Hampden Park - Glasgow 22/03/2013 - 21:00CET (20:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group A

Scotland - Wales
1-2
 

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Wales dig deep for Scotland success

Published: Friday 22 March 2013, 22.55CET
Scotland 1-2 Wales
Second-half goals from Aaron Ramsey and Hal Robson-Kanu secured Chris Coleman's men a comeback victory which lifted them into third in Group A.
by Sam Crompton
Wales dig deep for Scotland success
Aaron Ramsey celebrates after bringing Wales level ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

Scotland
Wales

1

Goals scored

2

11

Total attempts

8

3

Attempts on target

5

5

off target

0

0

blocked

0

1

against woodwork

0

4

Corners

5

0

Offsides

3

4

Yellow cards

2

1

Red Cards

1

16

Fouls committed

16

16

Fouls suffered

16

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 10:28 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Friday 22 March 2013, 22.55CET

Wales dig deep for Scotland success

Scotland 1-2 Wales
Second-half goals from Aaron Ramsey and Hal Robson-Kanu secured Chris Coleman's men a comeback victory which lifted them into third in Group A.

Wales came from behind to beat Scotland 2-1 at Hampden Park and climb into third place in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group A.

Chris Coleman's team dictated terms for long periods until defender Grant Hanley headed the home team into an unlikely lead. The tide turned when Robert Snodgrass was sent off in conceding a 70th-minute penalty. Aaron Ramsey – also dismissed late on – kept his composure from the spot and Hal Robson-Kanu swiftly completed the turnaround. 

The visitors were swift to examine the scars Scotland incurred during a 2-1 defeat in last October's corresponding fixture. The passing was precise and probing as Gordon Strachan's team, bottom in the section, retreated into their shell. Having robbed Alan Hutton, Robson-Kanu forced Alan McGregor to repel his cut back and the goalkeeper was up quickly to parry Gareth Bale's arrowed drive. 

Kenny Miller – a fifth-minute replacement for the injured Steven Fletcher – then headed over a Snodgrass centre. If Scotland sensed a window of vulnerability among the opposition ranks, their suspicions were confirmed shortly before the break. Charlie Mulgrew's sweeping corner exposed the Wales back line and Hanley powered in. 

Snodgrass sought to deepen Welsh wounds at the start of the second half, curling a left-footed shot against a post. Worse was to come for the winger when his foul on Jonathan Williams inside the penalty area resulted in a second yellow card.

Ramsey cracked the resulting spot kick in off the crossbar, before Robson-Kanu headed in Williams' cross three minutes later. With the clock ticking down, Ramsey became the second player to be sent off after fouling Miller, but Wales held out. 

Last updated: 08/05/14 6.10CET

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Lineups

Scotland

Scotland

Wales

Wales

1Allan McGregor (GK)1Boaz Myhill (GK)
2Alan Hutton2Chris Gunter
3Charlie Mulgrew3Ben Davies
4Grant Hanley
Goal45+2
Yellow Card68
4Joe Ledley
Substitution89
5Gary Caldwell (C)5Sam Ricketts
6Graham Dorrans
Substitution64
6Ashley Williams (C)
7Robert Snodgrass
Yellow Card11
Red Card71
7Jack Collison
Substitution58
8James McArthur8Craig Bellamy
9Steven Fletcher
Substitution5
9Hal Robson-Kanu
Yellow Card31
Goal74
10Shaun Maloney10Aaron Ramsey
Yellow Card45+3
Goal72
Red Card90+5
11Chris Burke
Substitution86
11Gareth Bale
Substitution46

Substitutes

12Matthew Gilks (GK)12Lewis Price (GK)
21David Marshall (GK)21Owain Williams (GK)
13Gary Steven13Joel Lynch
14Steven Whittaker14Ashley Richards
15Andy Webster15James Collins
16Charlie Adam
Substitution64
16Andy King
Substitution58
17Steven Naismith17David Vaughan
18Kenny Miller
Substitution5
Yellow Card52
18Simon Church
Substitution89
19Kris Commons19Sam Vokes
20Jordan Rhodes
Substitution86
20Jonathan Williams
Substitution46
22Barry Bannan22Jermaine Easter
23Russell Martin23Lewin Nyatanga

Coach

Gordon Strachan (SCO) Chris Coleman (WAL)

Referee

Antony Gautier (FRA)

Assistant referees

Eric Dansault (FRA), Cyril Gringore (FRA)

Fourth official

Laurent Duhamel (FRA)

Legend:

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

See also

  • Scotland

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Serbia, 26 March 2013, 2-0
  • Wales

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Croatia, 26 March 2013, 1-2
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