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England will host Wales tonight at an empty Wembley Stadium. Gareth Southgate will be looking to build some momentum ahead of England’s UEFA Nations league tie against Belgium in 3 days time. Ryan Giggs will be without Gareth Bale as he will be wanting his Wales side to get their fifth straight win. Cameron Owens takes you through tonight’s action.


Match Updates

3′ A quiet start to the game with both teams having short spells of possession. Debutants Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Bukayo Saka have had lots of early touches.

5′ Tyler Roberts wins an early Welsh corner which is whipped in by Jonny Williams before being comfortably cleared by Joe Gomez.

9′ Wales enjoy a spell of possession as they slowly creep into the England half, but Ethan Ampadu’s crossfield ball runs out for an England goalkick.

12′ A ball is played through to Calvert-Lewin after a clever run, he manages to round Wayne Hennessey in the Wales net but from a tight angle he can’t pick out any of his England teammates in the box

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15′ Chris Mepham fouls Calvert-Lewin on the halfway line.

17′ A cross from Leeds man Tyler Roberts is flicked on by Kieffer Moore and it falls to the debutant Rabbi Matondo who can’t pick out Moore again in the box.

20′ CHANCE! Kalvin Phillips fouls Tyler Roberts from around 30 yards outside the box, the freekick leads to nothing but Wales pick the ball up again and work it into the box, Saka heads a clearance straight to Kieffer Moore who lashes wide of the goal.

25′ GOAL! England take the lead thanks to the in-form Everton man Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Jack Grealish works space on the right and whips in a teasing cross into the box, Calvert-Lewin escapes Chris Mepham and heads home past a diving Hennessey from a few yards out. 1-0 England.

29′ Wales have been positive since going one behind with Kieffer Moore getting in behind Michael Keane before Nick Pope thwarts him.

32′ There is a break in play as Kieffer Moore recieves treatment following the collision with Nick Pope.

36′ CHANCE! England win a corner following a nice one two with Jack Grealish and Bukayo Saka. The Corner was a good one and the ball eventually fell to Conor Coady who hit the ball over the bar from around the penalty spot.

39′ SUB A forced Wales change will see Kieffer Moore (injured) be replaced by Liverpool Youngster Neco Williams.

42′ YELLOW CARD the first yellow card of the game goes to Swansea’s Connor Roberts who fouls Bukayo Saka.

45′ There will be two minutes of added time at the end of the first half

HALF TIME: England 1-0 Wales England will head into the half time break with a 1-0 lead. Ryan Giggs will feel that the goal was against the run of play as Wales have slightly edged the encouter so far, but haven’t been able to turn their possession into any decent chances.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin gets on the scoresheet once again on his England Debut.

46′ SUBS Wales make two subs with Dylan Levitt and Benjamin Cabango replacing Joseff Morell and Joe Rodon.

49′ A half chance for Tyler Roberts as he escapes Conor Coady but he drags his shot harmlessly wide of Nick Pope’s net, before Ethan Ampadu catches Jack Grealish to concede a free kick.

53′ GOAL! Conor Coady doubles the lead for England! Kieran Trippier delievers a delightful free kick into the box which goes all the way to the back post, where Coady can stab the ball home from a few yards out, Hennessey helpless in the Wales net. England 2-0 Wales

57′ SUBS Mason Mount, Reece James and Tyrone Mings will replace Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Kieran Trippier and Joe Gomez. Ethan Ampadu has also been booked for Wales

61′ SUBS Will Vaulks will replace Ethan Ampadu for Wales as they look to get back into this game. Also Dylan Levitt has been booked.

63′ GOAL! A corner is whipped in by Grealish and it is headed back across goal by Tyrone Mings. The header back goes straight to Danny Ings who is in acres of space and scores with an acrobatic Overhead kick past Hennessey. England 3-0 Wales!

65′ CHANCE! Jack Grealish weaves his way into the Welsh box and cuts the ball across the 6 yard box but Danny Ings couldn’t react in time to get a simple tap-in.

69′ CHANCE! A great chance for a debut goal for Saka. England work their way from one end of the pitch to another which eventually leads to Mason Mount feeding in Saka who’s deflected shot is magnificently saved by Hennessey.

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72′ SUBS A double Wales Change sees Chris Gunter and Matthew Smith replace Jonny Williams and Connor Roberts.

74′ SUBS: A triple sub for England with Harvey Barnes, Maintland-Niles and Ward-Prowse replacing Winks, Grealish and Saka. Grealish has been fantastic for England tonight.

78′ Kalvin Phillips plays a fantatsic long ball up to Danny Ings but Ings can’t make anything of it.

81′ James Ward-Prowse whips in a free kick from a central position but Harvey Barnes fouls his man and Hennessey will take the Welsh free-kick.

82′ CHANCE! England work the ball well and Maintland-Niles weaves into the box before being apprehended by the Welsh defence, England pick the ball up from the clearence and Danny Ings causes Wayne Hennessesy to make a smart stop from inside the penalty area.

Jack Grealish caused all sort of problems before being substituted.

86′ Concern for Wales as Chris Mepham is down injured, he eventually manages to gingerly hobble of the pitch and he can continue.

90′ The fourth official has indicated that there will be a minimum of 2 minutes added on. England are now keeping the ball comfortably and manage to win a corner late on.

90+2 James Ward-Prowse has a good effort from outside the box which is saved by Hennessey. That will be the last of the action from Wembley.

FULL TIME: ENGLAND 3-0 WALES England win this international friendly by three goals to nil. Calvert-Lewin, Coady and Ings are the England Goalscorers. Wales and Ryan Giggs will feel that the scoreline was a harsh one but both managers will be able to see the positives of their sides performaces tonight before important games in the UEFA Nations League.

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