Wales keep automatic Euro 2020 qualification hopes alive with 2-0 win over Azerbaijan


Wales keep automatic Euro 2020 qualification hopes alive with 2-0 win over Azerbaijan

Wales coasted to a 2-0 win over Azerbaijan to keep their hopes of finishing in the top two of Euro 2020 qualifying Group E.

Goals from Kieffer Moore and Harry Wilson gave Ryan Giggs’ side the all important win going into the final group match.

Wales will need to beat Hungary on Tuesday and hope Slovakia do not win their final two games.

Kieffer Moore opens the scoring for Wales
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Gareth Bale captained Wales in their crucial Euro 2020 qualifier in Azerbaijan despite not having played for over a month because of a calf problem.

Aaron Ramsey, yet to play in Euro 2020 qualifying, was on the bench after injury as Chris Mepham, Joe Morrell and Harry Wilson featured after last month’s 1-1 draw against Croatia.

Injured pair Joe Rodon and Jonny Williams and the suspended Joe Allen dropped out, while Azerbaijan made four changes from the side beaten in Hungary last month.

Wales started on the front foot with goalkeeper Salahat Agayev pushing out efforts from Wilson and Morrell.