There weren’t many brilliant individual performances – but Arsenal star Kieran Tierney was one of the Scotland players to earn praise after a 1-1 World Cup qualification draw with Israel.

Steve Clarke’s side haven’t beaten Israel over 90 minutes in four attempts now and Ryan Fraser’s goal in the second half spared them from another defeat. Arsenal man Tierney shone in both a back three and four.

The Arsenal ace was brilliant.

The Arsenal ace was brilliant. (Photo by JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

It leaves Scotland playing catch-up in their World Cup qualification group already after draws with Austria and Israel, trailing Austria by two points and leaders Denmark by four. Clarke’s side face Faroe Islands in the final match of the triple-header on Wednesday.

Tierney was again one of Scotland’s standouts. The first half could have been a whole lot worse if it wasn’t for his defensive shrewdness in a 3-5-2 that wasn’t working before he adapted well when Scotland opted for 4-3-2-1, all of this done at centre-back, despite being a natural left-back for Arsenal.

Fans have hailed the Arsenal full-back’s display, pondering whether he deserves a go in his natural position.

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