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SNOW JOKE: Wales' Gareth Bale (R) challenges Scotland's Shaun Maloney

SNOW JOKE: Wales' Gareth Bale (R) challenges Scotland's Shaun Maloney

SNOW JOKE: Wales' Gareth Bale (R) challenges Scotland's Shaun Maloney

Wales came from behind to beat Scotland in their 2014 World Cup qualifier at a blizzard-bound Hampden Park as both sides ended the game with 10 men.

Defender Grant Hanley gave the home side the lead the against the run of play with a header from a Charlie Mulgrew corner at the end of the first half and the Scots, in Gordon Strachan's first competitive game in charge, looked a bit more comfortable after the break.

However, in the 70th minute, after Scotland forward Robert Snodgrass was sent off for picking up his second yellow card of the game for a challenge on Welsh defender Chris Gunter inside the home penalty area, Aaron Ramsey levelled from the spot before Hal Robson-Kanu headed in the winner just over a minute later, with Ramsey later shown a straight red card for a 'last man' tackle on James McArthur.

However, there could be no Scottish complaints about the result, which will boost Wales for the rest of the campaign – even if their hopes of qualification remain slight.

The second of Scotland's double-header is in Serbia on Tuesday while the Welsh welcome Croatia but as far as the Scots are concerned, with two points from five games, their trip appears to be an exercise in futility.

The Scots grabbed an unlikely lead when Hanley leapt at the back post to power a header from Mulgrew's corner past Boaz Myhill from six yards.

Shortly after, Snodgrass recklessly conceded a penalty – and earned himself a second yellow card – for a challenge on Gunter in the box and Ramsey hammered the spot-kick in off the bar.

The Tartan Army were stunned but they had more to worry about barely a minute later when the unmarked Robson-Kanu headed King's cross past Allan McGregor from six yards out.


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