AMSTERDAM - Headed goals from Klaas Jan Huntelaar and Robin van Persie in the first half set Netherlands on their way to a comfortable 3-0 win over Scotland in their World Cup qualifier on Saturday. The Dutch made a hesitant start to the Group Nine match against the injury-depleted Scots but, inspired by a sensational Arjen Robben, opened the scoring through Huntelaar who headed home a fine cross from Mark van Bommel. On the stroke of halftime, Van Persie doubled the lead when he headed in Robben's corner and 13 minutes from time Kuyt added a third with a penalty after Christophe Berra fouled Huntelaar. Netherlands lead the group with 12 points from four matches, eight points ahead of Iceland and Scotland. The Dutch are at home to Macedonia on Wednesday when the Scots host Iceland.
28 March 2009
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