Good news at last; pity it’s old news. On this day, November 13th in 1991 Scotland more or less qualified for the 1992 Euros. Scotland played against San Marino at Hampden and won 4-0 thanks to goals from Paul McStay, Richard Gough, Gordon Durie and Ally McCoist.
However, we would still need to wait until the conclusion of two other games to ensure our qualification. A couple of hours later and a one nil victory to Romania in Bucharest against Switzerland saw the Swiss out of contention but now the Romanians had the chance to grab the place in the qualifying place.
It must have been quite nervy the following week as the Romanians went into the lead in Sofia but a goal from Sirakov gave the Bulgarians the draw and Scotland qualification.
The team against San Marino was Andy Goram, Dave McPherson, Maurice Malpas, Craig Levein, Richard Gough (Captain), Paul McStay, Gary McAllister, Stuart McCall, John Robertson, Gordon Durie and Ally McCoist. Subs were Kevin Gallacher and making his final appearance for the team; Mo Johnston. Johnston’s Scotland record was played 38 scored 14.

David Stuart