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Summary

  1. Sub Woodburn scores stunning winner on Wales debut
  2. Wales two points behind second-placed Republic of Ireland
  3. Serbia two points clear of Irish at top of Group D
  4. Result: Georgia 1-1 Republic of Ireland
  5. Republic held after Duffy's early header

Live Reporting

By Phil Dawkes

All times stated are UK

That's all folks

That's all from us for this evening.

A good one for Wales, but nervous times now for the Republic of Ireland.

To be continued...

One of their own

Wales 1-0 Austria

'The players have been immense'

Wales 1-0 Austria

More from Wales boss Chris Coleman, speaking to Sky Sports: "It was one of those games were it was to and fro. Austria will feel hard done by but on the balance of the second half we were the stronger team.

"The second half is more like a performance that we expect from this Wales team.

"I just told Ben Woodburn to express himself in the last third and he knew all about his defensive duties.

"We have to do the same again in Moldova. We will be okay if we do what we did in the second half tonight.

"The players have been immense - they knew they had more to give in the second half and they did that in bundles."

Coleman hails Woodburn composure

Wales 1-0 Austria

Wales boss Chris Coleman, speaking to Sky Sports: "First half we started alright in the first 10-15 minutes but after that Austria bossed the game, we were as poor as we've been for a long time.

"We changed it around a bit and started the second half better. It was still 0-0 with 25 minutes to go, but we've got a strong bench.

"It was a great game for Ben Woodburn to make his debut in - they don't come tougher than that.

"I know his strike was fantastic but his all-round composure was great too."

Wales 1-0 Austria

John Hartson

Former Wales striker at Cardiff City Stadium

If Ben Woodburn starts getting into that Liverpool side and plays like that, then Wales will have to start him, if he proves too good not to start.

Chris Coleman is sensible and will not rush him.

But he looked so comfortable out there. If he's good enough - get him in there.

Wales 1-0 Austria

Well, it is not often that Gareth Bale plays second fiddle to anyone during a Wales game. Still, I'm sure the Real Madrid forward won't complain if Ben Woodburn wants to take some weight off his shoulders.

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Richard: As an impartial Welsh Man Utd fan, I nominate Liverpool's Ben Woodburn for the Ballon d'Or.

Wales 1-0 Austria

John Hartson

Former Wales striker at Cardiff City Stadium

Chris Coleman will tell his side to enjoy this result but he'll be reminding himself there are nine more points to play for and the job is not finished yet.

'Dragon on the shirt'

Wales 1-0 Austria

Gareth Bale, speaking to Sky Sports: "It was a make-or-break game - we've had it in the past and the most important was the three points here.

"It was just grit and determination. We were off the pace in the first half but we came out after and you saw the dragon on the shirts again."

'No rest for the match-winner'

Wales 1-0 Austria

Ben Woodburn, speaking to Sky Sports: "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."

Gareth Bale: "We won't let him sleep tonight."

John Hartson

Former Wales striker at Cardiff City Stadium

Wales were looking for something special, they were looking for a hero. It came from the bench - it came from 17-year-old Ben Woodburn.

Going with an extra one in the middle after the interval made a huge difference. A wonderful evening but it all goes out of the window if Wales don't get anything from Moldova on Tuesday.

How it stands

Wales 1-0 Austria

Group D
BBC Sport

Things looking better for Wales now.

Remember that only the top team qualify for the finals automatically.

Eight of the nine second-placed sides go into the play-offs.

Ian Brown

BBC football commentator at Cardiff City Stadium

Wales are still on the road to Russia. They're still alive in the group. And a 17-year-old has won them the match.

FULL-TIME

Wales 1-0 Austria

That is that.

Ben Woodburn is Wales hero. He is getting all the hugs and high fives. His winning goal has kept his nation in the World Cup hunt.

Wales 1-0 Austria

How have Wales not scored again?!

Gareth Bale's acrobatic overhead in the box is palmed away by Heinz Lindner and then, soon after, Hal Robson-Kanu strikes the base of the post with a shot from range.

It might not matter though. That should be that.

