'Makes the game look easy' - Rangers fans rave about Celtic player after win v Malta
By Harry Sykes
Scotland fans took to Twitter to rave about Stuart Armstrong for his performance in the team’s World Cup qualifier win against Malta on Monday night.
The attacking midfielder following up his impressive display in Friday night’s triumph at Lithuania with another polished performance as Gordon Strachan’s side secured their second win in four days with a 2-0 triumph at Hampden Park.
Goals from Christophe Berra and Leigh Griffiths enabled Scotland to keep alive their hopes of a place in the qualifier play-offs ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Armstrong was one of six players selected by Strachan in the starting XI from Brendan Rodgers’ all-conquering Celtic team.
The Tartan Army were impressed with the display of the playmaker, who was used in his favourite central attacking midfield role.
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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Armstrong is the catalyst for Scotland. Without his injection of urgency we’d be a bit one paced.
— Jordan Campbell (@JordanC1107) September 4, 2017
Got to love Armstrong playing for Scotland.. makes the game look easy! Great ball in from wee Robbo as well! ⚽️⚽️
— Stephen Galloway (@SJ_Galloway) September 4, 2017
Scotland helping Armstrong s return to form. Love how he does everything with purpose and looking to get forward
— celticbynumbers (@Alan_Morrison67) September 4, 2017
Stuart Armstrong was class again tonight. Baffles me how little I’ve seen him in a Scotland shirt.
— Sean Teven (@SeanTeven) September 4, 2017
No. Celts may find should’ve cashed in. Griff (as now known) looking a top player. He, Armstrong, Robertson have sparked life into Scotland!
— Peter Robertson (@petererobertson) September 5, 2017
Armstrong has been the best player for Scotland on the park tonight
— Ross (@rmcilroy72) September 4, 2017
Scotland’s win has taken their points tally to 14 from eight qualifying matches.
Slovakia’s 2-1 defeat to England means Strachan’s side are only one point adrift of the second team in Group F.
But Slovenia’s hammering of Lithuania leaves Scotland fourth in the group on goal difference.