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  • 6 February 2013
  • • 19:45
  • • Liberty Stadium, Swansea
  • Referee: M. Masiah
  • • Attendance: 8202

Live Commentary

  • FULL TIME: A good win for Chris Coleman's team. Austria couldn't convert their chances and by the time they did they were two goals down. Final Score Wales 2-1 Austria
  • 90' + 1'
    Yellow Card Hal Robson-Kanu
  • 90'
    Well into stoppage time here at the end of the game and Austria the team pressing but Myhill has it in his hands
  • 88'
    SubstitutionMarkus Suttner Franz Schiemer
  • 88'
    Two minutes plus stoppages for Wales to hold onto the lead
  • 87'
    Wales on the break after Austrian corner
  • 84'
    SubstitutionJack Collison Simon Church
  • 84'
    Good ball from Robson-Kanu but well defended from the Austrian defence
  • 84'
    Wales just holding possession now to calm down the Austrian attack
  • 80'
    Wales living dangerously now as they are under extreme pressure from the Austrians
  • 75'
    Assist Marko Arnautovic
  • 75'
    SubstitutionVeli Kavlak Christoph Leitgeb
  • 75'
    Goal Marc Janko
  • 75'
    GOAL! One back for Austria, Janko scores a header from a beautiful in-swinging ball out on the wing
  • 73'
    SubstitutionAdam Matthews Chris Gunter
  • 73'
    Chris Gunter now on for Adam Matthews
  • 73'
    Good ball into the box from Wales but nobody but the Austrian defender in the middle and the clearance is made
  • 72'
    Austria pressurizing but the end product needs to be better
  • 68'
    Approaching the half-way point of the second half at the Liberty Stadium getting very scrappy in the middle now from both sides
  • 64'
    Aston Villa's Weimann replaced after a poor performance
  • 63'
    SubstitutionAndreas Weimann Jakob Jantscher
  • 63'
    SubstitutionAndreas Ivanschitz Zlatko Junuzovic
  • 60'
    SubstitutionGareth Bale Hal Robson-Kanu
  • 60'
    Goalscorer Gareth Bale comes off to be replaced by Reading's Robson-Kanu
  • 59'
    Wales having to defend good Austrian pressue
  • 54'
    Bale just volleys wide of the Austrian goal after a defensive header fell to him just inside the box
  • 52'
    Assist Gareth Bale
  • 52'
    Goal Sam Vokes
  • 52'
    GOAL! Gareth Bale collects on the byline then crosses to substitute Sam Vokes who thumps the header in the corner
  • 50'
    Bale wins the corner after good link up play on the wing
  • 49'
    Joe Ledley drives out of midfield but blasts his shot over the bar
  • 48'
    Bale with a deflected shot nearly makes its way to Vokes but the keeper collects
  • 46'
    SubstitutionCraig Bellamy Sam Vokes
  • 46'
    SubstitutionDavid Vaughan Andy King
  • 46'
    Andy King and Sam Vokes on for Wales after the break
  • Half-time at the Liberty Stadium. Alaba running the show for Austria in midfield but Gareth Bale has been the stand-out man of the first half scoring the goal and going on those vintage runs down the wing.
  • 45'
    Cracking last ditch tackle from Sam Ricketts after Alaba sent his team mate through
  • 44'
    Out of absolutely nothing, David Alaba has struck the post with a volley from all of 30 yards. The Bayern Munish star was off balance but showed excellent technique and is unlucky not to pull his side level.
  • 44'
    Deflected effort means an Austria corner as we approach the final minute of the 45
  • 42'
    Bale with a lovely first touch but Austrians immediately surround the winger
  • 39'
    Yellow Card Florian Klein
  • 39'
    First yellow for Klein of Austria
  • 34'
    Bale fires straight into the wall after much debate about the distance they were away from the ball
  • 33'
    Wales with a free-kick after Sunderland's David Vaughn was fouled about 30 yards out
  • 33'
    Great challenege from Ledley Wales on the break
  • 32'
    The brass band now banging out the Rocky theme at the Liberty lovely touch
  • 31'
    Another foul by Joe Ledley gives the Austrians to put the Welsh defence under pressure again
  • 30'
    Good ball in and Pogatetz flashes his header wide off a deflection from Davies, Austrian corner
  • 30'
    Clumsy challenge by Allen gives Austria a free kick on the left
  • 29'
    Austrians with a spell of possession but Wales pushing them backwards, good disciplined defending
  • 28'
    Early ball from Bale but well overhit and the momentum is lost
  • 24'
    Bale running the full-back ragged again going inside before his cross is collected
  • 21'
    Assist Joe Allen
  • 21'
    Goal Gareth Bale
  • 21'
    GOAL! Bale breaks the deadlock with a lovely finish after a beautiful pass put him through from Joe Allen
  • 16'
    Joe Ledley takes a bad challenge to the chest giving Wales the chance to put in a dangerous ball
  • 16'
    Great opportunity for Bellamy as he forces a mistake from Pogatetz but the striker puts it just the wrong side of the post
  • 15'
    Myhill claims after a defensive head from Alaba's free kick
  • 14'
    Davies commits a foul and gives Austria the chance to put in a good ball
  • 12'
    Nice play from Wales in the middle and Matthews puts a ball in which the keeper flaps at before a defender clears
  • 11'
    Bale rockets down the sideline getting past two defenders before putting in a cross on the byline but nobody's there
  • 9'
    Good save from Myhill from a shot just outside the box
  • 8'
    Ashley Williams spots the run of Bellamy, who stays onside, but can't quite latch on to the through ball and the Austrian keeper Almer collects. Nice idea by Williams.
  • 3'
    Adam Matthews clears off the line from the first corner.
  • 1'
    Play is underway at the Liberty Stadium!
  • I'm Aaron McLoughlin and I'll be providing your Live commentary of Wales v Austria
  • AustriaXIvWales:Imer,Pogatetz,Suttner,Prodl,Klein,Ivanschitz,Alaba,Kavlak,Arnautovic,Weimann,Janko
  • Wales XI v Austria: Myhill, Matthews, Ricketts, Williams (C), B Davies, Collison, Allen, Vaughan, Ledley, Bale, Bellamy