Billy Gilmour is getting into the habit of picking up Man of the Match awards for his country after the Chelsea and Norwich City star grabbed another versus Moldova.

Norwich City’s Chelsea loanee shone in the middle of the park as Scotland beat Moldova 1-0, a goal from Lyndon Dykes enough to seal the win. It moves Scotland into third place in World Cup 2022 qualification Group F ahead of a pivotal match with Austria on Tuesday.

Scotland v Moldova - 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

The Chelsea and Norwich City man shone for Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It arguably could have been 2-0 after Gilmour missed a great chance in the second half, following on from lovely build-up play. The Chelsea and Norwich City midfielder is seen by many as Scotland’s brightest prospect and now has two Man of the Match awards from three competitive matches at international level.

Scotland head coach Steve Clarke said of the win: “You always need the second goal to stop that nervy last five minutes. But if you keep clean sheets you win games. A bit of composure and the scoreline would’ve looked better. But 1-0 is enough for three points. If you’re not creating chances you’re more worried.”

The performance of Gilmour though had fans talking after another assured display from the Chelsea midfielder currently on-loan at Norwich City. He will be a likely starter when Scotland face Austria in two days time.

 

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