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Key Events

90'
A. Katai
Yellow Card
90'
A. Williams
Yellow Card
88'
N. Gudelj
A. Mitrović
87'
V. Stojković
Yellow Card
85'
A. Rukavina
Assist
85'
A. Mitrović
Goal
84'
D. Edwards
J. Ledley
70'
A. Katai
F. Kostić
69'
J. Ledley
Yellow Card
68'
T. Lawrence
H. Robson-Kanu
54'
J. Allen
Yellow Card
45' + 1'
M. Nastasić
Yellow Card
35'
G. Bale
Yellow Card
30'
H. Robson-Kanu
Assist
30'
G. Bale
Goal
2
4
2
3

Stats

Possession
% %
4
2
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 2 3
Total Passes 365 350

Commentary

FULL-TIME! Wales draw against Serbia, courtesy of a late equaliser from Mitrovic, after a good strike from Bale gave the home side the lead. The away side knocked on the door for long periods, and finally got the goal they were pushing for in the last 10 minutes. That makes it one win in four qualifying games for Coleman's men. That's all that we have time for, we hope to see you again next time.
90' + 3' Allen makes a brilliant sliding tackle inside his own box, as Matic threatens to get into the Welsh penalty area. Serbia earn a corner from it, which is whipped in by Tadic, but Vokes does well at the near post to head clear.
90' + 2' Vokes manages to stab a close-range effort into the outstretched arms of Stojkovic, but play was wrongfully pulled back for an offside decision anyway. The home side are urging Wales on, and whistling the Serbia goalkeeper as he dutifully tries to waste a bit of time over a goal-kick.
A. Katai
Yellow Card
Serbia
90' Katai gets a yellow card, which will see him miss out due to suspension next time out.
A. Williams
Yellow Card
Wales
90' Williams gets a booking now, with the ex-Swansea defender giving the referee another excuse to keep getting his cards out.
90' There are three minutes of stoppage time.
N. Gudelj
A. Mitrović
Serbia
88' Mitrovic is brought off, with Gudej added into the midfield as Serbia look to see this one out.
V. Stojković
Yellow Card
Serbia
87' Stojkovic gets a yellow card for racing 50 yards off his line to complain to the referee. Quite utterly pointless. 
A. Rukavina
Assist
Serbia
85' Rukavina finally manages to whip in a telling cross from the right, with his teammate just about able to avoid some physical marking.
A. Mitrović
Goal
Serbia
85' GOOOOOOOAL! Mitrovic makes it 1-1! The Serbia striker is picked out by a looping cross in from the right-hand side, which sails onto the inside the far post and beats Hennessey. It's a great header from the Newcastle forward, who got head and above of his marker brilliantly.
85' OFF THE POST! Ramsey releases Bale down the right channel, with the Real Madrid winger surging into the box and sweeping a low drive onto the inside of the far post. The home fans rally again and start to urge their players on, who intermittently look a little bit low on energy.
D. Edwards
J. Ledley
Wales
84' Edwards comes into the game to replace the booked Ledley, who is in danger of seeing red late on.
82' Williams does well to make a great interception, with a quick break upfield from the hosts forcing Maksimovic to lash the ball into touch. Serbia do manage to turn possession over, with Obradovic finding Tadic, but play is again worked back out to the right - with Rukavina only finding Ramsey's chest with a cross.
80' A dangerous cross from the left-hand side somehow evades Mitrovic, with a second delivery from Rukavina then hacked away by Ledley. Serbia keep their pressure on with Rukavina found again on the right, but a delivery from the Villarreal defender is guided wide by the aforementioned Newcastle striker. He punches the post in frustration!
78' Bale manages to win a free-kick with some lovely footwork down the left, but a whipped delivery from the dead ball is cleared with ease. Lawrence tries to scamper into the corner and get in behind Ivanovic, but the substitute loses his footing at the vital moment.
77' Less than quarter of an hour remains for a Serbian response, with Mitrovic still being a peripheral figure in this contest. The away side have recycled possession and have got their wing-backs into good areas, but Chester and Williams have been comfortable. Another long ball into the area from Serbia is claimed easily by Hennessey.
75' Ramsey releases Lawrence down the left-hand side, but Ivanovic is just about able to prevent the ex-Leicester man from getting into the box. The home side looked like they were on the ropes for a while, but suddenly things look a little brighter for Wales, as a spell in the Serbian half is giving the hosts' back four some respite.
