Wales 2-1 Scotland

World Cup 2014 Qualifiers

Fri 12th October 2012
19:45

Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff (A)
Att: 23,249

Group A
(12 Oct 2012)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Belgium
3
2
1
0
6
1
7
Croatia
3
2
1
0
4
2
7
Serbia
3
1
1
1
6
4
4
Wales
3
1
0
2
3
9
3
SCOTLAND
3
0
2
1
2
3
2
Macedonia
3
0
1
2
2
4
1
12 October 2012
Macedonia 1-2 Croatia
Wales 2-1 Scotland
Serbia 0-3 Belgium
Scotland

Morrison(27)


A McGregor
A Hutton
G Caldwell
C Berra
D Fox
J Morrison (K Miller 84)
D Fletcher(C)
S Brown (C Adam 46)
S Maloney
S Fletcher
K Commons (J Mackie 84)

 

Manager:
Craig Levein

 

FIFA Ranking: 56

Wales

Bale(Pen 81, 89)


L Price
C Gunter
D Blake
A Williams
B Davies
J Allen
D Vaughan
A Ramsey
G Bale
S Morison (C Davies 64)
J Ledley (H Robson-Kanu 71)

 

FIFA Ranking: 57

 
Wales
Scotland
Shots At Goal
11
8
Shots On Target
2
3
Possession
51.1%
48.9%
Fouls
14
18
Corners
4
5
Offsides
2
3
Yellow Cards
3
1
Red Cards
0
0
Source: Sky Sports
1 Allan McGregor (Besiktas) (25 Caps) Age: 30
2 Alan Hutton (Aston Villa) (27 Caps) Age: 27
4 Christophe Berra (Wolves) (24 Caps) Age: 27
5 Gary Caldwell (Wigan Athletic) (52 Caps) Age: 30
6 Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic) (23 Caps) Age: 29
7 Darren Fletcher (Manchester Utd) Captain (59 Caps) Age: 28
8 Scott Brown (Celtic) (29 Caps) Age: 27
9 Steven Fletcher (Sunderland) (9 Caps) Age: 25
11 James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion) (24 Caps) Age: 26
15 Kris Commons (Celtic) (10 Caps) Age: 29
20 Danny Fox (Southampton) (3 Caps) Age: 26
 
10 Charlie Adam (Stoke City) (20 Caps) Age: 26
(Replaced Scott Brown 46 min)
14 Kenny Miller (Vancouver Whitecaps) (63 Caps) Age: 32
(Replaced James Morrison 84 min)
16 Jamie Mackie (QPR) (8 Caps) Age: 27
(Replaced Kris Commons 84 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(4-3-3)
Allan McGregor
Alan Hutton
Gary Caldwell
Christophe Berra
Danny Fox
James Morrison
Darren Fletcher
Scott Brown
Shaun Maloney
Steven Fletcher
Kris Commons

Going into this game both managers were under pressure, especially Chris Coleman as Wales had lost their opening two matches, the last being 6-1 against Serbia. Craig Levein also needed a victory as anything else would make qualification for the World Cup very difficult. Within the first ten minutes, Gareth Bale hit a shot from outside the box that went just past the post. Midway through the first half Steve Morison headed just wide from a Bale cross, but a minute later Scotland took the lead. It was route 1 football as a kick out by McGregor was headed on by Fletcher to James morrison who hit a low shot into the bottom right corner. Just before half time, Morrison almost got a second, when a Hutton cross was headed down by Fletcher to Morrison who shot over the bar. Just past the hour mark, Morrison had another chance but his shot was saved my Lewis Price. A few minutes later Aaron Ramsey had a great chance but his chip over McGregor went just wide. With 15 minutes remaining Charlie Adam played a swinging cross to the back post for Steven Fletcher to head into the net, but the referee wrongly disallowed the goal. Things got even worse 5 minutes later when Gareth Bale made a mazy run before he dived in the penalty area, and the referee made another shocking decision and awarded a penalty. Bale stepped up and placed the ball past McGregor to make it 1-1 against the run of play. With a minute remaining, Bale made it a miserable night for Scotland when a superb shot from outside the box flew past McGregor to make it 2-1 for Wales. Some shocking refereeing decisions could come back to haunt Scotland and Craig Levein.