USA vs Wales World Cup Match, highlights, result from kickoff of the 2022 Group B.
The wait for both teams is over. For one, it’s been eight agonizing years after disappointment in a small Caribbean island led to missing out on the 2018 World Cup. For the other, eight years sounds like a dream after ending a 64-year drought.
MATCH HIGHLIGHTS :
10′:Timothy Weah plays a cross in from the right, which is met by a header off Joe Rodon. The Welsh goalkeeper Hennessey parries it to avoid an own goal. Josh Sargent follows up with another move that raises the Welsh heartbeats.
13′: Inside two minutes, the USA have Weston Mckennie and Sergino Dest booked with a yellow card infringement. We are only 13 minutes into the match.
35′: Weah scores the opening goal for USA The buildup was looking dangerous and Pulisic slides a pass to Weah and he makes no mistake getting it past the keeper.
39′: Bale comes lunging in from behind and chops down an attacker. The referee has no other option but to show a yellow to the Wales captain.
45′: 4 minutes added on and USA have the initiative. Wales, who have had the majority of the possession in the last 5 mins, look a little ragged. Booking for Wales as Mepham pulls back Pulisic.
49′: Foul on the keeper by Moore so it’s free kick for the USA. They take it quickly and give away the possession to Wales. Bale fouled by Ream who gets his name taken.
61′: Pulisic goes down in the penalty area as the crowd anticipates a penalty. Nothing doing as the referee points for a goal kick.
75′: Triple substitution for the USA as Haji Wright, Kellyn Acosta and DeAndre Yedlin replaces Dest, Musah and Sargent.
80′: Penalty!!!! Ramsey plays in the ball and Bale has been chopped down in side the box. And Wales equalize!! Wales 1-1 USA.
88′: Lovely backheel by Moore to send his teamamte on his way who gets to an angle and shoots straight to the keeper who grabs it gratefully..
90′: 9 mins added. Wales have a player down. Itr’s Harry Wilson. and he’ll be substituted for Sorba Thomas.
FINAL SCORE : USA 1-1 WALES
READ MORE : GROUP B
USA vs. Wales starting lineups:
USA (4-3-3, right to left): 1-Turner (GK) — 18-Moore, 3-Zimmerman, 13-Ream, 5-Robinson — 8-McKennie, 4-Adams, 6-Musah — 11-Aaronson, 24-Sargent, 10-Pulisic.
WALES (3-5-2, right to left): 1-Hennessey (GK) — 5-Mepham, 6-Rodon, 4-B. Davies — 14-C. Roberts, 10-Ramsey, 8-Harry Wilson 15-Ampadu, 3-N. Williams — 11-Bale, 10-James.
Defensive Line Breakup :
HEAD TO HEAD: Pulisic vs Bale
GROUP TABLE AFTER MATCH