73' Katai tries to shoot from the edge of the penalty area, but thunders a low drive straight at Ramsey! The substitute catches the Arsenal midfielder in a rather sensitive area, so the Welshman will probably struggle to get his breathe back for a couple of minutes.
71' Serbia continue to enjoy long spells of possession, but only Tadic looks capable of unlocking this resolute Welsh defence. Lawrence manages to earn Wales a free-kick in a good area, but a long ball into the opposition penalty area is headed to safety by Maksimovic.
A. Katai
F. Kostić
Serbia
70' Katai replaces the disappointing Kostic in attack for the away side, who desperately need some inspiration from somewhere.
J. Ledley
Yellow Card
Wales
69' Ledley picks up a booking for making another cynical tackle in the middle of the park, with Wales beginning to look a little bit tired.
T. Lawrence
H. Robson-Kanu
Wales
68' Mitrovic is picked out by an Obradovic cross from the left, but Williams does enough to meet the ball ahead of Mitrovic. Robson-Kanu then jogs off, with Tom Lawrence offering fresh legs up top.
67' Serbia manage to work a three-on-three situation, as Tadic goes through the gears in between the lines, but Kostic can only cut a ball back from the left byline and into Hennessey's arms. Wales' midfield options might just be starting to look a little bit leggy, as they've worked very hard tonight already.
65' Serbia enjoy a bit of possession, which sees Kostic break down the left, but Chester covers across to put the ball into touch. The visitors are trying to find a little gap to exploit in Wales' defence, but Coleman's men are well-organised and are standing firm. The away side have control, but the hosts are happy to absorb pressure and then counter at pace.
63' Ramsey is found by Bale, but the Arsenal midfielder is robbed of possession by Ivanovic. Rukavina finds Tadic, who opens play out to Obradovic, but Gunter blocks a cross from the left. Ledley fouls Tadic in a fairly central position, moments later, but a whipped ball in from the Southampton playmaker is caught by Hennessey.
61' Ledley makes a fantastic tackle around 30 yards out from his own goal, which sparks a break from Wales, but their build-up play is halted by a foul. Serbia are getting a little bit desperate with their defending, and the hosts are getting the wind in their sails again. Coleman will need to ensure that his side don't push too many players forward, as they could get caught out at any moment.
59' There is a brief break in play, which allows for Ramsey to get some instructions from Coleman, as the physios come on to give Robson-Kanu a little bit of treatment. With around half an hour left on the clock, Wales are edging towards a much-needed three points at home.
57' Bale feeds an overlapping Gunter down the right-hand side, but a clipped cross is nodded easily away by Nastasic. Momnents later, Vokes and Allen combine on the break, but Stojkovic is able to come out and gobble up an overcooked through-ball from the former.
56' Taylor makes a vital block at the back post to deny an attempted square ball from Milivojevic, as Serbia continue to threaten in this second half. Ramsey and Robson-Kanu try to respond with a counter-attack of their own, but the latter is shunted off the ball by Ivanovic. It must be said, the Arsenal midfielder isn't looking at his fittest.
J. Allen
Yellow Card
Wales
54' Gunter nods a header behind for a corner, which is taken by a bloodied Tadic. Allen does well at the near post to clear, before the Stoke midfielder is penalised for a poor tackle on the aforementioned Serbian who had collected the scraps.
52' Kostic finds Obradovic on the left-hand side, but a cross in from the Anderlecht defender is hacked clear untidily by Taylor. This game is end-to-end at the moment, with both goalkeepers probably feeling a little bit more nervous. Their defences are making little errors now.
50' Vokes is picked out at the back post by Bale, but the Burnley striker's glancing header is steered away from danger by Nastasic. Moments later, Wales pick up a free-kick in a dangerous area, as Allen is felled by Milivojevic. Bale takes aim, but Stojkovic pushes a near-post save away. Ramsey keeps it alive, but the Welshman's cross can't be sent at goal by Robson-Kanu.
48' Wales are continuing to push a lot of bodies forward on quick counter attacks, with Ramsey the key man for picking out the right options further upfield. The Arsenal midfielder manages to win a free-kick from Milivojevic this time, as he is blocked off by the Serbian midfielder.
46' We are back underway in Cardiff! Wales are 45 minutes away from a huge qualifying result against Serbia, but the away side have some options on the bench to try and mix their system up.
