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France dazzled by Evans hat-trick

Published: Tuesday 20 November 2007, 20.58CET
Wales 4-2 France After a start delayed by floodlight problems at Ninian Park, Ched Evans scored a memorable hat-trick to edge a thrilling game.
Published: Tuesday 20 November 2007, 20.58CET

France dazzled by Evans hat-trick

Wales 4-2 France After a start delayed by floodlight problems at Ninian Park, Ched Evans scored a memorable hat-trick to edge a thrilling game.

Manchester City FC striker Ched Evans scored a memorable hat-trick as Wales came from behind to edge a thrilling UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier against Group 10 favourites France in Cardiff.

France comeback
After a start delayed by floodlight problems at Ninian Park, Evans lit the way for the home side as he set them on course for an unlikely victory just before half-time, capitalising on a weak back-pass from Younes Kaboul, rounding the goalkeeper and tapping in. France were unlucky to go into the interval behind and more than redressed the balance with two goals in five minutes midway through the second half, a Yoann Gourcuff penalty followed by a Dimitri Payet effort. Yet Wales hit back with a quickfire double of their own as Evans kept his cool with a spot-kick before Mark Bradley made it 3-2. Evans made the points safe in added time, sliding in the third penalty of the night.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.54CET

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Lineups

Wales

Wales

France

France

1
O. WilliamsOwain Williams (GK)
Yellow Card87
5
BellaidHabib Bellaid
2
BlakeDarcy Blake
7
CoutadeurMathieu Coutadeur
Substitution50
3
JacobsonJoseph Jacobson (C)
10
DiaIssiar Dia
Substitution84
4
RamseyAaron Ramsey
Substitution58
6
DigardDidier Digard
5
WilliamsMichael Williams
Yellow Card71
11
GouffranYoan Gouffran
12
RibeiroChristian Ribeiro
4
KaboulYounès Kaboul (C)
Yellow Card80
7
AllenJoe Allen
8
MarveauxSylvain Marveaux
Substitution69
9
VokesSam Vokes
Substitution70
1
JourdrenGeoffrey Jourdren (GK)
Yellow Card90+1
10
EvansChed Evans
Goal45
Goal79
Goal90+1
19
N'ZogbiaCharles N'Zogbia
11
MacDonaldShaun MacDonald
2
DaboMouhamadou Dabo
Yellow Card37
15
CollisonJack Collison
9
RémyLoïc Rémy

Substitutes

27
R. TaylorRhys Taylor (GK)
14
GourcuffYoann Gourcuff
Substitution69
Goal72
Yellow Card89
8
BradleyMark Bradley
Substitution58
Goal81
13
MatuidiBlaise Matuidi
6
WilliamsMarc Williams
17
PayetDimitri Payet
Substitution50
Goal77
14
N. TaylorNeil Taylor
15
QuerciaJulien Quercia
Substitution84
16
AdamsNicolas Adams
16
RuffierStéphane Ruffier (GK)
17
JamesLloyd James
12
MoutaouakilYassin Moutaouakil
18
ChurchSimon Church
Substitution70
18
MuratoriVincent Muratori

Coach

Brian Flynn (WAL) René Girard (FRA)

Referee

Goran Spirkoski (MKD)

Assistant referees

Petre Kodovski (MKD), Dusko Miloseski (MKD)

Fourth official

Marjan Markoski (MKD)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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