Home / Sports / Wales into last eight after Northern Ireland own goal

Wales into last eight after Northern Ireland own goal

Wales reached the Euro 2016 quarter-finals with a 1-0 win over Northern Ireland thanks to an own goal by Gareth McAuley in a poor encounter at the Parc des Princes on Saturday.

Centre back McAuley turned a Gareth Bale cross into his own net 15 minutes from time in the all British last-16 clash.

The Irish had their best chance in the first half when Stuart Dallas’s fierce strike was parried away by goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey.

Wales will play Belgium or Hungary, who meet on Sunday, for a place in the semi-finals next.

(Reuters)

Check Also

EFL to suggest clubs to shut transfer window early

The English Football League (EFL) is to advise its clubs follow the lead of the …

Focus on FA after Mark Sampson’s sacking

Mark Sampson has been sacked as head coach of England Women in a move that …