Friday 30 September 2016

Here is how the Wales players rated in their victory over Russia

Published 20/06/2016 | 22:14

Wales' players celebrate after the match
Wales' players celebrate after the match

Wales produced a classy display to qualify for the last 16 of Euro 2016. Here is how the players rated.

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WAYNE HENNESSEY: Made an important save in first half from Artem Dzyuba to keep Wales in command - 7/10

CHRIS GUNTER: Reading full-back was a threat down the flanks, but also quick to cover in defence - 7

JAMES CHESTER: West Brom defender did well to help shackle the threat of 6ft 5in Dzyuba - 7

ASHLEY WILLIAMS: A captain's performance from the Wales skipper, who led from the back and never let his side's tempo drop - 8

BEN DAVIES - Solid display by the Spurs defender helped limit Russia's impact in the final third - 7

NEIL TAYLOR: Swansea full-back netted his first Wales goal with a neat finish and was always positive on the flanks - 7

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JOE ALLEN: Liverpool playmaker carved Russia open to set Aaron Ramsey away for an early goal and was comfortable on the ball all night before being rested during the closing stages - 8

JOE LEDLEY: Crystal Palace midfielder shrugged off any fitness concerns to produce an industrious display which helped anchor Wales' positive approach - 7

AARON RAMSEY: Arsenal man produced an all-action display, setting Wales on their way with a well-taken finish on 11 minutes and remained on the offensive throughout - 8

GARETH BALE: Real Madrid forward was always a threat, especially when cutting in from the flanks, and collected his third goal of the tournament during the second half with a neat finish - 7

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SAM VOKES: Burnley forward was full of running having been brought into the starting XI and had a couple of efforts on goal saved in the first half - 7

SUBSTITUTES

DAVE EDWARDS (for Allen, 74): Wolves midfielder helped shore up midfield as Wales closed out an impressive win - 6

ANDY KING (for Ledley, 76): Leicester man slotted into the team unit for the final quarter of an hour - 6

SIMON CHURCH (for Bale, 83): MK Dons forward made his first Euro 2016 appearance for the closing stages - 6

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