HALF-TIME! Wales have a vital 1-0 lead over Serbia at home, courtesy of a fourth qualifying strike from Gareth Bale. The away side have been reserved and defensive, but they'll have to come out in search of an equaliser if they are to avoid making the journey home empty-handed.
M. Nastasić
Yellow Card
Serbia
45' + 1' Nastasic comes through the back of Ramsey and earns himself a yellow card for his trouble - that means he will miss Serbia's next match.
45' Kostic clips in a cross from the byline on the left-hand side, but Tadic and Rukavina get tangled in the box. Matic then lines up a shot from outside the area, but Hennessey dives across to make a solid save. Straight down the ex-Wolves shot-stopper's throat. Better from Serbia.
43' Obradovic tries to break down the left, but passes straight out of play, as Serbia continue to look rather low on ideas in the opposition half. Mitrovic has barely been given any service in the Welsh box, and Kostic has only been able to use his pace on one occasion.
41' We're into the final five minutes of the first half, with Wales having all of the time in the world to stroke the ball around at their own pace. Taylor is the target of a clipped pass down the left, but Maksimovic covers across well. Wales keep their pressure on with a cross from the left, but Robson-Kanu heads wide of the left-hand post.
39' Play finally gets back underway, with Tadic getting treatment on the sidelines, as he may have broken his nose there. Wales enjoy a spell of possession, as their opponents are a man light, with Mitrovic dropping deeper to let the hosts stroke the ball around without any pressure.
37' There is a stoppage in play, as Tadic gets a knock to the face from Allen, with the Serbian midfielder needing running repairs. He'll need a new shirt too, as the playmaker has bled heavily from his nose. He definitely wasn't making the most of it, like Wales' players were claiming!
G. Bale
Yellow Card
Wales
35' Bale gets a booking for the home side, with the Welshman being a little bit hard done by there. He's lucky it isn't more, given how he speaks to the referee in the aftermath.
34' Ledley gives away a free-kick, which Tadic swings in to the back post, but Maksimovic is unable to slide in and direct a finish on target! That was a very inviting ball in from the Southampton midfielder, but assists continue to evade him this campaign - for club especially.
32' Suddenly, Serbia have no choice but to come further out of their shell. Wales break down the left-hand side, with Ramsey able to pick out Bale down the flank brilliantly. The Real Madrid man clips a cross to the back post, but Robson-Kanu can only guide a header wide of the far post!
H. Robson-Kanu
Assist
Wales
30' Robson-Kanu manages to chase down a nothing ball from Chester, buffeting Nastasic out of possession, before laying back a neat pass to his compatriot.
G. Bale
Goal
Wales
30' GOOOOOOOAL! BALE MAKES IT 1-0! Robson-Kanu manages to rob the ball from Nastasic on the right-hand side, before cutting back a great pass from the flank. Bale cuts onto his left foot and thumps a low strike into the back of the net from just outside the box, with Stojkovic caught off-guard!
29' The opening half an hour have passed without any real incident, as neither goalkeeper has been truly put to work in Cardiff. The hosts continue to see more of the ball, but Vokes and Robson-Kanu have been working to no avail.
28' Ramsey is able to drive into space around 30 yards from goal, but a clipped diagonal pass from the Arsenal midfielder is headed away from the danger zone by Ivanovic. Vokes was lurking at the back post, but his compatriot couldn't quite pick him out. That really should have resulted in a Welsh chance.
26' Robson-Kanu puts some pressure on Stojkovic, after the Forest goalkeeper was given a terrible backpass, but the Serbian takes the ball down on his chest before volleying clear. The away side respond with a counter-attack, but Tadic can only drift in and shoot a long way wide of the far upright.
24' Mitrovic is picked out by a clipped ball in from the midfield, but the Newcastle forward can't spin to shoot. Instead, the ex-Anderlecht man fails to take a first touch and possession is ceded to Wales in the form of a goal-kick. This game has been low on quality in the final third thus far.
22' Rukavina bends a cross in from the right-hand side, but the former Real Valladolid defender's delivery sails across the face of the goal and out for a goal-kick. That was just begging to be touched home! Despite Wales going a little bit stale in the last five minutes, the home fans are making plenty of noise to urge their men on.
20' Taylor tries to lift a cross in from the left-hand side, but Vokes runs into Nastasic rather than leaping to meet the delivery. The hosts claim for a penalty, but the referee isn't interested at all. Serbia are starting to threaten a little bit on the break, as it appears the visitors have got the measure of this Wales system and are now willing to push forward.
