Wales 6 San Marino 0

Mark Hughes

Wales 6 San Marino 0, Car­diff Arms Park, FIFA Wor­ld Cup Quali­fier, Au­gust 31, 1996. Dean Saun­ders and Ma­rk Hug­hes hit a brace each as Wales be­at San Marino 6-0.

Wales went ahead with­in the fir­st min­ute when Ry­an Gig­gs sent a bril­liant thro­ugh ball to Dean Saun­ders who put the ball pa­st San Marino goal­keeper Stefano Muc­ci­oli and in­to the far bot­tom cor­ner of the net. The Welsh doubled their lead af­ter 26 min­utes as Ma­rk Hug­hes head­ed ho­me a Ma­rk Pem­bridge cor­ner and then ad­ded two more goals be­fore the break thanks to Andy Melville and John Robin­son who fou­nd the net in the 34th and 44th min­utes re­spect­ively. Fol­low­ing the re­start, Hug­hes sco­red the fifth goal of the day nine min­utes in­to the sec­ond ha­lf be­fore Saun­ders net­ted a sixth in the 77th min­ute to make the fi­nal sco­reline read 6-0 in fa­vour of The Dragons. 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: To­ny Ro­berts, Ga­ry Speed, Gar­eth Tay­lor. San Marino Te­am: Stefano Muc­ci­oli, Wil­li­am Guerra, Luca Gobbi, Vit­torio Valen­tini, Mirco Gen­nari, Le­one Gas­p­er­oni, Bry­an Gas­p­er­oni, Marco Mazza, Pier­an­gelo Man­zaroli, Nic­ola Bac­cioc­chi, Paolo Montagna. Sub­stitutes: Fa­bio Fran­cini, Ivan Mat­teoni, Waldes Pasolini.


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