Aaron Ramsey confident over Panenka penalty against Serbia

Adding to Coleman's pressure was Gareth Bale and Neil Taylor's absence through suspension, though the manager was typically bullish in the lead-up to the game: "We are four points behind going to Serbia and we haven't got our best player, what can happen here?" We are four points behind with five games to play.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at some key talking points ahead of the contest. We know it's not going to be straightforward, it never is in Tbilisi, but we have to hope the Georgians are going to be sound once again.

THERE WAS GOOD news for the Republic of Ireland this evening, after Serbia and Wales played out a 1-1 draw in their World Cup qualifier clash.

Joe Allen will be missing for the Austria game in Cardiff after picking up a second booking in the competition. Bale's pace on the break will be sorely missed in Belgrade and, although his likely replacement Tom Lawrence is no slouch, Wales will need muscular centre-forward Sam Vokes to hold the ball up and bring others into the game.

Both sides then went hunting a victor, with Ramsey drawing a smart save from Stojkovic and Mitrovic acrobatically volleying wide.

Serbia ended the game on top, but their in-form forward flicked wide when granted another clear sight of goal and Slavoljub Muslin's men had to settle for a point that nonetheless ensured they returned to first place.

"I think we learned a lot from Serbia five years ago when we were beaten heavily (6-1 in Novi Sad), so we knew we had to come here and play hard".

Ramsey has been involved in five goals in his last six global appearances, scoring twice and assisting on three, to prove what an important player he is for Wales.

Czech Republic striker Antonin Panenka beat German goalkeeper Sepp Maier with that famous penalty at the 1976 European Championships, and it was taken in the Rajko Mitic Stadium.

"I didn't see that coming if I'm honest with you", Coleman said. It's what we thought as soon as he did it.

Aaron Ramsey (Wales) Led his team with intensity and enthusiasm, dragging them up the pitch, chasing back to cover, and behind everything good that they did.

"I felt calm, I felt confident in the situation".

Serbia looked more likely to grab a late victor but the Welsh, roared on by 1,000 away fans, held on for their fifth draw of the campaign.

With Coleman maintaining that this will be his last campaign as manager the prospect of Wales not qualifying for Russian Federation has raised questions about his position and whether he could decide to stand down sooner rather than later, maybe even after the Serbia match if things go badly.

Recommended News

  • AB de Villiers to lead South Africa in T20I series against England

    It is very hard to say that after a performance like this, but that's what I believe in my heart. He is expected to play all of South Africa's one-day series ahead of the World Cup.

    Jeff Sessions testimony: attorney general to be grilled on Russian Federation ties

    Rasmussen, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, and retired Marine Gen. I am concerned that the president still does not recognize the severity of the threat.

    Taliban 'surging' in Afghanistan, US defense chief warns

    The U.S. has about 9,800 troops there conducting counterterrorism operations against insurgents and training the Afghan army. In February, Nicholson requested 3,000-5,000 more US threats to counter the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan.
  • Kathy Griffin: Donald Trump 'Broke Me'

    Kathy Griffin: Donald Trump 'Broke Me'

    Squatty Potty, which had previously announced a partnership with Griffin, announced Wednesday it had dropped her as a spokeswoman. He said what Griffin did "was inappropriate and not something that should be anywhere in our national discourse".

    Steve Kerr expected to return as Golden State Warriors coach

    Meanwhile, Durant was named 2017 NBA Finals MVP for averaging 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists through five games. You've got to tip your hat to Cleveland . "So I just tried to think about that, but also add my flair to the game ".
    Amazon now lets you block calls and messages to your Echo

    Amazon now lets you block calls and messages to your Echo

    The new feature "gives you the ability to block contacts from calling and messaging you", according to the notes on iTunes . The Android app, which was last updated on June 9, hasn't received the update just yet but it could be along quite soon.
  • Sessions appears at high-stakes US Senate hearing on Russia, Comey

    Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) pressed Jeff Sessions aggressively for more details about his role in the firing of James B. Prior to the speech, I attended a reception with my staff that included at least two dozen people and President Trump.
    DUP meet May in London as concern grows about implications for Stormont

    DUP meet May in London as concern grows about implications for Stormont

    The DUP leader is nearly certain to ask for greater investment in Northern Ireland as the price of a deal. May is also scheduled to meet French President Emmanuel Macron later in the day.

    Uber weighs leave of absence for CEO

    Michael played a pivotal but oftentimes controversial role in building Uber into the $69 billion ride-hailing giant it is today. Alexander was sacked for obtaining and holding on to the medical records of a woman raped during an Uber ride in India.
  • Darren Soto cautiously eyeing Puerto Rico statehood effort

    No clear majority emerged in the first three referendums , with voters nearly evenly divided between statehood and the status quo. Rossello, who became governor in January, had campaigned for statehood as the best path out of the island's financial troubles.
    Oil edges up on Saudi pledge to make real supply cuts

    Oil edges up on Saudi pledge to make real supply cuts

    Rising production in Nigeria and Libya has been anticipated, as those countries were exempted from the production-reduction pact. Energy Information Administration reported gains last week in oil storage inventories, sparking concerns about market balance.

    USA envoy to Qatar to step down in midst of crisis

    Turkey has been left in a delicate position with Qatar a chief Gulf ally but also enjoying good relations with Saudi Arabia . Saudi Arabia , Bahrain and the UAE went a step further by expelling all Qatari citizens, creating havoc in the region.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.