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Armenia v Wales - 2002 World Cup.
Armenia (1) 2 Wales (1) 2
Minasjan 33 Hartson 41, 48
Movsesyan 66  

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Match Report
Two goals by John Hartson either side of half-time earned Wales a valuable point in Yereven, but it could have been so much better for Mark Hughes' men. Wales had four changes from the side that drew in Poland last October with Coleman, Giggs, Savage and Blake missing. Conditions were poor with the pitch heavy from persistent rain during the day. Wales were denied a victory by a brilliant 25-yard left foot strike from Movsesyan after 66 minutes.
Key moments
First half
21 mins: Saunders fires wide after Abramyan fails to hold on to a long throw from Legg.
30 mins: Bellamy runs clear on left, but his left-foot shot is saved by Abramyan.
33 mins: Legg loses possession and Wales are under pressure. Legg recovers well only for his tackle to guide the ball past Paul Jones and into the path of Minasyan, who puts it into the net.
Armenia..1 Wales..0
41 mins: The ball lands at the feet of Hartson who turns just inside the area and hits a superb shot which into the top left-hand corner of the net.
Armenia..1 Wales..1
Half time score Armenia..1 Wales..1
Second half
48 mins: Matthew Jones delivers a perfect free-kick from the left,  and Hartson powers his header past Abramyan.
Armenia..1 Wales..2
66 mins: Movesyan hits a powerful left shot from 25 yards which leaves Paul Jones with no chance.
Armenia..2 Wales..2
90 mins: A Legg long throw puts Abramyan under pressure, but Speed and Iwan Roberts fail to connect.
Full-time score Armenia..2 Wales..2

I have a bunch of players now who are very disappointed not to have won this one. We have scored twice away from home and that should be enough to win the match. But the goals we have conceded are bad ones for us. We have got something from our last three games, admittedly just a point in each game, but there will be a time when all the efforts that we put in will give us that win. - Mark Hughes

We gave them more space to play at the end of the day that cost us very dear. - Mark Bowen

Team line-ups
Armenia Wales
1 - Abramyan
2 - Minasyan
3 - Khodjoyan
4 - Hovsepyan
5 - Vardanyan
6 - Sarkisyan
7 - Petrosyan
8 - Voskanyan
9 - Dokhoyan
10 - Shakhgeldyan
11 - Movsesyan

12 - Azizyan
13 - Karhmyan
14 - Petikyan
15 - Karamyan
16 - Demirtshyan
17 - Hakobyan
19 - Seropian
1 - Paul Jones
2 - Mark Delaney
3 - Andy Legg
4 - Andy Melville
5 - Robert Page
6 - Mark Pembridge
7 - John Robinson
8 - Dean Saunders
9 - John Hartson
10 - Gary Speed
11 - Craig Bellamy

12 - Matthew Jones
14 - Kit Symons
15 - Carl Robinson
16 - Iwan Roberts
17 - Darren Barnard
18 - Stephen Jenkins
21 - Mark Crossley

Match details
Half-time 1-1
Full-time 2-2
Date 24.03.2001
Kick off 9.00pm local time (5pm UK)
Venue Republican Stadium
City / town Yerevan
Attendance 7,000
Referee Mr. George Kasnaferis (Greece)

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