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

Qualifying round - Group A

Scotland - Wales
1-2
 

Scotland - Wales 1-2 - 22/03/2013 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

The official website for European football

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

Related information

Player profiles
Team profiles
Related match

http://www.uefa.com/worldcup/season=2014/matches/round=2000294/match=2008527/postmatch/report/index.html#wales+earn+comeback

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.