Perfect Day

Last updated : 10 February 2011 By Ed_ScottishFitba
Kenny Miller scores against Northern IrelandWhat makes a great day? Being picked for Scotland? Being named captain? Scoring the opening goal in a 3-0 win? If you said yes to all three you are Kenny Miller and I claim my £5.  It just does not come much better for Miller who returned from Turkey to lead his side to a fine win in Dublin last night in the Carlings Nations Cup. The Bursaspor striker was handed the armband in the absence of injured Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher and led from the front as scored from close range in the 18th minute. A first international goal from James McArthur, a late replacement for Scott Brown who was injured in the warm-up, and a Kris Commons goal six minutes after the break sealed the victory.

After the game in Dublin, Miller said: "It could not have gone much better. I have captained my country for the first time, managed to get a goal in a fantastic performance and fantastic result to start off this mini-tournament so as I say it could not have went much better. Obviously the result is the most important thing but to get the armband, get the goal and see a performance like that, it was convincing. It was one of the most enjoyable, we played very well and worked very hard. I felt the lads in midfield were outstanding, they were taking up great positions and every time we went up the park it finished with a shot on goal or something."
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