Euro 2020 qualifying: Wales v Slovakia – can hosts start with win?
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- James ratings Wales’ winner on first aggressive originate
- Slovakia viewed as Wales’ predominant opponents for a top-two situation
- Williams comes on for Eighty fifth cap, level with Gary Speed
- Croatia, Azerbaijan & Hungary other groups in Team E
- High two qualify for Euro 2020
Wales supervisor Ryan Giggs talking to Sky Sports: “It be now no longer easy. I tried to play it down because I knew other groups performed first nonetheless you discontinue of route feel the strain. There had been so many excellent performances and we dug in at the discontinue to procure that easy sheet.
“In the first half of we showed true composure. We rode our ideal fortune pretty bit within the second half of and I believed we can have scored just a few more within the first nonetheless just some of the play modified into as soon as not doubtless, paired with colossal option.
“We have bought a colossal community of older avid gamers and younger avid gamers. I wished easy sheets. We bought two easy sheets. We have bought a amount of expertise within the squad too so we can continually originate chances.
“This will likely be a annoying sport next nonetheless we can prepare true. The followers are ready and confident too. It wasn’t easy at the discontinue nonetheless Ashley Williams came on to spy us dwelling and affords us that ride.
“It modified into as soon as a colossal sport with some nice football – or now no longer it is true a shame there weren’t more targets nonetheless that can advance.”
Wales midfielder Matthew Smith: “It modified into as soon as not doubtless. Everyone is aware of the ambiance right here is continually out of the ordinary and the followers made it special. They’re an incredible crew with unexcited folks so we knew it would be annoying.
“We bought that early aim to motivate us and then defended of route effectively. It is moderately inexperienced on paper nonetheless we know all americans can discontinue their jobs. The feeble guys are colossal with us too. It be a colossal combination within the crew.
“It modified into as soon as a astronomical scenario for us to procure the acquire that we did.”
Wales have received consecutive suits in all competitions
for the first time since a sprint of three in October 2017 under Chris Coleman.
Dan James scored true five minutes into his
aggressive debut for Wales, with the Dragons’ earliest aim in a aggressive
fixture since March 2007 (Ryan Giggs vs San Marino, three minutes).
Ashley Williams made his Eighty fifth appearance for
Wales – only Chris Gunter (94) and Neville Southall (92) have performed more games
for the Dragons.
- Wales have received consecutive suits in all competitions
Wales goalscorer Daniel James talking to Sky Sports: “It modified into as soon as an even originate after we bought that early aim. From then on, we needed to dig in. The one thing I had in my head modified into as soon as to shoot and happily it went in.
“In the second half of that they had many of the ball nonetheless we bought the acquire within the discontinue. We have had two arduous games in four days so must prepare true for them.
Wales winger Gareth Bale: “Everyone attach aside in a shift this day. It be what we are primitive to. The minimal requirement is to position in 110% and all americans did that.
“We built our success off an even proper defence. We work arduous in objects. We continually knew we might perhaps well well gash a aim. In the second half of we came under a amount of strain nonetheless we started the game effectively, bought the early aim then shut up store and we know systems on how to discontinue that.
“We have given the followers every other acquire and it modified into as soon as an even originate to the qualifying advertising and marketing campaign. We must withhold that going.”
Wales had been dazzling.
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Wales exhibiting their togetherness right here, skipper Gareth Bale getting the side into the huddle on the pitch and giving an after match speech to his troops.
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The Slovaks are incensed that the referee blows for fat time and are now no longer given a likelihood to safe the corner.
Juraj Kucka is confirmed a yellow card after the final whistle for taking his protestations too a long way.
NO! Slovakia have sprint out of chances.
Wales procure the victory through Dan James’ early strike.
A easy sheet too and a supreme originate to their Euro 2020 qualifying advertising and marketing campaign.
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Miroslav Stoch shot, deflected away for a corner.
One final likelihood for Slovakia.
Marek Hamsik terrifying, excellent goalkeeping from Wayne Hennessey to advance off his line and salvage the ball cleanly.
A sixth Slovakia booking, this one for Miroslav Stoch for dissent.
He feels a free-kick must unexcited had been given to him for a rotten outdoors the field, nonetheless German referee Felix Zwayer disagrees.
What’s Ben Davies doing up there in anguish-time?
The Tottenham man capitalises on a free pass nonetheless his shot from the fringe of the field takes a giant deflection and goes extensive.
Effectively it modified into as soon as a giant deflection nonetheless the ref didn’t watch it and awards a aim kick.
FIVE minutes added on.
Aloof hundreds of time for Slovakia to hit support for a degree.
A final throw of the cube from Slovakia.
Defender Peter Pekarik makes means for striker Pavol Safranko.
Nervy moments for Wales at the support.
Joe Allen and Ashley Williams procure in every other’s means for a clearance within the field, allowing Juraj Kucka to procure a shot away, then all over again it flies over.
Time ticking away.
120 seconds final for Wales to whine a priceless victory.
One other dazzling Wales exhibiting, this time from Harry Wilson.
The Derby man makes means for Will Vaulks.
One other Slovakia booking, skipper Marek Hamsik tripping Tyler Roberts who modified into as soon as going nowhere.
A silly rotten to present away.
One other likelihood for Slovakia late on.
Skipper Marek Hamsik whips in a ball to the support put up for Peter Pekarik, nonetheless the fat-support heads into the side netting from shut fluctuate.