slovakia

    Quote Message: We were so unlucky, but we just kept pushing and believing from Darren Fletcher Scotland captain on Sky
    Darren FletcherScotland captain on Sky
  14. It's almost like watching the telly

    FT: Scotland 1-0 Slovakia

    Just take a moment, why don't you, to pore over these freeze frames of Scotland's World Cup qualifying "miracle".

    Chris Martin watches on as Martin Skrtel pokes the ball past his own goalie
    Image caption: Chris Martin watches on as Martin Skrtel pokes the ball past his own goalie
    Chris Martin watches on, still, as Martin Skrtel pokes the ball past his own goalie
    Image caption: Chris Martin watches on, still, as Martin Skrtel pokes the ball past his own goalie
    Chris Martin watches on, still, as Martin Skrtel pokes the ball past his own goalie
    Image caption: Chris Martin watches on, no doubt knowing his life as a Scotland player is about to change for ever, as Martin Skrtel pokes the ball past his own goalie. Now, if he can score the winner against Slovenia...
  15. Group F: check it out

    FT: Scotland 1-0 Slovakia

    Do the math...

    Group F table
  16. A pink pyramid of Caledonian joy

    FT: Scotland 1-0 Slovakia

    This is what that late goal means to the Scotland players. Joyous scenes at Hampden.

    Scotland celebrate
  17. Waiting for Strachan's reaction

    FT: Scotland 1-0 Slovakia

    Alasdair Lamont

    BBC Sport Scotland

    Now sitting in the Hampden auditorium awaiting the triumphant Scotland manager Gordon Strachan. What a different news conference it might have been, but for that late goal. Now, the dream remains alive.

  18. Post update

    FT: Scotland 1-0 Slovakia

    Scotland had 22 attempts at the Slovakia goal, seven of which were on target.

  19. Brilliant Scotland

    FT: Scotland 1-0 Slovakia

    Tom English

    Chief sports writer, BBC Scotland

    Quote Message: It was a brilliant Scotland performance. They showed immense character to pull that one out
  20. Scotland's must-win match on Sunday

    FT Scotland 1-0 Slovakia

    Scotland have to win against Slovenia away on Sunday. That is assuming that Slovakia, at home, will beat Malta at the same time. A win for Slovakia would put them on 18 points. Scotland are currently on 17 points. A draw with Slovenia would put Scotland on to 18 points, too, but Slovakia would finish second because they have a better record in the head to head with Gordon Strachan's men.