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By Gareth Vincent
BBC Sport Wales at Cardiff City Stadium
Daniel James’ high-class end gave Wales victory against Belarus in their friendly as Ryan Giggs’ team maintained a fourth consecutive home win.
After joining from Swansea City in the summer, the winger has created a stunning start to life in Manchester United.
Along with his team form reproduced onto the global platform to hands Wales a triumph.
Giggs had urged his players to create some momentum on Friday after the hard-earned Euro 2020 qualifying triumph over Azerbaijan.
They reacted with a performance that ought to have produced a win – although just 7,666 fans were there to see it.
In the Cardiff City Stadium’s 10-year history, just 1 match – that the defeat by Australia from 2011 – has drawn a crowd that was smaller.
Gareth Bale insisted entering this game that Wales are moving ahead beneath Giggs, who has won seven of his 15 matches.
After criticism of Wales’ functionality in the win over Azerbaijan, the Real Madrid forward said Giggs is trying to produce a federal side who perform quick, attacking football.
When Azerbaijan sat deep they fought on this score Friday and Wales made hard work of breaking down .
Even with all the talismanic Bale watching prior to the minute from the seat, it was a different story against Belarus.
Wales needed only 17 minutes to expose their competitions.
There has been a warning to Belarus on when Joe Allen headed a Welsh break and Harry Wilson drove goalwards, early.
Goalkeeper Maksim Plotnikov made a rescue, but he was helpless when Joe Morrell fed Jonny Williams plus that he sent James.
In what is becoming a trademark move, the #15m United signing cut to his right foot before bending the ball inside the far post.
James’ goal was the most memorable period of the half.
He made way as Wales’ control of the contest continued, with Wilson going every time a pattern ended with his cross-shot coming back off the post close.
Kieffer Moore then headed wide before Bale overlooked when he looked certain to score having been picked out by Wilson.
The purpose is to claim a spot as Bale pointed out, naturally – and also what happened here will have little impact on that front.
However, this is a operation and a step in the right way , albeit a tiny one.
Giggs made five changes to the side which began the Azerbaijan game, with Ethan Ampadu, Neil Taylor, Wayne Hennessey, Tom Lawrence and Bale dropping out.
Came Danny Ward, Ben Davies, Jonny Williams and two debutants, Morrell and Moore.
Wigan striker Moore along with Lincoln’s on-loan Bristol City midfielder Morrell will remember it for a long time, although A occasion this game may have been.
Morrell was tidy and neat at central midfield alongside Allen, although the towering Moore gave Wales some presence in attack.
Of it was perhaps after Wales return to aggressive action Williams who made the case for involvement.
The 25-year-old started on the rear of a spell at Charlton Athletic, and he offered Wales the type of craft.
He is useful when Wales visit Slovakia and after that face World Cup finalists Croatia on this ground in two qualifying matches that are pivotal in October.
With a little bit of luck Juventus’ Aaron Ramsey is going to be fit to provide his guile to Giggs’ side-by-side also.
Jonny Williams – earning his first Wales start the attacking midfielder showed glimpses of his undoubted quality in a display that is tough.

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