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Wales v Belarus - 2002 World Cup.
Wales (0) 1 Belarus (0) 0
Hartson 47 -

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Match Report
A John Hartson header two minutes into the second half gave Wales a deserved victory against Belarus in Cardiff. Wales who showed five chances from the side that lost in Oslo a month earlier started well with both Craig Bellamy and Simon Davies missing easy chances.

Wales dominated territory and possession with Paul Jones a lone spectator for most the game. Hartson's goal early in the second half came from a flowing three man as Mark Delaney carried the ball out of defence, he fed Simon Davies on the right his pinpoint right wing cross on the run was meet by Hartson who buried his header low into the corner.

In the end the 1- 0 scoreline did not reflect Wales' performance which could have resulted in at least a winning margin of 3 or 4 goals.
Key moments
First half
Half time score Wales..0 Belarus..0
Second half
Full-time score Wales..1 Belarus..0

"We've worked tirelessly to get a win. I'm pleased to have scored, but I don't particularly like taking all the credit.' " - John Hartson

"For them not to have won that game would have been an injustice." - Mark Hughes

"That was certainly the best I've done in a Wales shirt." - Simon Davies

"Hopefully the win will give us the confidence to kick on in the next campaign and turn those draws into wins." - Gary Speed

Match details
Half-time 0-0
Full-time 1-0
Date 06.10.2001
Kick off 2.30pm
Venue Millennium Stadium
City / town Cardiff
Attendance 10,201
Referee P Rodomonti (Italy)

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