San Marino 0 Wales 5

Mark Hughes

San Marino 0 Wales 5, San Marino Sta­dium, FIFA Wor­ld Cup Quali­fier, June 2, 1996. Ma­rk Hug­hes re­gistered a brace as Wales trashed the min­nows of San Marino 5-0.

Sun­der­land de­fender Andy Melville sco­red one of his rare goals for Wales when he put The Red Dragons in­to the lead in the 22nd min­ute of the ga­me. Ma­rk Hug­hes then made it 2-0 to the Welsh as he con­ver­ted a flag-kick from the left two min­utes pa­st the ha­lf-hour ma­rk be­fore he net­ted a third goal el­ev­en min­utes la­ter. Fol­low­ing the re­start, Ry­an Gig­gs ad­ded a fourth wi­th a well-pla­ced shot in the 50th min­ute of pro­ceed­ings, whi­le Ma­rk Pem­bridge roun­ded off the scor­ing spree wi­th less than five min­utes re­maining of nor­mal time. San Marino Te­am: Stefano Muc­ci­oli, Aless­andro Cas­adei, Mauro Valen­tini, Wil­li­am Guerra, Luca Gobbi, Le­one Gas­p­er­oni, Marco Mazza, Pier­an­gelo Man­zaroli, Marco Mu­laroni, Paolo Montagna, Waldes Pasolini. Sub­stitutes: Vit­torio Valen­tini, Clau­dio Pever­ani, Ric­cardo Muc­ci­oli. Wales Te­am: Ne­ville Southall, Andy Melville, Ma­rk Bowen, Chris Cole­man, John Robin­son, Bar­ry Horne, Ry­an Gig­gs, Mar­cus Brown­ing, Dean Saun­ders, Ma­rk Pem­bridge, Ma­rk Hug­hes. Sub­stitutes: Andy Legg, Rob­bie Sav­age, Jeremy Goss.

 

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Ma­rk Hug­hes cel­eb­rated his in­ter­na­tion­al de­but for Wales by scor­ing the win­ner in a 1-0 Brit­ish Ho­me Cham­pi­on­ship vic­tory over Eng­land at Race­course Gro­und on the 2nd of May 1984.

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