COX WINS FIRST GAME
After all the speculation about how his first game would go, the game is over and he has done it, his first ever win as Wales manager, it can be argued that the task could have been a lot more difficult but the first game is always the hardest and he has won it.
Here, is the coverage of the game:
1 min- Kick-off: Both teams look raring to go, Andorra kick off.
18 min- Chance: Gwion Edwards shot from 25 yards has been fired narrowly wide, very unlucky a little bit of curl and it would have been a goal. Brilliant build up play by Wales, a great pass by Ashley Williams to Aaron Ramsey and a brilliant switching pass to Edwards, he then cuts inside and has a pop from 25 yards.
22 min- Save: Majestic save by the Andorran keeper. Gwion robs the ball and crosses it in to find Sam Vokes head, he must have thought it was in, but Huguet has other ideas and spectacularly pushes the ball onto the post before finally holding onto the ball.
31 min- Chance: Free-kick to Wales after Lima chops down Vokes, Craig Bellamy to take, ohh dear he will be kicking himself after that one, he has scored so many of those types of free kicks in his life and to have not even have hit the target is disappointing.
36 min- Yellow Card: The first yellow card of the match goes to Joe Allen for tripping up Carrera.
39 min- Chance: Pulgar heads the ball to safety but the ball only goes as far as Ramsey, he tries to chip it over the defensive line, Barcos misreads the pass and actually heads it into Vokes path, he lets the ball bounce and strikes it on the half volley, it beats the goalkeeper but just couldn't beat the post, Wales are getting closer.
45 min- GOAL: At last we have seen a break view here and as expected it's gone to Wales, they have been by far the better team. Steve Morison is the scorer. Edwards picks the ball up from 30 yards runs to just outside the box and unleashes a fearsome shot at goal, the crossbar saves Andorra but luckily for Wales Morison was there to took the ball home, 1-0 Wales.
HT- The game seems tight on the scoreline but Wales have been in complete control and could easily be 3 or 4 to the good.
49 min- Chance: Wayne Hennessey makes a very comfortable save, Ortiz meets the cross of Doreste well, but just couldn't direct it anywhere but into Hennessey's hands.
51 min- Save: Huguet is playing a blinding game today another save from him , Neil Taylor crosses the ball into the box and Neal Eardley tries to control it, but instead it bounces of him and nearly catches Huguet by surprise, great reactions to knock the ball out for a corner.
54 min- GOAL: Huguet saves from the original corner and has to save again from another corner, only for this corner to meet the head of Ashley Williams, who was totally free in the area, Andorra will me disappointed with that goal. 2-0 Wales.
57 min- Chance: Ortiz beats Ramsey in the air, and the balls bounces towards Guillot, who crosses on the half volley to Lima who heads the ball narrowly wide, sigh of relief for Wales there.
59 min- GOAL: After confusion in the box Edwards is there to took away his first goal for Wales, what a debut aye. The goal coming from a corner which caused trouble in the Andorran box, it was eventually cleared but only to Ramsey who swings his left boot at the ball hitting it straight at the keeper, but he must have put some power into it as Huguet spills the ball and Edwards is in the right place to put the ball in the net. 3-0 Wales
73 min- Chance: The game had previously become quite boring with neither team threatening the opposition goal, and neither team able to hold onto possession. But one great piece of play between Guillot and Gumiel might have changed the mood. Guillot and Gumiel exchange passes before Gumiel chips the ball over the defense to Guillot, he hits it on the half volley, but it's just scrapped the crossbar on its way over.
FT: Just what Wales were expecting a very confident performance from them today, well done to new manager Cameron Cox for handling the pressure so well.