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Result: Panama snatch late draw against youthful Wales


Wales are held 1-1 by Panama at the Cardiff City Stadium in what could be manager Chris Coleman’s final game in charge.

By Daniel Lewis, Football League Correspondent

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 22:00 UK

Armando Cooper struck in the third minute of added time to deny Wales victory in what could be boss Chris Coleman‘s final game in charge, as Panama snatched a 1-1 draw at the Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday night.

The World-Cup bound visitors found a way through at the very death after falling behind to a Tom Lawrence strike 15 minutes from time, in what proved to be a frustrating night for the Dragons, who also missed a first-half penalty.

Coleman, due to continue talks over his future later this week, handed debuts to a number of players over the 90 minutes with an eye on the future and was so nearly rewarded with a morale-boosting victory to see out 2017.

Wales, led out by Chris Gunter this evening on his 85th appearance – equalling the late Gary Speed‘s record for an outfield player – enjoyed far more of the first-half chances.

David Brooks and Ethan Ampadu both settled well on their first senior starts, with the former picking out a delightful cross for fellow youngster Ben Woodburn to head goalwards.

The vastly experienced Jaime Penedo was well positioned to keep it out at the front post, though, proving to be a rare attempt on goal at either end of the field.

A Sam Vokes shot was then sent flying over the bar from…

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