Celtic
Leigh Griffiths celebrates scoring against England

By James Black

Leigh Griffiths put in a fantastic shift for Scotland last night in their World Cup qualifying win over Slovakia – and even Rangers fans were praising the Celtic striker.

The Scots needed a late own goal to keep their hopes of making next summer’s tournament alive ahead of their final qualifier against Slovenia on Sunday.

Griffiths caused problems for the Slovakian defence all night and even rattled the crossbar with a free-kick from distance but couldn’t find a way past Slovakia ‘keeper Dubravka.

Despite playing against ten men for most of the game, Gordon Strachan’s side couldn’t turn their numerical advantage into a goal and must have thought another qualifying campaign was destined to end in glorious failure before Martin Skrtel diverted the ball into his own net.

Although many Rangers fans now have little interest in the Scottish national team, some took to Twitter to praise Celtic striker Griffiths on an accomplished performance at Hampden.

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Here are some of their comments on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/MisterWenger/status/916042862084612096

https://twitter.com/jonnyrmcfarlane/status/916038789193097216

Griffiths has scored three times for the Scots during the current qualifying campaign and a win in Sunday’s final qualifying match should book the Scots’ place in November’s play-offs.

The Celtic striker scored twice against England in June in a 2-2 draw with the group winners and netted the second in a 2-0 win over Malta in September.

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