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1-1 Draw, Bales was too late to strike as Wales against USA

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AR-RAYYAN: Wales forward Gareth Bale struck late on the penalty to power his side to hang on for a draw against the United States of America (USA) in the FIFA World Cup 2022 Group B fixture on Monday.

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Rob Page’s decision of not to kick off with center-forward Kieffer Moore seemed to have backfired as the USA carried out an early assault on the European side.

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Rob Page’s decision of not to kick off with center-forward Kieffer Moore seemed to have backfired as the USA carried out an early assault on the European side.

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Welsh skipper Bale saved his side from an anticipated defeat on their world cup return as his late penalty strike in the 82nd minute snatched a 1-1 draw with the USA.

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Following an early lead and Wales’ struggle to break down the strong US defence indicated a disappointing world cup return for Page’s side.

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However, a blunderous sliding tackle from Walker Zimmerman inside the USA area upended Welsh skipper Kane and glimmered a ray of hope for Wales as the referee awarded the latter with a penalty kick.

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The attack soon turned into a goal when Christian Pulisic spotted space in Wales’ defence and threaded a low ball through to Timothy Weah, who took just one stride before sliding the ball home past Welsh goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey.

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Following his timely strike and holding his nerves, Bale not only rescued Wales from the defeat but also became only the fourth Welsh footballer to score a world cup goal.

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The Welsh skipper capitalized on the vital opportunity to fire a much-needed equalizer for his side as he drove the ball into the top of the net.

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His match-saving penalty was also the first goal that Wales scored against the USA in all competitions.

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