Charlie Mulgrew scores freak backheel goal for Scotland vs Nigeria | inside World Soccer

Scotland defender Charlie Mulgrew delivered a sensational improvised goal in a 2-2 draw against Nigeria in their international friendly at Craven Cottage.

The Tartan Army broke the deadlock in the 10th minute thanks to a mixture of quick thinking and luck on Mulgrew's behalf.

Shaun Maloney and Ikechi Anya shuttled the ball into James Morrison's path from a corner kick with the West Bromwich Albion midfielder having space to drive in a right-foot shot.

Morrison's shot appeared to be heading wide before Mulgrew, with his back to goal, diverted the ball with a deft flick of his left boot and sent it looping beyond goalkeeper Austin Ejide.

Michael Uchebo levelled shortly before the break but Azubuike Egwuekwe put through his own net early in the second-half, only for substitute Uche Nwofor to claim a late equaliser.

"I just took a chance because I thought it was going wide and I managed to flick it and it went in," Mulgrew told BBC One Scotland.


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