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Georgiy Bushchan was on the winning side but didn’t put in the best performance (Picture: Getty Images)

Ukraine beat Scotland 3-1 in Glasgow on Wednesday night but that didn’t stop Graeme Souness from calling goalkeeper Georgiy Bushchan “an absolute pudding” after a patchy performance.

It was quite a comfortable win for the visitors who set up a final play-off against Wales in Cardiff on Sunday, with the winner earning their place at the World Cup in Qatar.

Scotland returned to the game after conceding the game’s first two goals when Callum McGregor somehow scored, although a tame shot seemed easily manageable for Bushchan.

However, the Ukrainian stopper mishandled the ball and fumbled it over his own line to give the Scots hope, although they failed to take advantage of it.

It wasn’t the only shady moment for the goalkeeper during the game and Souness had a harsh assessment of him, telling Sky Sports: “Your goalkeeper is an absolute pudding, he doesn’t look like he’s ready, at this level to play .’

The Liverpool legend criticized Scotland for no longer targeting Bushchan, testing him with swinging crosses, long balls into the box and more shots.

“You have to put pressure on the most vulnerable part of the team and that was the goalkeeper,” he said.

‘You saw that from the way he got caught and blocked my McGregor, he almost went in. He came and tried to catch some things and spilled them.

“Goalkeepers are players in a team who always have to be there, they have to play a lot of games to get into top form.

“He looked as rusty as anything tonight and we didn’t really try to take advantage of that.”

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