Scotland hero John McGinn posts incredible rarely seen throwback pic with Kenny McLean after stunning Norway win

They both went through the St Mirren side together a decade ago – now they are teaming up for Scotland.

Sentimental, John McGinn returns to where tartan began army Teammate Kenny McLean after his pal became a hero in Oslo Scotland tonight.

Kenny McLean celebrates his winning goal for Scotland with team-mate and friend John McGinn


Kenny McLean celebrates his winning goal for Scotland with team-mate and friend John McGinnPhoto credit: PA
The couple celebrated together while playing for St Mirren in 2014


The couple celebrated together while playing for St Mirren in 2014Credit: Kenny Ramsay – The Sun Glasgow

The Scots kept their perfect start Euro Qualifying campaign 2024 with an impressive 2:1 win over Erling Haaland’s Norway at the Ullevaal Stadium.

It was the Man City icon who put the game ahead and it looked like it was going to end in defeat for the visitors striker struck from 12 yards with just half an hour left.

But Scottish hitman Lyndon Dykes answered the prayers of the Tartan Army in Oslo and equalized in the 87th minute, allowing Clarke’s side to salvage a point.

But that was not all, as McLean, who replaced Ryan Porteous in the 79th minute, put the ball home home Just moments after the restart, the winner came through and gave Scotland a historic away win.

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They now have three wins from three games from their opening Group A games following wins in the last round Spain and Cyprus in March.

And Tartan Army fans have McLean to thank as his goal puts them FIVE points ahead of Georgia, who have one game left.

McGinn celebrated with the goalscorer in Oslo and posted a photo of both in a similar snap from when they both played for St Mirren.

The two players progressed through the Paisley club’s youth ranks before McGinn joined Hibs in 2015 and McLean in Aberdeen the same year.

McGinn posted the two pictures on Twitter and wrote: “Run it back 😍😍.”

John McGinn's tweet after Kenny McLean's goal in Oslo


John McGinn’s tweet after Kenny McLean’s goal in Oslo

Speaking after the game, McLean joked he was still recovering from Dykes’ opening goal when he scored his winner.

He said Viaplay: “I was still recovering from Lyndon’s celebration when I scored. It took two minutes and two sprints to the corner and two knee slips.

“I put the icing on it Cake. It was good but I think we can improve in parts of the game but what a result.

“What a performance by the boys. The heat out there was unbelievable.

“When I was in the dugout it was like sitting in a greenhouse and I was sweating so I don’t know how the boys felt.

“Getting that away result that we’ve been talking about for the last 12 months getting better, delivering a performance like that rounds it all off.”

“We always knew we were capable of results like this. We had the quality and the ability and it’s about doing it and we have that.

“We’re not thinking about qualifying at the moment, we just got a massive win and we’re just going to enjoy it.

“But we’re already thinking about it next Game against Georgia, but it makes the journey home a little easier.

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“There’s a lot to do in qualifying and we’ll take every game as it comes.”

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Zack Zwiezen

Zack Zwiezen is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Zack Zwiezen joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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