Wales v Scotland 12.10.12 Player Ratings

Lewis Price- 8

An assured performance from the Crystal Palace shot-stopper.

Chris Gunter- 8

Apart from one sloppy back-pass in the second half, which fortunately didn’t turn out to be costly, the full-back was in good form.

Ben Davies- 7.5

A confident display that belied his age and lack of experience at International level. A competent replacement for the injured Neil Taylor.

David Vaughan- 7

Busy at the heart of midfield but guilty of some sloppy play towards the end of the second half.

Darcy Blake- 8.5

A rock at the heart of defence. Could maybe have dealt with the ball through for Scotland’s opener a little better, but overall an excellent display.

Ashley Williams (captain)- 8

Led the team from the back and showed just why Coleman was right to hand him the captain’s armband.

Joe Allen- 8.5

Another accomplished display from the Liverpool midfielder. Kept the game ticking over for Wales and linked up brilliantly with Aaron Ramsey to create several good attacking chances.

Joe Ledley- 6

Looked off the pace at times after a spell on the sidelines through injury. Struggled to make an impact on the game.

Steve Morison- 5

Desperately isolated up front and was easily shackled by Scotland’s defenders. Substituted in the second half.

Aaron Ramsey- 7.5

An improved performance from the Arsenal midfielder who seemed to play more freely without the burden of captaincy. Linked well with Joe Allen.

Gareth Bale- 10

It’s becoming difficult to find enough superlatives to describe his performances in a Wales shirt. Consistently the best player in the side, Bale was electrifying at times against Scotland and capped off another mesmerising performance with a wonder-strike to seal the victory for Wales on 88 minutes.

Substitutes

Craig Davies- 8

Much more effective than Morison. Caused problems for the Scotland defence with his strength and hold-up play. Deserves to start in Croatia.

Hal Robson-Kanu- 7.5

Replaced Ledley late in the second half.

Manager: Chris Coleman- 9

Needed to brave and make changes after the demolition in Serbia and his conviction was rewarded with his first victory as Wales boss.

Pictures courtesy of http://www.faw.org

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