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Watch: The Wales Goal That Sends Them Back Into Group D Contention Was A Screamer

CARDIFF, WALES - SEPTEMBER 02: Wales Ben Woodburn scores the opening goal during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Wales and Austria at Cardiff City Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Kevin Barnes - CameraSport via Getty Images)

Liverpool midfielder Ben Woodburn’s 73rd minute goal gave Wales a vital win in their World Cup qualifier against Austria in Cardiff on Saturday evening.

In only his first international start, the 17-year-old unleashed a thunderbolt from 25 yards to give Wales a crucial victory as they seek to qualify for their first World Cup since 1958.

The youngster had only been on the field for less than 10 minutes when he produced his moment of magic.

The win, only Wales’ second of the campaign, sees Chris Coleman’s men narrow the gap between themselves and second placed Ireland, who have 13 points while Wales have 11 points.

The Boys in Green were held to a 1-1 all drawTbilisiilsi.

Serbia’s comprehensive 3-0  win over Moldova in Belgrade mean that they remain top on 15 points with three games left.

Wales now travel to Moldova for Tuesday’s clash with a spring in their step while the Republic take on Serbia at home.

If they can repeat tonight’s win on Tuesday, then beat Georgia in Tblisi, their October 9 home clash against Martin O’Neill’s men will be huge.

After being outplayed in the first half, the 2016 Euro semi-finalists were much improved in the second-half.

And Woodburn’s goal means that Welsh fans can continue to dream that Wales’ 60-year World Cup wait may be over.

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.