Ireland 0-1 Wales — UEFA Nations League

Bale is happy in Spain

Bale is happy in Spain

Harry Wilson netted a spectacular free-kick against Manchester United for Derby County in the Carabao Cup a few weeks ago, and the Liverpool loanee produced another mesmerising dead-ball strike in the UEFA Nations League on Tuesday evening, as his 58th minute free-kick handed Wales a 1-0 win over Republic Of Ireland at the Aviva Stadium. 'I know he is keeping an eye on the loan players to see how they are doing.

After spending the second half of last season with Hull City, Liverpool felt Wilson would benefit from another spell in the Championship, with as many as 12 English clubs enquiring about his availability.

"I was gutted when their goal went in, I thought we were still well in the game". I said on Thursday that we didn't do the basics against Spain [in the 4-1 defeat] but we did today.

Ireland are 27/20 (2.35) favourites with William Hill to win in Dublin, while the odds compilers offer 21/10 (3.10) that these two teams are forced to settle for a share of the spoils - an outcome that would suit neither nation. "It's a tough group and now it is in our hands".

"It's just little mistakes at the end of the day and you can't warrant for that, we to try to fix it, to cut them out". We have spirit in abundance but that won't take you everywhere.

Hennessey did have one more save to make from substitute Scott Hogan, but Wales, who missed a late chance through George Thomas, remained comfortable as they secured a back-to-back win over Ireland for the first time since March 1986.

"I'll be putting my name forward but I think he (Bale) is still at the front of the queue", Wilson said.

"You always feel like you've more to offer, if you're not, then you're not a positive thinker and I am a positive thinker and positive in the way I play".

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