F/T: Wales 2 Austria 1

FULL TIME. Wales 2 Austria 1.

Austria launch what could be their final attack, but as Schiemer sends the ball forward, it's a simple catch for Myhill and that could be it now.

Robson-Kanu battles with Alaba, but as the Reading man nips in, with a run on goal in his view, the linesman pulls play back for a foul on the Austria striker.

Three minutes of added time to be played.

Janko takes a tumble in the box as Williams collides with the striker with no penalty awarded despite the appeals from the former.

Suttner heads off as Schiemer takes his place in the Austria team.

The effort heads towards the top corner, but Williams' deflection takes it out for a corner, where upon the ball coming in, Gunter's clearance earns Wales a reprieve.

Ledley is livid after the referee deems in to have fouled Arnautovic, and as the referee pulls back the wall, it is the aforementioned winger who is lining up the set piece.

Klein carelessly slides in on Church, and Wales play short from the free-kick, before Pogatetz tackles Vokes and wins back possession for his side.

Collison is replaced by Church.

Arnautovic hogs the left in search of Janko, but Gunter's precise tackle prevents the delivery coming in as Ledley leads Wales forward.

Leitgeb advances as Austria dominate possession now, with Alaba pulling all the string as Wales defend valiantly for the time being.

Pogatetz shows strength to hold off Ledley, with Austria looking much better for the goal, exuding some confidence as they look to press for an equaliser.

Arnautovic is involved again, as he comes closer this time, curling a right-footed effort towards the top corner, narrowly missing out on what would have been a sensational goal.

Kavlak is hauled off with Leitgeb taking his place.

Terrific stuff from Austria, as Alaba and Arnautovic combine, before the latter delivers into the back post where Janko is there to head Austria back in the game.


Matthews heads off, with Gunter the man taking his place.

Lovely skill from Arnautovic, but after ghosting his way forward, his shot on the edge of the box is poor, sailing well over the bar.

Arnautovic keeps Austria alive in Wales; half, but Alaba is forced to pass back to Pogatetz simply to retain possession, such is Wales' impressive hussling.

Allen intercepts Klein's forward ball, and Wales resume control of possession which sees them involved all their midfield players in a lovely spell in control of the ball.

Janko is caught offside from Jantscher's ball to the back post, with the visitors looking like they'll struggle to find a route in Myhill's net at this rate.

Matthews defends smartly under pressure from Janko, but as Davies looks to set free Robson-Kanu, he overcooks his pass and it rolls out of play.

Wales calmly move the ball forward, with Ledley denied down the left after sterling defending from Pogatetz.

Second change for Austria, as Jantshcer comes on in Weimann's place.

Junuzovic replaces Ivanschitz for Austria.

Poor from Weimann, as the striker is played in out wide, before launching a dreadful ball in that travels out of play before a team-mate can connect.

Another chance for Wales, and for Vokes, but as the striker connects with Matthews' delivery, the offside flag is raised.

Bale's night comes to an end as he is replaced by Robson-Kanu.

Alaba cuts inside Matthews, but he can't find the oncoming run of Arnautovic, and Ricketts easily steps up to take charge of the ball.

Ivanschitz shows great confidence to try and lift the ball over Ricketts, but the centre-back, having a very solid game, stands his ground and easily reclaims the ball.

Suttner aims a floated ball into the box, but such is Austria's impotence going forward right now than Myhill collects without a team-mate of Suttner's anywhere near the goalkeeper.

Wales are agonisingly close to a third, with Bale presented with a shooting chance after Vokes' deflected shot, the in-form forward aiming wide from the edge of the box.

Lovely goal from Wales, with Bale again involved as the winger launches a lovely ball into Vokes, who beats Prodl to the ball which he coolly heads into the far corner.


Janko, beginning to look a tad isolated, lets fly from 25 yards but his drive bobbles wide as Myhill comfortably looks on.

Janko is unfortunate as his cut back into Arnuatovic connects with two Wales players, allowing Williams to clear after Ricketts' unintentional interception.

A pulsating counter attack from Wales is led by Ledley, and as the midfielder closes in on goal he unleashes a fierce effort that ends up fizzing past the post.

Alaba is played in trouble by Prodl, but he recovers, before his ball into Janko is snuffed out by Matthews.

Williams heads out Klein's ball up to Janko, before King takes three Austrain players hacking at him to retrieve possession and a free-kick is given.

Wales get the action back underway.

Changes for Wales at the break as Vokes replaces Bellamy while King comes on for Vaughan.

HALF TIME. Wales 1 Austria 0.

One minute of injury time to be played.

Bale impressively beats everyone to the corner, before Alaba lets rip a stunning strike that rattles the post before Matthews is able to play the ball to safety. Really strong end to the half from the visitors.

Klein searches for Weimann, who sets up Janko to strike, with the forward's effort deflecting off Williams as Austria gain a corner.

Weimann is knocked off the ball by Williams, as Austria look to carve a way forward, before Alaba's through ball to Janko travels for a corner.

Austria are ending the half firmly in the ascendancy, but as Suttner looks to deliver, a stern challenge from Matthews prevents the ball broaching the penalty area.

Yellow card for Klein, as the defender lunges into Davies as Wales looked to break from that corner

Wales' marking is questionable as Janko slips in at the near post, unmarked, as Myhill is forced into another save, conceding a corner in the process.

Williams is unhappy to be penalised for a tug on Janko, but it was clearly a free-kick, and Austria have another chance to threaten from 25 yards.

Ledley collects the ball but runs in trouble against Klein as Austria push up, with Arnautovic's sensational swerving shot bringing the best out of Myhill.

