Wales beat Hungary to pull clear at summit

Published: Saturday 4 September 2010, 19.30CET
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
 

Match statistics

HungaryWales

Goals scored0
1
Yellow cards6
 
2
Red cards1
 
0
Goal attempts5
 
5
Attempts off target7
 
4
Corners8
 
7
Fouls committed21
 
12

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Published: Saturday 4 September 2010, 19.30CET

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: 04/09/10 19.53CET

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Lineup

Hungary

Hungary

Wales

Wales

1Péter Gulácsi (GK)1Christopher Maxwell (GK)
3Tamás Kádár
Yellow Card90+1'
2Adam Matthews
Substitution16'
4Zsolt Szokol
Yellow Card31'
3Neil Taylor
5András Debreceni (C)
Yellow Card68'
Red Card86'
4Ryan Doble
6Zsolt Korcsmár5David Stephens
9Krisztián Németh
Yellow Card74'
6Aaron Morris
10Balázs Farkas
Substitution62'
7Joe Allen
14Lóránd Szatmári
Substitution78'
8Mark Bradley
15Gábor Gyömbér9Hal Robson-Kanu
Goal68'
Penalty87'
Yellow Card90'
16Ádám Pintér10Marc Williams
Yellow Card36'
Substitution60'
17András Gosztonyi
Yellow Card19'
Substitution71'
11Shaun MacDonald (C)

Substitutes

12Balazs Megyeri (GK)12David Cornell (GK)
7Dénes Szakály13Thomas Bender
8Markó Futács
Substitution71'
14Ashley Richards
Substitution16'
11László Lencse
Substitution78'
15Billy Bodin
13Adrián Szekeres16Joseph Partington
Substitution60'
18Dávid Kulcsár
Substitution62'
17Jake Taylor
20Dániel Vadnai18Elliott Chamberlain

Coach

Antal Róth (HUN) Brian Flynn (WAL)

Referee

Carlos Xistra (POR)

Assistant referees

Sérgio Serrão (POR), Antonio Manuel Albino Godinho (POR)

Fourth official

Paulo Jorge Lourenço Batista (POR)

Legend:

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

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