David Cotterill leads the final Welsh attack. Cyrill Zimmermann puts the whistle to his mouth. He blows once... he blows twice... he blows a third time! Thank goodness this match is over for the Scots! For Wales, the only possible disappointment was a no goal second half.
Two minutes added time.
Over the tannoy we hear Ramsey announced as Man of the Match. He didn't even play an hour. But that is the story of this match. All over in 45 minutes!
Substitution David Edwards David Cotterill
Lofted ball forward to Kyle. He plays it off of the back of his heel. It's not the best touch. He hits the deck. He appeals for a foul. No one touched him. Everything is hoping for Scotland. Wales will make it change. David for David. David Edwards comes off David Cotterill comes on.
Shot saved by Hennessey! The ball has come back out to Scotland. It's Alan Hutton. Hutton with a diagonal ball. Kevin Kyle has a real chance. His head couldn't be any better... saved by Hennessey (palmed away). Okay, maybe Kevin Kyle's shot COULD have been better.
Robson sends the ball over Hennessey's bar from outside the box. He was offside. From offside positions Scotland struggle. No wonder it is just the one shot on target for Scotland thus far.
Substitution Joe Ledley Andy King
Andy King is on for Joe Ledley and Scotland have a corner. Scottish corner comes to nothing, how many times has that been said today?
Substitution Don Cowie Derek Riordan
Steven Fletcher offside now. Cowie has played the game of his career and he'll be making his way to the bench. He look exhausted more that frustrated. Derek Riordan is on the season of his career, but he won't get three in ten minutes.
Vokes is free on the left. Aaaaaah. He's offside. Good build up play by Wales. Joe Ledley feeding some nice passes about the pitch.
This match has deteriorated into not a lot. The Scots in the stands want to leave the game. Only the truly faithful can remain to watch this.
Substitution Graham Dorrans Barry Robson
Dorrans is off. Barry Robson becomes the oldest man on the pitch. Running about with these spritely Welshman... he'll feel it too.
Wales have been in possesion for about five minutes. Gareth Bale had the opportunity to let the ball go out for a corner. Bale would rather play. He kept it in, and the move continued. The chance ended as Earnshaw struck and the ball went to Hennessey's right.
Edwards can't quite replicate the magic of the first half. He sprints down the middle and lays it off to Vokes. Vokes wants to get it back to Edwards just behind the 'D'. Edwards on his left peg sends it way over.
Substitution Steven Naismith Ross McCormack
Substitution James McFadden Kevin Kyle
Hutton gets out of jail. He failed to get the ball under control and was robbed by Sam Vokes who could have been one-on-one. A bouncing ball made things difficult for Vokes who actually ended up taking Hutton to the floor conceding a foul. Meanwhile, it is Kevin Kyle coming on for a very disgruntled looking Kenny Miller.
Substitution Lewin Nyatanga Danny Gabbidon
Danny Gabbidon. Just the name will warm the hearts of Welshman all over. Gabbidon jogs onto the field and jogging off is Nyatanga who superbly defended a corner in the first half. A goal then could have made a very different game!
Alan Hutton to Naismith. Typical, Naismith turns to Hutton who just made an 80 yard pass. Naismith thinks Hutton should be more accurate. Everyone is pointing the finger at each other.
Substitution Aaron Ramsey Joe Allen
Toshack thinks this game is all over. Ramsey is coming off. We haven't even reached the hour mark yet! Joe Allen will be the replacement.
Substitution Kenny Miller Steven Fletcher
First change for Scotland now. Lee Wallace (not Ross), and Fox will get the chance to go home early. He's the luckiest Scot in the side!
Substitution Daniel Fox Lee Wallace
A handball that nobody else had seen is given by Cyrill Zimmermann. McFadden has a chance to score from 20 yards just left off centre. His shot doesn't have the height to clear the wall and it's a corner for Scotland.
Fox's diagonal ball is easy for Wales to break from. Again bombing down Cardiff's stadium. It is ex-Cardiff player Robbie Earnshaw with the chance. He leaves it for Vokes his strike partner. No results. Wales will have to settle for a throw.
McFadden with a chance down this leftwing. He squares it in. Gareth Bale bails Wales out! Scotland look lost of confidence the booking to Marshall hasn't help a slither!
A push from the corner represents the end of the Welsh attack.
Bale gets a flick off of the wall from the direct freekick to win the corner.
Yellow Card David Marshall
Goal.com would like to thank all returning Scotland fans for the second half! Don't let David Marshall's 15 goals conceded in four matches fool you. Scotland are still in this match... honest. Well that aint a great start. Marshall has been booked for handball outside the area!
Substitution Chedwyn Evans Sam Vokes
Substitution Simon Church Robert Earnshaw
Sam Vokes and Robbie Earnshaw will start the second half. Making way will be Church and Evans.
Church ends the half with a cross. Scotland sort out the danger (that makes a change). Not a second of injury time. HALF-TIME.
Yellow Card Craig Morgan
One-two Naismith and Cowie. Naismith is in behind everyone. There isn't too much pitch left to run into. Ultimately, that's true. Naismith tries to run back onto Cowie's pass but it has gone behind for a goalkick.
Pitch invader. Temporary break in play. Bad news for Wales, they want to keep playing. Keep up this momentum. Scotland will take it.
Wales are three nil up! Wales march up the park into that Scottish box once more. Cyrill Zimmermann looks afraid to give a penalty. If this match carries on in this vain, Scotland may as well not show up for the second half. Defensively, they haven't shown up for the first.
