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Estonia 0-1 Wales: Moore secures vital three points

Estonia 0-1 Wales: Moore secures vital three points

Wales secured a precious World Cup qualifying victory over Estonia as Kieffer Moore gave them a 1-0 absorb Tallinn.

Cardiff striker Moore – who was later booked and must be suspended for subsequent month’s home game in opposition to Belarus – prodded home from finish vary after 12 minutes.

In the crawl for a runners-up situation boring Belgium, and the March play-off areas that incorporates it, Wales accumulate third in Neighborhood E boring the Czech Republic.


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The Czechs were 2-0 winners over Belarus to extend their superior aim difference and Wales must tranquil must depend upon their Countries League success to sigh their play-off participation.

Robert Page promised to know an attacking line-up with Wales having an unpleasant aim difference and targets tally to the Czech Republic, the main two deciding factors within the tournament of a tie.

The Wales supervisor was as upright as his note with Connor Roberts and Harry Wilson recalled and Huddersfield’s Sorba Thomas handed his first delivery up 9 months after taking part in within the National League for Boreham Wood.

All three had impressed from the bench in Friday’s 2-2 device in opposition to the Czech Republic and goalkeeper Danny Ward was given a vote of self assurance after his calamitous accumulate aim in Prague.

Page had declared Wales would attack from the initiating up to steer determined of a repeat of September’s Cardiff stalemate when Arsenal child Karl Hein proved unbeatable within the Estonia aim.

Estonia were forced to manufacture a gradual alternate when captain Konstantin Vassiljev was hurt within the good and comfortable-up and Markus Poom – the son of weak Derby and Sunderland goalkeeper Mart – was promoted from the bench.

Ward had an instantaneous probability to manufacture amends for his Prague howler as Taijo Teniste tested him inner 40 seconds with a skidding power.

Estonia’s rustic formulation observed Wilson clattered twice within the opening exchanges and the Fulham forward curled a free-kick over the cease.

Hein pushed apart a very good effort from Roberts before Moore’s seventh global aim gave Wales the lead.

Sergei Zenjov’s aim line clearance denied Aaron Ramsey after some pinball within the Estonia field nonetheless Moore was within the market to prod the ball home from a yard out.

Moore came finish to doubling the lead with a cute flick at the finish to put up.

However Wales were lucky to ruin out when Wilson played a square pass across the face of his accumulate aim.

Zenjov’s effort was touched by Ward and Joe Rodon achieved the clearance on the line to defend Wales’ advantage.

In what was an increasingly-physical contest which yielded seven bookings, Wales had one more substantial let-off 5 minutes into the second period.

Poom’s beautifully-delivered free-kick was met by the head of Erik Sorga upright six yards out nonetheless Ward was relieved to search the ball upright determined his crossbar.

Wales might perhaps perhaps well accumulate had a penalty when Moore was despatched sprawling by Marten Kuusk’s flailing arm.

The proof regarded determined as Moore’s nostril was left bloodied, nonetheless play continued after a VAR review with a free-kick primarily awarded to Estonia.

Wales were some distance from cheerful at the again and Ward produced an remarkable fingertip place to remain change Vlasiy Sinyavskiy from equalising.

However the mates held on and must now aim to leapfrog the Czech Republic with closing home games in opposition to Belarus and Belgium.