Ryan Giggs’ first competitive game in charge got Wales’ new era off to a thrilling start with their biggest win in decades : 4 – 1 versus the Republic of Ireland. Remember it was not so long ago that Wales failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup finals because Ireland defeated them in Cardiff. Not so last night. The transformation was crystal clear both on the field and in the stars.
After London rivals Spurs set this season’s trend for twin strikers on the same cosmic wavelength last week (see Spurs: Pride of London) Arsenal did the same away to Cardiff to get Unai Emery’s show well and truly on the road. Still sporting a non-cohesive defence, however, it took a splendid combined effort from their twin strikers to secure three points for the Gunners away to Cardiff on the 1st September. ‘Man of the Match’ Lacazette
After comfortably beating Manchester United at Old Trafford last night Spurs returned to London rightly proud of their performance. United started well enough but when Spurs’ deadly striking duo clicked into gear, early in the second half, the lack of unity and potential for disaster