18' Off the line from Taylor! Ivanovic is picked out by a great corner from the right, which the Chelsea defender sends powerfully goalwards with his head. The ball beats Hennessey and looks to be creeping inside the far post, but the Swansea left-back uses his midriff to deflect the danger wide of the target. Great defending!
16' Obradovic clips a pass out to the right-hand side, but a cut-back from Rukavina is intercepted by Ramsey. The away side are trying to go direct, with their wing-backs haring up in support as quickly as possible, but Serbia have shown nothing in the way of quality in the opposition half so far. Williams makes an error, allowing Kostic to get in behind, but Chester covers across well.
14' Bale launches a long throw into the box from the left-hand side, but Stojkovic comes out well to rise and beat Vokes in the air. The hosts are having the majority of possession, with Serbia hoping to settle into this game after a cautious and defensive approach during the first 10 minutes or so.
12' Serbia have been trying to congest the middle of the pitch as much as possible, with Matic and Milivojevic sitting as a shield in front of three central defenders. Vokes and Robson-Kanu haven't had much service so far, but Bale is looking dangerous. Ramsey shoots from 25 yards out, but his effort is blocked by a great sliding tackle.
10' Over the top from Bale! The Real Madrid wide man holds the ball up well, before spinning out into a pocket of space, but the Welshman can only shoot high and wide of the target from 25 yards out. He already looks in the mood for a goal.
9' Gunter wins a free-kick on the right, but Bale's delivery into the box is cleared by the first man, as Wales continue to exert the early pressure. The away side release Kostic down the left, but Chester does well to block a cross in from the ex-Groningen winger. Hennessey has been a spectator so far.
7' Wales whip in a corner from the right, but Serbia's zonal marking works, with a clearance falling to Allen. The Stoke midfielder bends in an immediate delivery, but it is too heavy and Stojkovic can come off his line to claim with ease. A confident start from Coleman's men.
5' Serbia win themselves a corner, but Chester is present at the near post to lash away a clearance. Ramsey scampers forward and opens play out to the right-hand side, but Gunter is denied the chance to cross by a Obradovic tackle. 
3' Wales enjoy an early spell of possession, as Serbia sit deep and invite the hosts to take their best shot. There have been a few instances of both teams giving the ball away under pressure, as congested defences and high early pressure in the middle of the park lead to fractured play.
1' We are underway in the first half! Wales need to win tonight, as Republic of Ireland picking up three points has put unwanted pressure on the hosts to pick up a result. Serbia, however, will not be broken down easily.
Serbia substitutes: Pejcinovic, S. Mitrovic, Markovic, Tosic, Mladenovic, Jovanovic, Radoja, Katai, Rajkovic, Gudelj, Tosic, Pavlovic.
Serbia starting line-up (5-4-1): Stojkovic; Rukavina, Ivanovic, Maksimovic, Nastasic, Obradovic; Kostic, Matic, Milivojevic, Tadic; Mitrovic.
Wales substitutes: Ward, MacDonald, King, J. Williams, Walsh, Huws, O. Williams, Dummett, Lawrence, Edwards, Cotterill, Matthews.
Wales starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Hennessey; Gunter, Chester, Williams, Taylor; Allen, Ledley; Bale, Ramsey, Robson-Kanu; Vokes.
TEAM NEWS: Aleksandar Mitrovic is the lone striker for Serbia, who are setting up to frustrate tonight. Dusan Tadic provides creativity in behind, while Filip Kostic's pace could be a problem on the counter. Antonio Rukavina and the inexperience Ivan Obradovic feature as wing-backs, with Branislav Ivanovic marshalling Nikola Maksimovic and Matija Nastastic in a central defensive three.
TEAM NEWS: Hal Robson-Kanu and Sam Vokes are entrusted with leading the line for the home side, with Aaron Ramsey fit to start after returning from injury recently. Gareth Bale and Joe Allen have both been in excellent form for their club sides, and start in midfield, as Coleman  opts for a four-man defence.
Republic of Ireland picked up three points from Austria earlier this evening, which leaves Wales requiring a home win to stay in the hunt for top spot. Under Slavoljub Muslin, Serbia have shown some improvement since missing out on Euro 2016, and won 3-0 away against Moldova in their last competitive fixture on the road - but tonight is a different challenge.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of Wales' World Cup qualifier against Serbia in Group D, which threatens to be one of the tougher tests of their campaign. The visitors are setting up with a back five and are here to take points from Chris Coleman's Euro 2016 surprise package.
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