Wales 1-3 Scotland

Nations Cup 2011

Wed 25th May 2011
19:45

Aviva Stadium, Dublin (N)
Att: 6,036

Group Table
(25 May 2011)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Rep. Ireland
2
2
0
0
8
0
6
SCOTLAND
2
2
0
0
6
1
6
Wales
2
0
0
2
1
6
0
N. Ireland
2
0
0
2
0
8
0
24 May 2011
Republic of Ireland 5-0 Northern Ireland
25 May 2011
Wales 1-3 Scotland
Scotland

Morrison(55)

Miller(64)

Berra(70)


A McGregor
S Whittaker (P Bardsley 81)
G Caldwell (G Hanley 84)
C Berra
S Crainey (R Martin 81)
S Naismith
S Brown
C Adam (J McArthur 88)
J Morrison (B Robson 74)
R McCormack (B Bannan 74)
K Miller

 

Manager:
Craig Levein

 

FIFA Ranking: 66

Wales

Earnshaw(36)


B Myhill
N Eardley (A Matthews 61)
C Morgan
D Blake
N Taylor (C Gunter 46)
O Tudur Jones (D Vaughan 72)
A Dorman (D Cotterill 60)
A King (A Ramsey 61)
S Vokes (S Morison 72)
R Earnshaw
J Easter

 

FIFA Ranking: 114

 
Wales
Scotland
Shots At Goal
8
19
Shots On Target
1
9
Possession
48.6%
51.4%
Territorial Advantage
45.4
54.6
Fouls
3
12
Corners
2
7
Offsides
0
4
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
0
Source: Sky Sports
1 Allan McGregor (Rangers) (12 Caps) Age: 29
2 Steven Whittaker (Rangers) (11 Caps) Age: 26
3 Steven Crainey (Blackpool) (9 Caps) Age: 29
4 Christophe Berra (Wolves) (12 Caps) Age: 26
5 Gary Caldwell (Wigan Athletic) (40 Caps) Age: 29
6 James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion) (13 Caps) Age: 25
7 Ross McCormack (Leeds Utd) (6 Caps) Age: 24
8 Scott Brown (Celtic) (24 Caps) Age: 26
9 Kenny Miller (Bursaspor) Captain (54 Caps) Age: 31
10 Charlie Adam (Blackpool) (10 Caps) Age: 25
11 Steven Naismith (Rangers) (9 Caps) Age: 24
 
13 James McArthur (Wigan Athletic) (4 Caps) Age: 23
(Replaced Charlie Adam 88 min)
14 Phil Bardsley (Sunderland) (4 Caps) Age: 25
(Replaced Steven Whittaker 81 min)
16 Barry Robson (Middlesbrough) (13 Caps) Age: 32
(Replaced James Morrison 74 min)
18 Barry Bannan (Aston Villa) (4 Caps) Age: 21
(Replaced Ross McCormack 74 min)
20 Russell Martin (Norwich City) (1 Cap) Age: 25
(Replaced Steven Crainey 81 min)
22 Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers) (1 Cap) Age: 19
(Replaced Gary Caldwell 84 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(4-5-1)
Allan McGregor
Steven Whittaker
Gary Caldwell
Christophe Berra
Steven Crainey
Steven Naismith
Scott Brown
Charlie Adam
James Morrison
Ross McCormack
Kenny Miller

6 James Morrison

Interesting Fact
This was Scotland's first victory over Wales since 1984, and also their first goals against Wales since Davie Cooper's penalty in 1985.

Scotland went into the Wales game with a poor record against the Welsh in recent years their last three games were 0-3, 0-4, and 0-1. Scotland made the brighter start with chances for McCormack, Naismith, and Adam. It was Wales who took the lead though nine minutes before half time. A long ball was played into the Scotland half and a poor back header from Crainey was picked up by Robert Earnshaw who nutmegged Scott Brown before he ran into the penalty area and lifted the ball over McGregor to give the Welsh a half time lead. Ten minutes into the second half Scotland equalised. Adam played a great ball through to James Morrison who curled the ball past the Welsh keeper into the bottom left hand corner. Eight minutes later Scotland took a deserved lead when a great passing move was completed when James Morrison played a square ball into the box for Kenny Miller to slot the ball home. Six minutes later Scotland finished the tie when Christophe Berra headed Steven Whittaker's cross into the net at the back post to make it 3-1. Wales had a late chance when Earnshaw fired the ball over. Scotland put in an impressive second half performance to record their first win over Wales since 1984. It also setup a Carling Cup decider against Republic of Ireland four days later.