AR-RAYYAN: Wales ahead Gareth Bale struck late on the penalty to energy his facet to hold on for a draw in opposition to the United States of America (USA) within the FIFA World Cup 2022 Group B fixture on Monday.
Welsh skipper Bale saved his facet from an anticipated defeat on their world cup return as his late penalty strike within the 82nd minute snatched a 1-1 draw with the USA.
Rob Page’s choice of to not kick off with center-forward Kieffer Moore appeared to have backfired because the USA carried out an early assault on the European facet.
The assault quickly became a objective when Christian Pulisic noticed house in Wales’ defence and threaded a low ball by way of to Timothy Weah, who took only one stride earlier than sliding the ball home previous Welsh goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey.
Following an early lead and Wales’ battle to interrupt down the robust US defence indicated a disappointing world cup return for Page’s facet.
However, a blunderous sliding deal with from Walker Zimmerman contained in the USA space upended Welsh skipper Kane and glimmered a ray of hope for Wales because the referee awarded the latter with a penalty kick.
The Welsh skipper capitalized on the very important alternative to fireside a much-needed equalizer for his facet as he drove the ball into the highest of the online.
Following his well timed strike and holding his nerves, Bale not solely rescued Wales from the defeat but additionally grew to become solely the fourth Welsh footballer to attain a world cup objective.
His match-saving penalty was additionally the primary objective that Wales scored in opposition to the USA in all competitions.