Wales v Bosnia-Herzegovina Player Ratings

Boaz Myhill 7

Had no chance with either goal, made some good stops.

Chris Gunter 6

An uncharacteristically sloppy display from the right back. Dragged out of position too frequently.

Darcy Blake 5

Struggled to cope with the threat of Dzeko. Looked shaky.

Ashley Williams 6

Tried to lead and organise the defence but looked way short of match fitness. Lucky not to punished by Dzeko in the first minute after some careless defending.

Neil Taylor 5.5

Started slowly, at fault for the opening goal. Looked tired after his recent games for Team GB at the Olympics.

Gareth Bale 7

Once again, Wales’ best player on the night. Created a couple of decent goal-scoring opportunities but was ultimately frustrated by the lack of support from his team mates.

Aaron Ramsey 6.5

A mixed bag for the Wales captain. Played some delicious through-balls at times, but at others frustratingly guilty of conceding possession too cheaply.

Andrew Crofts 5

Usually quietly reliable whenever he plays for Wales, this was one of Croft’s poorer performances. Seemed lost in midfield at times.

Joe Allen 6.5

Unlucky not to score when his fierce shot was parried onto the crossbar. Some neat, intricate link-up play at times, but struggled to influence the game.

Sam Vokes 6

Worked hard to try and unsettle the Bosnia defence but with little reward.


Simon Church 5

Struggled to make an impact on the game.

Substitutions

Hal Robson-Kanu for Gareth Bale (62 minutes) 7

Showed good strength, touch and awareness. Not afraid to run at defenders.

Craig Bellamy for Simon Church (62 minutes) 7 

Made a huge difference on the left. Full of attack and energy.

Sam Ricketts for Chris Gunter (68 minutes) 6

Looked more assured than Gunter, made the defence more solid.

Steve Morison for Sam Vokes (68 minutes) 6

Unlucky not to get on the scoresheet after firing a header from Bellamy’s cross just wide of the post.

Joel Lynch for Darcy Blake (77 minutes) 6

Seemed comfortable enough. Didn’t have too much to do.

Robert Earnshaw for Andrew Crofts (87 minutes)

Manager: Chris Coleman 6

Selected his strongest available team whilst being mindful of club commitments and fitness levels of individual players. Not sure how much he will have learnt about his squad ahead of next month’s qualifier against Belgium.

Images courtesy of www.faw.org

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