Wales beat Georgia in the World Cup qualifier
Wales won by a 0-1 score against their Group D opponents, Georgia, in Tbilisi on 6th of October. They managed to maintain the 2nd place in the group table, remaining by 1 point behind the leaders Serbia, and ahead of the 3rd-placed Republic of Ireland.
The decisive goal was fired by Derby Lawrence this time, who received the ball from Aaron Ramsey. Afterwards, he launched it from 20-yards, past the home keeper in the 49th minute.
Lawrence was confidently attacking the opponents’ defence all the time, cutting their opportunities for a successful comeback. Georgia’s only effort came at the end of the second half, where Wayne Hennessey had to go out of the uneventful state and save his team. It could have been critical for Wales in the final minutes, as they started to lose the ground more and more, however, with the final whistle came as a big relief.
From the other perspective, Ramsey was the inspiration of this night, who was constantly battling his way through offering opportunities to his teammates to score. His first effort came just seven minutes after the beginning, but it wasn’t accurate enough. Later he offered a chance to Andy King, who was blocked from a dangerous effort by Giorgi Loria and denied later on again.
The heroic moment came in the 49th minute when his pass to Lawrence made the decisive impact. This night was a good one to celebrate Ramsey’s 50th cap.
Wales play next to the Republic of Ireland in Cardiff, which will probably be their toughest game in this competition. The win means a lot for both sides, and on Monday, 9th of September the winner will be decided.
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