Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour continued his stunning rise with a stand out performance in last night’s late, late 3-2 win over Israel at Hampden to keep the Tartan Army on track for a World Cup playoff place – and the Tartan Army were blown away by the Chelsea wonderkid’s showing.
After falling behind twice, Scotland scored a 94th-minute winner through Manchester United’s Scott McTominay to spark wild scenes at a sold-out national stadium.
Gilmour was central to the turnaround, pulling the strings in midfield for Steve Clarke’s side and overshadowing more experienced midfield colleagues John McGinn and Callum McGregor.
The result leaves Scotland on the brink of securing a playoff spot behind runaway group leaders Denmark and the now know two wins from their next two games against the Faroes and Moldova will confirm their place.
While Gilmour only has a handful of caps to his name, the on-loan Norwich midfielder has quickly made the Scotland midfield his own and it is hard to see anything other than Clarke building his team around the incredibly talented youngster.
Fans on Twitter were buzzing over Gilmour’s second-half performance, with one calling the Chelsea wonderkid ‘sensational’, as they celebrated a massive victory for the national team and kept dreaming of a first World Cup appearance since Craig Brown’s side were at France 98.
Here are some of the comments from Scotland fans on Twitter after Billy Gilmour’s stand-out performance:
It's terrfying the level Gilmour has above everyone else.
— CJ (@cjnovo992) October 9, 2021
Billy Gilmour is good at football.
— Hargy🇵🇸 (@Hargy67) October 9, 2021
Can see another man of the match award for Gilmour coming🏴
— Euan Gardner (@Euan_Gardner) October 9, 2021
really in love with billy gilmour
— angela (@kingilmour) October 9, 2021
Wee Gilmour is absolute toffee man a could only dream of playin centre mid lit that
— Gowz (@ScottMcGowann) October 9, 2021
When Scotland needed it most Billy Gilmour stepped up in that second half and said, ‘I’m having this.’
— stephen.mcgowan (@mcgowan_stephen) October 9, 2021
Billy Gilmour. pic.twitter.com/MWlONcsh3N
— Evan (@EvanMcFarlane) October 9, 2021
Every single thing Billy Gilmour does pic.twitter.com/UHHLhHBT5g
— Duncan McKay (@DuncMcKay) October 9, 2021
Billy Gilmour has been sensational. The real deal
— . (@chr1sbett) October 9, 2021
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