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 Belgium 0 –  0 Wales 

 

EC QUALIFICATION

  • November 16, 2014
  • • 17:00
  • • Stade Roi Baudouin, Bruxelles (Brussel)
  • Referee: P. Kralovec

Wales remain top of their Euro 2016 qualifying group following a goalless draw with Belgium on Sunday evening.  Here’s how they rated…

 

Gareth Bale clears a corner as Belgium ramp up the pressure in their Euro 2016 qualifier with a succession of  attacks
Wayne Hennessey  9

Excellent and composed in the air and made some important first half saves.  Why isn’t he a Premier League regular?

Chris Gunter   7

Supported  forward  play as much as possible though struggled against against Hazard’s pace, but who wouldn’t . Now a reliable international.

James Chester 9

Strong in the air and never allowed Origi or Benteke any space.  A commanding presence and becoming one of the Premier League’s finest defenders, Man Utd should have kept him.

Ashley Williams  10

A true leader, made vital clearances with no nonsense defending. Now one of Europe’s top defenders.

Neil Taylor   7

Like Gunter was troubled by Hazard and Chadli.  Linked well with Bale and offered support whenever Wales attacked.

Joe Allen 8

Controlled the Welsh midfield with trickery and simple passing, getting back to his best.  Matched anything Belgium had.

Joe Ledley  8

Booked early on and was cautious after that, but never shirked a tackle and became Wales’ hard man in midfield, a tough performance.

Aaron Ramsey  7

Contributed to a great Welsh midfield performance but struggled against Witsel, was also sloppy with a few passes when trying to pick Bale out, there will be better to come from him in a Welsh shirt.

David Cotterill 6

Struggled to keep pace with Belgium’s world class midfield and looked lost at times.

Hal Robson-Kanu  7

Looked pacy and gave options when Wales attacked, gives confidence that he can be relied upon with goals, although needs regular club football to stay sharp come next year.

Gareth Bale 8

Showing signs of a true leader, passionate and determined.  Dangerous whenever he ran at defenders, easily Wales’ best chance of getting a goal, vital he stays fit. A credit to the country although was upstaged by Hazard on the night.

Subs

George Williams 7

Another star is born, lively and enthusiastic, going to be an important player for Wales.

 

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