Ramsey, individual effort! Does the first Scottish defender with a sideways chip. Tries to do the Scottish captain Darren Fletcher. He can't get away from him. FLETCHER IS HOLDING HIM BACK. Penalty? Penalty? Ramsey strikes despite being held back. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Ramsey getting what he deserves.
Goal Aaron Ramsey
McFadden in the centre of the park. Indecision. he loses out.
Aaron Ramsey at the heart of the Welsh attack. Edwards storming up the pitch, he comes the cut back from the left. Church with a tap in. He must tap in! HE DOES TAP IN!! WALES; WALES, WALES. They are two up! Easiest goal Church will ever score. First goal for Church in a Welsh shirt.
Goal Simon Church
Ched Evans is making a great run. Bang. Brought down on the left half way from the halfway line and the Scottish goal. Ramsey will want to take the freekick. But no, I don't think he wants to send it to hands of Marshall (but, you guessed it, he did).
Scotland with a corner from the left. Dorrans takes it. Nyatanga heads over his own crossbar. Phew. Another corner from the same side for Scotland. It comes in and Hennessey punches. Ramsey breaks.
McManus goes up for a header and wins the ball. He's got a strong head. He goes down, he's hurt in the process. Ouch.
Ramsey slips. Commentator's curse.
McFadden with a late challenge, could have been booked. Besides this, pretty clean for such a big game. Pitch looks pretty good too. Barely anyone has slid around, the surface can't be that greasy.
Naismith wants the ball, gets it, keeps it too long. He's run into trouble, he has to find Darren Fletcher, great pass from leftwing to right from Fletcher. Cowie has to keep running he takes a shot. Deflected. Cowie wins a corner. Not the best corner, great build up, encouraging signs from Scotland.
Goal David Edwards
Against the run of play. Against a great run. Ricketts in the build up, great pass and move... Edwards in the middle... The balls come from his right, he swings a leg on the volley... Goal, Goal GOOOOAL! Wales 1-0 Scotland!!
First corner for Wales is easily collected by Marshall. Scotland break and it is all the way back to Hennessey who picks up the loose ball. Was it a loose ball? Any case of a passback there?
Attack from Wales. They bomb down the left but the eventual cross is cleared. Cleared as far as Joe Ledley that is, who shoots 30-35 yards out. High and wide and not troubling no one!
Scotland 'defo' the team on top, but it all ends up with an overhit ball from Dorrans.
Craig Morgan takes down Naismith. Scotland try to take it quickly but Cyrill Zimmermann pulls it back. Scotland try to take it quick a second time. Cowie into Miller again. Miller has to make the killer ball into the box from the left. Ineffectual. Wales could break, but they don't really look in this game. Still only seven minutes gone.
Cowie feeds Miller for Miller's first real chance. The shots not the best, momentum goes to Wales.
kenny Miller is taken down 15 yards from the left corner flag. Don Cowie is on freekick duty, he's not hit that too well and that'll go straight to the hands of the keeper... no it won't... Marshall fumbles, but there is nobody around, so Marshall can recover.
Ricketts sends in the first cross of the game from the right. The ball comes back to him. Ricketts shifts his body weight. Ricketts crosses with his left peg. THE BALL IS DIPPING! Fingertip save by Hennessy cross-cum-shot makes some real danger!
That's the whistle. Welcome to Cardiff. Welcome to Wales vs Scotland. Welcome to the first half.
Scotland will start with: Marshall, Hutton, McManus, Gary Caldwell, Fox, Dorrans, Darren Fletcher, Cowie, Miller, Naismith, McFadden. And the subs look like: Langfield, Gallacher, Lee Wallace, Berra, Steven Caldwell, Steven Fletcher, McCormack, Robson, Kyle, Riordan and Adam.
John Toshack is starting without key strikers, the full line up reads: Hennessey, Ricketts, Nyatanga, Williams, Morgan, Bale, Ledley, Ramsey, Edwards, Evans and Church. On the bench for Wales: Brown, Vokes, Easter, Dorman, Gabbidon, Cotterill, Earnshaw, Matthews, Blake, King and Allen.
Did you know: it is take-two for Danny Fox? Fox was hoping to gain his first international cap against Japan but had to pull out of the squad due to his fitness. Fox will be hoping to kick start his international career after deciding he was Scottish.
Did you know: George Burley’s Scotland squad has an average age of just over twenty-four. This squad seems to have a better balance of youth and experience with Barry Robson being the oldest man in the squad (31). Goal.com worked out the average to be around 24.26 years.
Did you know: John Toshack’s Welsh squad has an average age of just over twenty. With that said, the Welsh internationals do have a disproportionate number of December birthdays, but even so, Goal.com worked out the average to be around 20.04 years.
Did you know: John Hartson, who bagged over 50 caps for Wales, is today’s guest of honour? Hartson’s Welsh debut saw him score against today’s opponents – Scotland.
Did you know: this is the first ever international for Wales, here, at the Cardiff City Stadium? How better to celebrate the occasion that with an all Home Nations tie!
Welcome to your live text commentary here on Goal.com. Today we are at the Cardiff City Stadium where Wales will welcome George Burley’s Scotland. Injuries to both sides means there will be new faces all over the pitch. Full line ups to follow. So, sit back and relax, or stand up and scream; your match commentator will be Luke Truppin.
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