Having weathered a Hungarian storm, Scotland looked to be finishing the game strongly in the 10 minutes of injury time. McTominay beat a defender to a low right-wing cross as he attacked the near post but his effort on the slide flew over the bar – he may well have been relieved to see the offside flag go up.

Grant Hanley then curled a shot on target, saved by Peter Gulacsi, and it seemed the Scots would find a winner but then came the sucker punch. From defending a corner, Hungary broke up the field into a two-versus-two situation and made it count.

Csoboth fed Rolland Sallai on the right and then surged into the box to receive a pull-back and tuck away the decisive finish. It was an agonising end for Scotland; just when they seemed to be on the brink of winning 1-0 themselves, they were instead on the wrong end of that scoreline.

Commiserations to Scott and his team – and to former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who was watching from the stands with his fellow, passionate supporters.


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