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2 vs 1
Played
February 6, 2013 7:45 p.m. GMT
Liberty Stadium — Swansea
Referee:‬ M. Masiah‎
Attendance:‬ 8202‎
 
21′ Gareth Bale
Marc Janko 75′
52′ Sam Vokes
 
 
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′
Substitution Markus Suttner Franz Schiemer
 
88′
Two minutes plus stoppages for Wales to hold onto the lead
 
87′
Wales on the break after Austrian corner
 
84′
Substitution Jack 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′
Substitution Veli 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′
Substitution Adam 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′
Substitution Andreas Weimann Jakob Jantscher
 
63′
Substitution Andreas Ivanschitz Zlatko Junuzovic
 
60′
Substitution Gareth 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′
Substitution Craig Bellamy Sam Vokes
 
46′
Substitution David 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
 
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