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Wales U21 0-2 England U21

Wales Under-21 coach Brian Flynn
Flynn's Wales U21 suffered their first defeat in five games

First-half goals from Tom Huddlestone and Theo Walcott saw England to victory over Wales at the Racecourse, Wrexham.

With senior managers John Toshack and Fabio Capello watching, Joe Hart denied Ched Evans and Sam Vokes early on.

Adam Johnson was brought down by Neal Eardley when he broke in from the left, Huddlestone converting the penalty.

Huddlestone then exchanged passes with Walcott from a short corner, Walcott cut inside from the left, and his shot was deflected in off Lewin Nyatanga.

606: DEBATE
The friendly game celebrated Wales U21's 100th match since their first game - against England in 1976.

Coach Brian Flynn's team had been unbeaten in four games and started the match with six players capped at senior level.

England - who started with five members of their senior squad - remain undefeated in 10 games at U21 level this season.


Wales U21: Hennessey, Eardley (Ribeiro 62), Jacobson, Collison, Gunter, Nyatanga, Cotterill (Adams 77), David Edwards, Vokes (Church 63), Evans (Davies 77), MacDonald.
Subs Not Used: Basey, Mike Williams, Bradley, fon Williams, Mark Williams.

England U21: Hart (Lewis 46), Cranie, Taylor (O'Hara 57), Cattermole, Mancienne, Wheater (Dann 46), Walcott, Huddlestone, Agbonlahor (Blackstock 57), Leadbitter (Muamba 73), Adam Johnson (Shawcross 86).

Goals: Huddlestone 19 pen, Walcott 25.

Att: 6,831

Ref: Alan Black (Northern Ireland).


see also
BBC Sport Wales coverage
23 Mar 08 |  Wales
Bosnia-H U21 1-2 Wales U21
26 Mar 08 |  Internationals


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