Wales are now favourites to win the British Home International Soccer Championship outright for the first time in 42 years after forcing a goalless draw with present holders England at Wembley on Wednesday (23 May).
Wales are now favourites to win the British Home International Soccer Championship outright for the first time in 42 years after forcing a goalless draw with present holders England at Wembley on Wednesday (23 May). If Wales beat Northern Ireland in their final game in Belfast on Friday (25 May), England will have to defeat Scotland by at least two clear goals in the showpiece match of the championship at Wembley on Saturday (26 May).
SYNOPSIS: The Welsh side, in the dark shirts settled early, and England keeper Corrigan did well to stop a shot from Welsh captain Terry Yorath despite being unsighted by a Welsh forward.
England hit back and forced a corner which the Welsh defence cleared. When the ball came back into the penalty area, Welsh centre forward, John Toshack was on hand to clear the trouble.
England had the best of the first half, and went close to scoring when Terry McDermott hit a post.
Their midfield pushed up to help the attack, and Tony Currie's right foot shot went just wide, but there was still no score by half-time.
England Manager, Ron Greenwood gives international debuts to two players. One of them, full back Kenny Sansom, shone in attack and defence.
England centre-half Dave Watson also came close to scoring when he moved into the attack.
Forward Laurie Cunningham also did well on his debut, but Welsh keeper Dai Davies dealt with everything the England forwards threw at him.
Davies was almost beaten when he dropped a corner, but recovered to foil England substitute Steve Coppell. This save helped earn his side a crucial point in their Championship challenge.