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Welsh duo earn Toshack praise

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John Toshack praised two of his more experienced players after one of Wales' youngest-ever sides secured a 1-0 victory over Denmark.

Skipper Craig Bellamy scored the second-half winner, but Toshack made the point of singling out goalkeeper Boaz Myhill for two wonder saves that helped secure victory at the Brondby stadium.

"Craig turned in a magnificent performance, a real captain's display," said Toshack. "But we rode our luck a bit. They hit the woodwork, and Boaz made two fantastic saves to keep us in it."

He added: "But considering the youth of the side and the inexperience out there, we have to be very encouraged by that result, it underlines what we have been trying to do over the last few years.

"I asked Craig to play a bit deeper with what turned out to be six kids all around him.

"And he was excellent. He had not scored for Wales for over a year so that was a great weight off his shoulders.

"In fact, he missed easier chances in the first half, but he turned in a real captain's performance out there helping all the youngsters and he deserved the goal."

Toshack added: "It was a tough game, and we expected that. I am absolutely delighted with the result considering the age of the players we had out there.

"In the first half the scoreline should never have been 0-0. We could easily have been two or three up.

"But considering the youth of the side, that was a terrific result. We had a lot of inexperienced youngsters right across midfield, with Craig in the middle of them."

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