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Wales beat Hungary to pull clear at summit

Published: Saturday 4 September 2010, 20.30CET
Hungary 0-1 Wales
Brian Flynn's side will be sure of a play-off place if they avoid defeat in Italy on Tuesday after Robson Kanu's goal gave them victory in Hungary.
by Andy Clark
from Sóstói Stadium
Wales beat Hungary to pull clear at summit
Wales captain Shaun MacDonald (centre) tries to evade two Hungary defenders ©UEFA.com
Published: Saturday 4 September 2010, 20.30CET

Wales beat Hungary to pull clear at summit

Hungary 0-1 Wales
Brian Flynn's side will be sure of a play-off place if they avoid defeat in Italy on Tuesday after Robson Kanu's goal gave them victory in Hungary.

Wales moved three points clear at the top of Group 3 of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying with a 1-0 victory against Hungary.

Italy's 1-0 win against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Friday night drew the Azzurrini level on points with Brian Flynn's side ahead of the two teams' meeting in Pescara on Tuesday. Wales, though, now know that they must only avoid defeat in that game to book a play-off place thanks to Robson Kanu's winner in Szekesfehervar.

The winning goal arrived on 68 minutes, substitute Ashley Richards providing the assist with a delightfully flighted free-kick from the right. Kanu stole in unnoticed by the Hungarian defence, heading past Péter Gulácsi and high into the roof of the net. Hungary captain András Debreceni was dismissed for felling Kanu inside the penalty area with four minutes remaining but the match-winner failed to add a second from the spot.

"Hungary made a blistering start; we were fortunate to be level at half-time," Flynn told UEFA.com. "Hungary were the better side for 45 minutes. Every team needs a bit of luck and we certainly got it in the first half."

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.41CET

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Lineups

Hungary

Hungary

Wales

Wales

1
GulácsiPéter Gulácsi (GK)
1
MaxwellChris Maxwell (GK)
3
KádárTamás Kádár
Yellow Card90+1
2
MatthewsAdam Matthews
Substitution16
4
SzokolZsolt Szokol
Yellow Card31
3
N. TaylorNeil Taylor
5
DebreceniAndrás Debreceni (C)
Yellow Card68
Red Card86
4
DobleRyan Doble
6
KorcsmárZsolt Korcsmár
5
StephensDavid Stephens
9
NémethKrisztián Németh
Yellow Card74
6
MorrisAaron Morris
10
FarkasBalázs Farkas
Substitution62
7
AllenJoe Allen
14
SzatmáriLóránd Szatmári
Substitution78
8
BradleyMark Bradley
15
GyömbérGábor Gyömbér
9
Robson-KanuHal Robson-Kanu
Goal68
Penalty87
Yellow Card90
16
PintérÁdám Pintér
10
WilliamsMarc Williams
Yellow Card36
Substitution60
17
GosztonyiAndrás Gosztonyi
Yellow Card19
Substitution71
11
MacDonaldShaun MacDonald (C)

Substitutes

12
MegyeriBalázs Megyeri (GK)
12
CornellDavid Cornell (GK)
7
SzakályDénes Szakály
13
BenderTom Bender
8
FutácsMarkó Futács
Substitution71
14
RichardsAshley Richards
Substitution16
11
LencseLászló Lencse
Substitution78
15
BodinBilly Bodin
13
SzekeresAdrián Szekeres
16
PartingtonJoseph Partington
Substitution60
18
KulcsárDávid Kulcsár
Substitution62
17
J. TaylorJake Taylor
20
VadnaiDániel Vadnai
18
ChamberlainElliott Chamberlain

Coach

Antal Róth (HUN) Brian Flynn (WAL)

Referee

Carlos Xistra (POR)

Assistant referees

Sérgio Serrão (POR), Antonio Godinho (POR)

Fourth official

Paulo Jorge Lourenço Batista (POR)

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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