Steven Fletcher scored Scotland’s first hat-trick for 46 years as they recorded an emphatic victory over Gibraltar.
Shaun Maloney netted a penalty before Gibraltar stunned Hampden with their first competitive goal.
However, Fletcher restored the lead before Maloney tucked away another penalty and Steven Naismith got Scotland’s fourth.
The Scots laboured through the second half until Fletcher headed home and curled in for Scotland’s sixth.
That hat-trick – the first since Colin Stein netted four against Cyprus in 1969 – gave Scotland their biggest win since beating the Faroe Islands 6-0 in 2006.
The result means Gordon Strachan’s side keep pace with Germany, who beat Georgia 2-0 and, like Scotland, move on to 10 points, with Poland and the Republic of Ireland playing later in the evening.
Strachan had hinted beforehand at a change of system against a team who had conceded 21 and scored none in their four previous competitive fixtures.
And so it proved as he played just one central defender in Russell Martin, opting to load the attacking areas in the quest for goals.
But Scotland found Gibraltar awkward opponents, struggling to find a sufficiently high tempo or a crispness of passing to pick the lock of a well-drilled and stuffy side.
As they began to exert their authority, Fletcher might have had a penalty and moments later Maloney did, using his experience to dangle a trailing leg into the Gibraltar keeper Jamie Robba.