Wales moves to Euro 2016 quarterfinals after 1-0 win over Northern Ireland


Wales’ amazing run at Euro 2016 continued as an own goal from Northern Ireland’s Gareth McAuley took them through to the quarter-finals courtesy of a 1-0 win in Paris.

The first half was almost totally devoid of quality in the second all-British affair of the tournament, with Welsh talisman Gareth Bale struggling to make much of an impact on proceedings.

But the Real Madrid forward, who had scored three goals in three games prior to the last-16 fixture, made the difference on 75 minutes when he delivered a delicious cross which coaxed McAuley into a sliding intervention, turning the ball into his own net.

Wales go on to Lille to face the winner of Hungary v Belgium after reaching their second quarter-final in the two major tournaments they have contested – the first of which was the 1958 World Cup.

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