Shirtless Mulgrew sees red

Scotland suffer against Finland

Fletcher: Goal proved in vain

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Charlie Mulgrew went from hero to villain after scoring then being sent off in Scotland U21s' defeat against Finland U21.

The Wolves defender thought he had rescued a point for his side with 10 minutes remaining but after removing his shirt in the celebrations, he saw red.

With only 10 men, Scotland were punished by Finland with two minutes to go as a Ville Jalasto header made it 3-2.

Finland's impressive Berat Sadik opened the scoring in the 21st minute after a goalmouth scramble.


Scotland equalised on the stroke of half-time against the run of play through a deflected Steven Fletcher effort giving the Finnish 'keeper no chance.

Straight after the interval, Finland were back in the lead thanks to a Tomi Petrescu goal that rifled into the roof of the net after good work from Sadik once more.

Scotland pushed on in an ill-tempered second-half and were minutes away from rescuing a point when Mulgrew made it 2-2 but he was ordered to walk after receving a second yellow card for his celebrations.

Finland took advantage and broke the Scottish contingent's hearts when Jalasto headed in Petrescu's free-kick in the 88th minute.