Aaron Ramsey played the full 90 minutes of Wales’ 0-0 draw with the Republic of Ireland in a game that saw Seamus Coleman stretchered off with his leg in pieces.
- Ramsey watched on as Coleman’s leg was shattered
- Welshman is hoping to get over his own injury problems
- Ramsey was booked when he caught Glenn Whelan above the eye
- Chris Coleman summons his inner Tony Pulis after the game
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Of all the players on the pitch watching on, the incident which saw Neil Taylor show zero regard for his opponent’s health and well-being, Ramsey could have the most reason to be upset. The way that Taylor steamed into the tackle on Coleman was reminiscent of the force Ryan Shawcross cut Ramsey in half with back in 2010.
Taylor received a straight red for the challenge and will likely serve a three-game ban – what he would have got had he pushed Coleman in the face.
Coleman, meanwhile, was taken to hospital with a confirmed broken leg. After the match, Chris Coleman summoned his inner Pulis to say, “I have my fingers crossed for Seamus Coleman. He is the most important thing tonight”.
“Neil (Taylor) is in the dressing room, he’s despondent. He’s had a serious injury himself.” Diddums.
The Wales manager was then asked if Gareth Bale should have also sene red for a high challenge that could have earned him a second yellow. “Do you think one or two of yours were lucky to stay on the pitch?” he replied
“Because it was a little bit of both. Your boys were not coming off there with halos on their head. It was going on all through the game.
“It was a typical British game of football. There were one or two complaints from our boys, that your boys were a little bit late here and there.
“And some of our boys were as well. I’m not complaining. That’s football.”
No, Chris. That’s football in England.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) March 24, 2017
Since his own leg break, Ramsey has been no stranger to a host of secondary injuries which have hampered him severely. Speaking before the game, Rambo was hopeful that he can begin reproducing the same form that saw him shine at the Euros during the summer. “I believe I can get even better,” Ramsey said.
“I really wanted to go into that tournament and prove what I am capable of doing.
“Over a short period of time and on that level I was really happy with the way I performed. Maybe it’s the best football I have produced.
“I’ve had another frustrating time [at Arsenal] with injuries, which is never a nice thing to go through. To get consistency is hard.
“I’m trying to get to the bottom of them and stay injury-free.”
Nacho Monreal was an unused sub for Spain as they beat Israel 4-1.
Rob Holding was an unused sub or England u21s as they lost 1-0 to Germany.
Josh Dasilva played the full 90 minutes as England u19s won 3-0 against Spain. Chris Willock was a 74th minute sub, replacing Ryan Sessegnon, and managed to get himself on the scoresheet 12 minutes later.
Jeff Reine-Adelaide played the full 90 for France u19 as they lost 2-0 to Bulgaria.
Joel Campbell was a second half substitute but could not help Costa Rica overcome a two-nil defeat in Mexico.