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Wales finish on a high note

Published: Tuesday 11 October 2005, 19.17CET
Wales 3-0 Azerbaijan The home side won the battle of the Group 6 basement dwellers with three second-half goals in Newport.
by Trevor Haylett
from Cardiff
Published: Tuesday 11 October 2005, 19.17CET

Wales finish on a high note

Wales 3-0 Azerbaijan The home side won the battle of the Group 6 basement dwellers with three second-half goals in Newport.

Wales finished their UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign on a high note, cantering to a 3-0 win against Group 6 opponents Azerbaijan.

Bottom sides
In a battle between the bottom two sides in the section, Wales finally took the lead after 64 minutes of the game in Newport as substitute Mark Pritchard headed past Ruslan Majidov from Peter Gilbert's cross. Within five minutes, it was 2-0 as Adam Birchall pounced after the Azeri goalkeeper had spilled a shot from Arron Davies.

Final flourish
Azerbaijan had shown more attacking intent in the second period after an insipid first half, but their enterprise was to receive no reward as Gilbert wrapped up the victory four minutes from time after completing a delightful one-two with team-mate Ramon Caliste.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.02CET

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Lineups

Wales

Wales

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

1
WorganLee John Worgan (GK)
1
MajidovRuslan Majidov (GK)
2
BeeversLee Beevers (C)
2
AllahverdiyevElnur Allahverdiyev
3
GilbertEric Peter Gilbert
Goal87
3
NamazovMikayil Namazov (C)
4
PulisAnthony Pulis
Substitution85
4
AbdurakhmanovSamir Abdurakhmanov
Substitution46
5
MorganCraig Morgan
5
LevinVladimir Levin
6
NyatangaLewin Nyatanga
6
SadygovRashad A. Sadygov
Substitution74
7
BirchallAdam Birchall
Goal69
7
Romal HuseynovRomal Huseynov
8
M. JonesMark Jones
8
MaharramovJemshid Maharramov
9
CalisteRamon Caliste
Yellow Card13
11
R. AbbasovRamazan Abbasov
10
A. DaviesArron Davies
16
AkhtyamovDaniel Akhtyamov
Substitution63
11
McDonaldCurtis Earl McDonald
Substitution59
18
AmirjanovRuslan Amirjanov

Substitutes

21
LetherenKyle Letheren (GK)
12
KarimiDavid Karimi (GK)
12
SpenderSimon Spender
9
AghakishiyevMurad Aghakishiyev
Substitution46
14
ByronAnthony Byron
13
GurbanovIlgar Gurbanov
Substitution63
Yellow Card75
15
DaviesAdam Davies
14
E. AliyevElvin Aliyev
16
WigginsRhoys Wiggins
15
Elnur AbbasovElnur Abbasov
17
MacDonaldShaun MacDonald
Substitution85
10
KarimovRashad Karimov
Substitution74
18
PritchardMark Pritchard
Substitution59
Goal65
17
MuradovRashad Muradov

Coach

Brian Flynn (WAL) Musa Gurbanov (AZE)

Referee

Heraklis Tsikinis (GRE)

Assistant referees

Dimitrios Saraidaris (GRE), Georgios Tsoukas (GRE)

Fourth official

Spyros Vassiliou (GRE)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution