Search

Wales boss explains Arsenal and Spurs duo’s penalty agreement

15:58 13 October 2012

Wales

Wales's Gareth Bale celebrates scoring his side's winner against Scotland. Photo credit: David Davies/PA Wire.

PA Wire

Wales boss Chris Coleman has revealed first choice penalty-taker Aaron Ramsey stepped aside for Tottenham’s Gareth Bale to take their spot kick in their 2-1 World Cup qualifying win against Scotland.

The Dragons were trailing 1-0 when Bale won a penalty 10 minutes from time in last night’s clash in Cardiff.

Ramsey, who was relieved as Wales captain earlier this week, opted to give to ball to Bale, who scored the penalty before netting a stunning late winner.

After the match, Coleman said: “Aaron normally takes them, but I think Aaron thought ‘Baley is on fire and playing with confidence’, so he gave the ball to Baley.”

The Wales boss was keen to praise 21-year-old Ramsey’s attitude since announcing his decision to switch the armband from him to Ashley Williams.

“It has been a tough week for Aaron because I took the captaincy off him,” said Coleman.

“But I think he understood my reasons for it, and his response couldn’t have been any better.”

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

Yesterday, 19:33
Tottenham's Harry Kane. Picture: PA

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino expects Harry Kane to get even better as the striker’s superb season continued with two goals at West Brom.

Harry Kane celebrates after scoring his second-half penalty - his second goal of the game and 21st of the season

Harry Kane struck his 19th and 20th goals of the season as Tottenham earned their biggest away win under Mauricio Pochettino, triumphing 3-0 away at West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League.

Fri, 12:00
West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis

Tottenham visit Tony Pulis’ West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns tomorrow. Charlie Dear gives you the lowdown on the home team as they get used to life under their new manager.

Thu, 23:33
Highbury Korfball Club's Matthew Dodds. Pic: Richard Hayward

Highbury Korfball Club produced a dominant display, beating Croydon II 19-9 in the London Regional League to put last week’s defeat behind them.

Most read sport

Property Newsletter Sign-up

The latest North London property news and features straight into your inbox.

Other Emails:
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

People thought the Deputy Prime Minister was pretty funny actually.

Brothers: The David Haines Story, will be broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland at 10.30am on Sunday.

Over £30,000 has been raised in a couple of days for a mugging victim, despite the goal only being set at £500.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24
Our trusted business finder