CHERRIES star Ryan Christie came off the bench for Scotland, as they snatched victory over Israel in a World Cup qualifier.

Scott McTominay’s stoppage-time winner secured Scotland the most dramatic 3-2 win at a soggy Hampden Park.

On a day when relaxed Covid restrictions meant a capacity crowd of around 50,000, Israeli striker Eran Zahavi dampened down expectations after less than five minutes when he curled in a free-kick.

Midfielder John McGinn levelled in the 29th minute with a drive but Munas Dabbur restored Israel’s lead two minutes later after the home side failed to defend a set-piece.

Lyndon Dykes had a penalty saved by keeper Ofir Marciano just before the interval but the striker made up for a poor effort early in the second half with a VAR-awarded goal.

Christie was brought on after 68 minutes with the contest deadlocked at 2-2, replacing Southampton striker Che Adams.

Deep into six added minutes of a breathless encounter, McTominay bundled in a McGinn corner and bedlam ensued.

Steve Clarke’s side remain in second place in Group F on 14 points behind runaway leaders Denmark ahead of a trip to the Faroe Islands on Tuesday, where three points will be expected in the quest for a play-off spot.

Meanwhile, Cherrries full-back Jordan Zemura played 74 minutes in his country's 3-1 defeat to Ghana on Saturday.