Woodburn joy after dream debut

Liverpool striker Ben Woodburn admitted it was a dream come true to score for Wales on debut in their World Cup qualifying clash against Austria on Saturday.

The 17-year-old came on for Thomas Lawrence in the 69th minute in an evenly poised tie at the Cardiff City Stadium and promptly scored the winner after just 261 seconds on the pitch.

Wales moved to within two points of Group D leaders Republic of Ireland to two points ahead of their clash with Moldova on Tuesday.

Speaking after the game, the delighted youngster said: "It was just a dream come true.

"The manager said to me before I went on to enjoy myself and help the team as best as I could, and hopefully I did that.

"That was what was running through my mind when I came on.

"The ball came out of the air and I took it down and tried to get it out my feet as quick as I could, and then luckily when I hit it it went in.

"I do like to do a few shots at the end of training, so thankfully it paid off.

"I was just happy to get the three points and now we go to Moldova and hopefully carry on."

He added: "Hopefully this is just the start and to qualify for the World Cup would be another dream."

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