Scotland recovered from the loss of a shock equaliser to beat minnows Gibraltar 6-1 in emphatic fashion at Hampden.
The Scots huffed and puffed for half an hour before finding their shooting boots to see off the challenge of their game, but outplayed opponents.
Steven Fletcher led the scoring with a hat-trick with Shaun Maloney adding two penalties. Steven Naismith got the other goal.
Goals were the order of the day in this game and manager Gordon Strachan went with an attack-minded 3-5-2 formation, pairing Steven Fletcher with Steven Naismith in attack.
But it was Gibraltar who almost scored what would have been their first international goal in competitive football when full back Joseph Chipolina broke forward down the left before curling in a cross which hit David Marshall’s crossbar.
The chance rattled the Scots but their nerves were calmed when Shaun Maloney put them ahead with a penalty after Steven Naismith had been tripped in the box by Gibraltar goalkeeper Jamie Robba.
Gibraltar hit back immediately to stun the home support with their first goal of the campaign as Lee Casciaro fired past David Marshall in the Scotland goal to make it 1-1 but three goals before half-time put any thoughts of a shock to bed.
Steven Fletcher’s header made it 2-1 before Maloney scored another penalty after Naismith was tripped by Casciaro. Naismith then converted an Ikechi Anya cross to make it 4-1 at the break and ensure the three points were secured.
Supporters hoping for the flow of goals to continue in the second half were left disappointed, however, with Fletcher’s header 13 minutes from time and his injury time goal for his hat-trick the only additions to the tally.