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France profit from Eardley error

Published: Friday 7 September 2007, 22.54CET
France 1-0 Wales A Neal Eardley own-goal proved decisive as René Girard's team moved level with Romania atop Group 10 after a dominant display.
Published: Friday 7 September 2007, 22.54CET

France profit from Eardley error

France 1-0 Wales A Neal Eardley own-goal proved decisive as René Girard's team moved level with Romania atop Group 10 after a dominant display.

A Neal Eardley own-goal proved decisive as France moved level with Romania atop Group 10 as the hosts were forced to settle for a 1-0 triumph despite dominating against Wales.

Jourdren anonymous
Les Bleus began their UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign with a frustrating 1-1 draw at home to Romania in June though a repeat never looked likely versus Wales. Goalkeeper Geoffrey Jourdren was largely redundant as René Girard's team took the game to the visitors, and eventually got their reward five minutes after half-time. Eardley directed Serge Gakpé's cross into his own net under pressure from Yoan Gourcuff and there was no way back for Wales thereafter.

Last updated: 27/03/13 7.19CET

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Lineups

France

France

Wales

Wales

5
BellaidHabib Bellaid
7
AllenJoe Allen
Substitution66
2
DaboMouhamadou Dabo
10
CotterrillDavid Cotterrill
6
DigardDidier Digard
2
EardleyNeal Eardley
Goal50
9
GouffranYoan Gouffran
8
EdwardsDavid Edwards (C)
7
GourcuffYoann Gourcuff
Substitution57
9
EvansChed Evans
4
KaboulYounès Kaboul (C)
5
GunterChris Gunter
3
MarangeFlorian Marange
3
JacobsonJoseph Jacobson
11
QuerciaJulien Quercia
Substitution80
11
MacDonaldShaun MacDonald
Substitution66
10
GakpeSerge Gakpe
Substitution57
4
RamseyAaron Ramsey
Substitution80
1
JourdrenGeoffrey Jourdren (GK)
1
O. WilliamsOwain Williams (GK)
8
N'ZogbiaCharles N'Zogbia
6
WilliamsMichael Williams

Substitutes

13
MarveauxSylvain Marveaux
16
BlakeDarcy Blake
14
MatuidiBlaise Matuidi
Substitution80
14
BradleyMark Bradley
17
PayetDimitri Payet
Substitution57
17
ChurchSimon Church
18
BonnetAlexandre Bonnet
15
JamesLloyd James
Substitution80
12
LouvionCyriaque Louvion
21
R. TaylorRhys Taylor (GK)
16
RuffierStéphane Ruffier (GK)
12
N. TaylorNeil Taylor
Substitution66
15
CabayeYohan Cabaye
Substitution57
Yellow Card89
18
VokesSam Vokes
Substitution66

Coach

René Girard (FRA) Brian Flynn (WAL)

Referee

Manuel De Sousa (POR)

Assistant referees

Sergio Manuel Lacroix Pimenta (POR), Sérgio Serrão (POR)

Fourth official

Hugo Miguel (POR)

Legend:

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