Liverpool forward Ben Woodburn came on to score the all important goal in Wales’ 1-0 win over Austria in the World Cup qualifiers, on his debut.

The Welsh international came on off the bench, and it took him only four minutes to strike a 20-yard shot, into the left-hand corner.

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Wales needed a win to keep any chances of qualifying for Russia next year, and with the win, it keeps the pressure on the Republic of Ireland.

At only 17-years old, to come on with the pressure of trying to find a goal, and to do that sending the ball past Austria goalkeeper Heinz Lindner, was sensational.

Woodburn spoke to Sky Sports after the game about his goal, and the winning one in the end.

The ball just came out of the air and I just tried to shoot it as quickly as I could. It’s a great feeling, I couldn’t ask for much more from the fans. I won’t sleep tonight.

However, although Woodburn was 17, he didn’t go in the history books. 287 days late behind, the now superstar Gareth Bale, who scored when he was 17 and 35 days old.

Bale said after the game that they will be keeping him up all night after that.

We won’t let him sleep tonight.

Wales now sit on eleven points, two points behind second place. They are away to Moldova on Tuesday evening, who sit bottom on the group, only managing to draws in the qualifying campaign so far.

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