Newcastle United winger Ryan Fraser was on target for the Scotland national team yesterday in a 1-1 draw with Israel.
The 27-year-old scored an equaliser for Steve Clarke’s side in their second World Cup qualifying match, following the 2-2 draw with Austria.
Israel went ahead just before half-time courtesy of a stunning goal from distance from Dor Peretz.
But Fraser was the man to step up in the second-half for Scotland, converting from the edge of the penalty area after good work from Southampton striker Che Adams.
It was a lovely finish from Fraser, who found the bottom corner with impressive precision.
It was a decent overall showing from the Magpies player, with Sofascore rating him the game’s best player (7.6).
He completed 30/39 passes, won four out of seven duels, put in six crosses and also made a couple of key passes.
It was an encouraging performance, and there will be many a Newcastle fan now hoping to see him replicate that kind of showing in black and white.
As a senior player, Fraser has been targeted in recent weeks for not assuming responsibility with the likes of Callum Wilson, Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-Maximin all out injured.
Here’s what some fans have said about Fraser following his performance:
— Danny (@Danny59891586) March 28, 2021
Amazing what happens when you play to his strengths…
— Craig Grant🏴 (@craiggrant1988) March 28, 2021
Nothing to see here, just Ryan Fraser putting in a shift under a different managerial regime 👀
— Sav Mondo (@SavMondo) March 28, 2021
Free from the shackles of Bruce, scoring goals, having fun
— Dell 💦 (@agbnufc_) March 28, 2021
If he played in his best position for us he might get the odd goal.#BruceOut
— Colm Rose (@ColmRose94) March 28, 2021
Crazy what happens when he’s played in the right position isn’t it?
— Byernysern (@byernysern) March 28, 2021
Ah so Fraser is actually pretty good.
I wonder what the problem at Newcastle could be then? 🤔
— AJ (@nufcaam) March 28, 2021
Here’s a crazy idea try playing him in his actual position
— Alan watt (@geordiealmiron) March 28, 2021