Scotland blanks N. Ireland in Nations Cup

Scotland blanks N. Ireland in Nations Cup

Published Feb. 9, 2011 9:57 p.m. ET

Kenny Miller scored in his debut match as Scotland captain to guide the team to a 3-0 victory over Northern Ireland on Wednesday in the second match of the four-team Nations Cup.

The Bursaspor striker applied a close-range finish after Phil Bardsley flicked on Charlie Adam's corner to open the scoring.

James McArthur's cross from the right-hand edge of the penalty area drifted into the net to double Scotland's lead before Kris Commons scored from just inside the box to wrap up victory.

Ireland opened the new British Isles tournament, which does not feature England, with a convincing 3-0 win over Wales on Tuesday.


The Home Nations Championship, which featured Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England, was last contested in 1984.