Published On: Tue, Jun 14th, 2016

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After Gareth Bale’s stunning 10th-minute free-kick was cancelled out by Slovakia’s Ondrej Duda at Stadium Bordeaux on Saturday, Wales substitute Hal Robson-Kanu netted an 81st-minute victor to put his side in a commanding position in Group B.

It was a day almost 60 years in the making as the country appeared at a major tournament for the first time since 1958 in Bordeaux on Saturday. “There’s nothing to be afraid of, even if sometimes you are afraid of the unknown”. “We’re concentrating on ourselves and nobody else and we’ll be ready for the game”. England midfielder Eric Dier, who scored the opener in Saturday’s draw, said the match against Wales was identical to a Premier League game. “They have been there before, we haven’t, but that could work to our advantage”.

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But he has since declared himself fit, adding that preparations have already begun for the game, which could see Wales bring themselves to the brink of a place in the knockout stages with a win. “I have to give them a lot of credit because without them I don’t think I would be here”. “He used his intelligence”. “He was basically heading the ball out of play in the corner to waste time”.

But Butcher believes it will be cool heads that win the game for England in Lens rather than passion. Just six minutes later, Wales took the lead thanks to the left foot of Bale. “You really have to keep your focus and detach yourself a little bit”.

We got the three points which is fantastic, but more importantly was the performance. “That does help”, said Williams. Joe Allen was a key player for the Welsh, whilst Danny Ward was handed a rare worldwide cap in the Wales goal after the regular keeper woke up with a back spasm. “They stuck with us again – they’ve done it time and time again – and the boys worked their socks off and we got what we deserved in the end”. “He’s had it before and he has recovered quite quickly, so we’re hoping over the next 24 to 48 hours we will monitor it and see”.

WALES’ Euro 2016 match-winner Hal Robson-Kanu says his goal to beat Slovakia was the fulfilment of a schoolboy dream. Slovakia had more possession but, that Davies block from Marek Hamsik aside, rarely threatened Ward’s goal in the opening period. Should Wales win England would be staring at an early exit and that is what Bale is targeting. “I don’t want to push it too much”. “We’ll approach that goal (England) like we did this one, we will work on that in training this week”.

But Slovakia were taking a grip of proceedings and a double substitution paid off instantly. Slovakia seized the initiative as Juraj Kucka forced a save from Ward before Coleman made an inspired double substitution of his own on 69 minutes as Robson-Kanu and Joe Ledley replaced Jonny Williams and Edwards.


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