He was playing with those from Bayern Munich and Liverpool – but it was St Johnstone star David Wotherspoon who stood out for Canada as they broke a record.

The Canadians thrashed Cayman Islands 11-0, Wotherspoon grabbing his first international goal and three assists. A strong team was fielded, Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies featuring while Liam Millar, currently contracted to Liverpool and an ex-Kilmarnock forward, also started.

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Wotherspoon shone alongside men from the likes of Bayern and Liverpool. (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Canada scored six in the first half before notching another five in the second during a ruthless display. It puts them top of their World Cup qualifying group after beating Bermuda 5-1 in their previous match last week, the victory against Cayman Islands now standing as Canada’s record win.

Elsewhere in the group, Suriname won 6-0 against Aruba, former St Johnstone star Nigel Hasselbaink scoring a hat-trick. Wotherspoon was delighted with his first goal in Canada colours.

He tweeted: What a night!! Very proud and privileged to represent and play for Canada. Making history! Loved every minute of it. Top it off with my first goal was incredible.”

Canada manager John Herdman added: “You can only play what is in front of you. Then it is down to you and your mentality. It’s up to you to be professional. Our mission was to make history. The guys could have had a number of excuses.

“They wanted to make a statement. There was a lot of different faces in the team. We set a record and there was a ruthlessness. These can easily become games where guys take their foot off the gas but you had the guys keen to make a statement. Everyone wants to do something for this country.”

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