Weah then put the USA ahead after 35 minutes, getting onto a Christian Pulisic pass to put his side into the lead. Kick-off: 7pm UK time TV channel: ITV 1/ S4C Live stream: ITV Hub USA XI: Turner, Dest, Zimmerman, Adams, Robinson, Musah, McKennie, Pulisic, Ream, Weah, Sargent Wales XI: Hennessey; Mepham, Rodon, B Davies; Roberts, Ampadu, Ramsey, Wilson, N Williams; James, Bale Sign up to Sun Vegas now for a £10 bonus Follow ALL of the latest updates below... USA 1 – 0 Wales 63, Connor Roberts can perhaps count himself as lucky to not give away a free kick in a dangerous area for a tackle on Pulisic.
Whatever was behind it, Wales really struggled for the opening half as they returned to the World Cup after 64 years away. There was an emotional anthem from the Red Wall ahead of kick off but their heroes looked jittery from the off. Giant striker Kieffer Moore who has scored some crucial goals for the Dragons over the last few years was surprisingly left on the bench.
Maybe Page needed an extra man in midfield as he knew the USA would be fitter and more youthful in that area – but Gregg Berhalter’s men quickly got the upper hand anyway. Only a brilliant reflex save from Wayne Hennessey prevented an own goal from Joe Rodon early on while Josh Sargent planted a header against the outside of the post.
Yet it always felt like a goal was coming and Tim Weah ran onto a Christian Pulisic pass to put the US ahead 10 minutes before the break. Gareth Bale’s frustration got the better of him as he flew into a challenge on Yunus Musah and got a yellow card. This wasn’t what was in the script for Wales – a rethink is needed. ” Half Time: USA 1 – 0 Wales 45+4, The USA lead at the break. 45+3, Chris Mepham goes into the referee's notebook for pulling Christian Pulisic back. He was warned for his earlier foul on the American but now has his name taken. 45+2, USA enjoying another long spell of possession at the end of the half here. Rob Page has work to do during the interval. 45, There's going to be four minutes added on at the end of the half here.
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The Fulham midfielder looks shocked at the referee's decision. 55, Williams finds some space down the Wales left but he's unable to find another red shirt with his cross into the box. There's space opening up for Wales and the Americans seem slightly more flustered than they did during the first 45. 54, Joe Rodon hits a pass straight out of play. That's summed up his night so far. 49, Tim Ream is the latest play to be shown a yellow card.
Rob Page has made a mistake not starting Kieffer Moore up top to gain some control in attack, and it would be surprising if he doesn’t appear for the second half. The one thing Page would not have expected however is how impressive the Yanks have been on the ball, playing aggressive football and ultimately deserving of a half time lead. The second youngest squad at this World Cup are showing the Welsh how it is done.
USA vs Wales: Date, TV channel, live stream and kick off time for World Cup gameLive BlogWEAH TO GO Updated: 20:23, 21 Nov 2022USA have been dominant in the early stages against Wales at the World Cup and are AHEAD going into the second-half. Welsh captain Gareth Bale is leading the line in Al Rayyan, with Aaron Ramsey in midfield. However, they have been unable to combine in the early stages as Timothy Weah's cross to Josh Sargent saw the American strike the post with a header.
The question is, can they keep it up? ” Wales' struggles Gareth Bale and co had a first half to forget there. Wales just never got going and ended up retreating further and further into their own half as the USA took control of the game. Apart form being shown a harsh yellow card, Bale struggled to get involved in the contest. Wales will need their star man to step up in the second half if they're going to get back into this one. Martin Blackburn's half time thoughts SunSport’s Martin Blackburn in Qatar: He says: “Was it nerves on their big night – or did Rob Page pick the wrong team? Perhaps they decided that a draw was a good result after England’s thumping of Iran.
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