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.

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