Liverpool fans react to Woodburn display in Wales win v Austria
- Author: Stacy Allen Sep 04, 2017,
Sep 04, 2017, 11:14
Dave Edwards, Ben Davies and Aaron Ramsey mob Ben Woodburn after his victor against Austria2018 World Cup qualifiers: Moldova v WalesVenue: Stadionul Zimbru, Chisinau Date: Tuesday, 5 September Kick-off: 19:45 BSTCoverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru & BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app, plus live text commentary.
The 17-year-old Liverpool striker drilled home the victor just four minutes after coming on as a second-half substitute to keep Wales unbeaten in qualifying and four points adrift of Group D leaders Serbia.
Gareth Bale also went close with a left-foot shot to ignite a crowd desperate to see a rerun of Wales' Euro 2016 heroics.
With young players I would not like to say.
Asked if Woodburn was one England missed out on, Southgate said: "Well, I mean I am responsible for most things but not responsible for that specific (case)". "I won't sleep tonight".
The Boys in Green were held to a 1-1 all drawTbilisiilsi.
After just four minutes of being on the pitch, the forward picked up the ball on the edge of the box. First, Bale's acrobatic overhead effort was superbly clawed away by Lindner before Hal Robson-Kanu's drive clipped the base of the post with virtually the final kick of the game. During this time the Austrian team won 2 wins, 1 time Welsh took the upper hand, as well as one game in October previous year, ended in a draw 2: 2. Now we go to Moldova and hopefully carry on'.
"On the balance of the second half, I think we were the stronger team", he added.
Having been invited down to Dragon Park by the FAW while still 13, he played for a combined Regional Development Boys XI - which combines the north and south Wales squads - and has remained playing for the country ever since.