Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Wales Serve Up Night to Remember

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Wales Serve Up Night to Remember

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WALES enjoyed one of the greatest nights in their football history as they brushed aside Russia 3-0 in Toulouse to win Group B at Euro 2016.

England's goalless draw with Slovakia opened the door for Wales to take top spot and they barged right through it with goals from Aaron Ramsey, Neil Taylor and Gareth Bale.

Wales will now head to Paris on Saturday to play a best third- placed team and there will be real hope now that they can go even further in this tournament.

On a night when Russia had to win to keep their own hopes alive, they were simply blown apart by a red machine - Wales being allowed by UEFA to wear their home strip before kick-off.

Bale was too hot to handle - scoring his third goal of the tournament in as many matches - and Ramsey ran the show in midfield as Wales dominated in all departments to shrug off the pain of their last-gasp defeat to England on Thursday. …

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