Bale's thumping free-kick cannons off the wall, but Wales resume their pressure in the final third, until Collison is judged to have pushed Klein and a free-kick is given in Austria's favour.

This is better from Austria, with Kavlak taking aim from range now, drawing a rather uncomfortable save from Myhill, who showed good hands to gather at the near post.

Austria put the ball in the net, but Janko's header back across goal sees the striker offside before Pogatez slotted the ball home from close range.

Bale heads the corner away, but Ledley slides in on Klein and another free-kick is given, with Ivanschitz to deliver from 20 yards.

This time, Allen concedes a foul, and as Alaba delivers, Pogatetz's header takes a touch off Davies and Austria have a corner.

Austria press patiently, with Wales seemingly having the answers for their attacks now, as Allen makes the tackle on Ivanschitz to see their movement halted.

Weimann looks to plough forward from Alaba's ball, but he loses control and fouls Williams trying to retrieve it. As a result, Wales break, where Bellamy's delivery again fails to meet the final target as Collison is left wanting in the penalty area,

Arnautovic looks to cut in from the left, but his delivery is cut out by the charging Matthews and Wales, looking confident now, regain control of the ball.

Bale is electric right now, the winger cutting in past a helpless Suttner, looking for Bellamy coming in through the middle but Almer gathers the ball confidently at the near post.

Bale is ever so slightly offside from Allen's ball, but he drifts in superbly past Suttner, firing low and hard into the bottom corner to give Wales the lead.


Weimann sets off in pursuit of Alaba's delivery, but the ball collides with the corner flag, as the striker is unable to keep it in play.

Bit of a waste for Wales, as Williams travelled up but Bellamy's delivery sails through the cluster of bodies and goes for a goal-kick.

Terrific work from Ledley sets Bellamy away, but the former takes a clattering from Klein and the referee pulls back play for a free-kick.

Great chance for Wales! Vaughan's lovely pass is straight into Bellamy's path, and as he approaches goal the striker unleashes a poor effort that sails narrowly wide. The Cardiff striker will be extremely disappointed with himself there.

Alaba's floated effort clips a head in the box, but the ball travels safely into the arms of Myhill. The keeper looks to find Bale quickly, but Wales are pushed back and the break ends abruptly.

Weimann is tugged down by Davies, and Austria win a free-kick in a dangerous position 25-yards from goal, which Alaba will take.

Bale's neat delivery is oddly palmed away by Almer, where catching the ball seemed quite simple, as Suttner sweeps up the danger.

Klein is pressured by the oncoming Collison, with Wales starting to settle now after the embryonic stages were dominated by Austria.

Klein's lunge prevents Bale connecting with Davies' pass, but as Austria's attack breaks down, Bale is found down the right this time, heading to the byline where his ball into the box skips past everyone and rolls out of play.

Alaba takes control, first playing in Weimann who is tackled by Williams, before Janko picks up the scraps, aiming a fierce strike on goal which is parried by Myhill.

Bellamy sets off, with Williams' excellent ball upfield nearly finding the striker, but the flight of the ball ends up finding only the arms of Almer.

Austria threaten down the right, with Ivanschitz delivering to the back post where Janko fails to connect cleanly, seeing the ball roll out for a goal kick.

Arnautovic and Kavlak exchange passes, but are forced back after solid pressing from Wales, with Allen again fouled, this time by Alaba.

Wales begin very much penned in their own half, as an initial attack involving Weimann is first thwarted, before Allen regains possession after a foul from the Austrian striker.

Early warning signs for Wales as Matthews is forced to clear off the line after Arnautovic gets to the ball from the corner.

Prodl looks wide for Suttner, and after an adventurous run from the left-back he sees his efforts rewarded with a corner off Matthews.

Austria get the game underway.

The referee tonight is Menashe Masiah (Israel).

Austria: Almer, Pogatetz, Suttner, Prodl, Klein, Alaba, Kavlak, Ivanschitz, Arnautovic, Weimann, Janko. Subs: Lindner, Garics, Dragovic, Fuchs, Junuzovic, Sabitzer, Baumgartlinger, Jantscher, Leitgeb, Hosiner, Schiemer, Konigshofer

Wales: Myhill, Matthews, Ricketts, Williams, Ben Davies, Ledley, Allen, Vaughan, Bale, Bellamy, Collison. Subs: Fon Williams, Craig Davies, Richards, Wilson, Gunter, King, Church, Vokes, Robson-Kanu, Brown.

There is nothing to separate these two teams in the betting, with both of them 13/8 with Sky Bet to win. Gareth Bale could be the difference and he is 11/2 to score the opener, with fellow Premier League star Andreas Weimann enhanced to 15/2 to bag the opener for Austria.

Wales are without former captain Aaron Ramsey, but have Jack Collison and Craig Bellamy back in their starting line-up at the Liberty Stadium. West Ham midfielder Collison and Cardiff forward Bellamy make their first appearances since last February and August respectively. Adam Matthews is preferred to Chris Gunter at right-back, while Sam Ricketts is moved into the centre of defence alongside skipper Ashley Williams. Austria include their Premier League duo of Emanuel Pogatetz and Andreas Weimann. Bayern Munich's David Alaba overcomes a muscle injury to play but regular captain Christian Fuchs is only on the bench after struggling with a cold, so Marc Janko takes the armband.

Good evening folks, and welcome to live coverage of the international friendly between Wales and Austria at the Liberty Stadium. Aaraon Ramsey has been struck down with a calf injury before kick-off and won't feature, with the rest of the team news set to appear shortly. You can send any thoughts and predictions on tonight's game to jack.woodfield@bskyb.com


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