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Wales give the full Monte at last

Wales 2 Montenegro 1: Goals from Steve Morison and captain Aaron Ramsey gave Wales a first win of their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign at Cardiff City Stadium.

The home side turned in their best performance under Gary Speed and were unrecognisable from the side that lost so miserably to Australia last month.

Morison tapped in the opener in the 29th minute when Montenegro keeper Mladen Bozovic failed to hold a David Vaughan cross.

Then, shortly after the break on loan Cardiff City midfielder Ramsey slotted home thanks to great wing play by Tottenham star Gareth Bale who was outstanding throughout.

Despite seeing his side pick up a first win in a competitive fixture since October 2009, it was a bittersweet night for boss Speed.

Sunderland midfielder Vaughan and Craig Bellamy, who has had a rollercoaster of a week having rejoined Liverpool just before the transfer window shut on Wednesday were both booked meaning they will miss Tuesday’s eagerly awaited clash with England at Wembley.

Montenegro pulled a goal back through Stevan Jovetic but they could not find a leveller and they now trail England by three points at the top of Group G.

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