Own goal pushes Wales past Northern Ireland, into EURO quarterfinal

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A Gareth McAuley own goal lifted Wales into the quarterfinals of EURO 2016 in a 1-0 decision over Northern Ireland on Saturday in Paris.

The game wasn’t too lively, but supporters for both sides nearly made up for it.

The lone goal came when Gareth Bale‘s pass across the edge the six was headed for Hal Robson-Kanu. McAuley had to intervene and unfortunately for Norn Iron, that intervention went into the back of the net.

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Stuart Dallas forced a save out of Wayne Hennessey in the 10th minute, earning a corner that Hennessey collected.

Sam Vokes won a header that Aaron Ramsey finished, but Ramsey was offside.

The game didn’t entertain much in the first 45, and the tight marking, tactical fouling continued in the second 45 until the breakthrough.

Ashley Williams of Swansea City was injured in a collision with a teammate, and could hardly move his shoulder.