Ian Brown

BBC football commentator at Cardiff City Stadium

All he had to do was pass and Gareth Bale would surely have scored. Hal Robson-Kanu - what a waste! Austria had better not score now.

Wales 1-0 Austria

Hal Robson-Kanu, what are you doing?!

The sub striker wins the ball high up the pitch and has chance to roll a pass in to Gareth Bale, who would surely wrap this up.

Instead, he shoots high and wide.

John Hartson

Former Wales striker at Cardiff City Stadium

Wales have put themselves firmly back in contention in this group - if they can see this game out.

Chris Coleman
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Wales 1-0 Austria

It would be a real killer if Wales throw away more points here. Austria still have time to level.

Three minutes of injury time to be precise.

Wales 1-0 Austria

Juliette Ferrington

BBC Radio 5 live at Cardiff City Stadium

OK, so the party has well and truly started.

Don't take me home, please don't take me home...' We heard strains of that across several games involving Wales at the Euros in France last year and it's now bellowing out in full voice in Cardiff followed up by chants of 'super Ben Woodburn' after the 17 year old's strike just five minutes into his international debut.

Wales 1-0 Austria

Ben Woodburn is making quite the name for himself here. His run down the right is incisive but his low pull-back is hacked away from Hal Robson-Kanu.

The Wales fans have decided the Liverpool teenager is "super". They've got a point.

John Hartson

Former Wales striker at Cardiff City Stadium

I think Lainer just stood his ground there.

Wales 1-0 Austria

Huge shouts for a penalty as Gareth Bale is nudged away from a long ball into the box by Stefan Lainer. Referee waves play on. Three minutes and counting.

Wales 1-0 Austria

Wales are five minutes away from a crucial win.

The ball is down in the Austria half, where it needs to be for as much of the remaining time as possible.

John Hartson

Former Wales striker at Cardiff City Stadium

Wales have got to be streetwise now. There is a lot of experience out there, having been to the semi-finals of the Euros, but they've not been good at seeing games out recently.

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Dave Sommerville: He can't vote or buy alcohol but Ben Woodburn might just have saved Wales' World Cup campaign.

Ben Woodburn celebrates
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SUBSTITUTION

Wales 1-0 Austria

Having just sent on Michael Gregoritsch for Marcel Sabitzer, Austria use their final change to throw in another forward, Marc Janko, for Martin Harnik. They have three up top now.

Wales 1-0 Austria

John Hartson

Former Wales striker at Cardiff City Stadium

What an atmosphere in here. The crowd are rocking. It's a sign of a good team that you can turn things around like this at half-time.

Wales 1-0 Austria

The Woodburn goal gets better every time you see it. Some strike. Especially for a 17-year-old on debut.

Wales 1-0 Austria

Ashley Williams, take a bow!

Marko Arnautovic cuts away from his man in the box and fires a shot from the left that is bound for the goal until Wales' captain get his head in to block.

Wales 1-0 Austria

Juliette Ferrington

BBC Radio 5 live at Cardiff City Stadium

Ooooooooooof. Almost sixty four thousand arms have been punched in relief and celebration. Brass horns and roars of 'Wales, Wales' have well and truly been unleashed on the Austrians who are being drowned out by this theatre of noise.

We're even being treated to a trumpet version of 'Just can't get enough...' It's that kind of night.

Wales 1-0 Austria

The place is rocking now.

Wales 1-0 Austria

John Hartson

Former Wales striker at Cardiff City Stadium

Incredible stuff from Woodburn - I think it's basically his first touch. What a strike! What an impact! Can Wales hang on?

Wales 1-0 Austria

Ian Brown

BBC football commentator at Cardiff City Stadium

The 17-year-old on his debut has scored a potentially golden goal. What a future this young man might have in national colours. I'm amazed he was put on - a teenager in this cauldron of noise. But what a strike!

GOAL - Wales 1-0 Austria

Ben Woodburn

Remember the name!

What a way to introduce yourself to international football! Ben Woodburn picks up the ball 25 yards from goal, gets the ball out of his feet and fires a low shot into the bottom corner of the net. It is the sweetest strike, coming just as a rendition of the Welsh anthem from the stands was drawing to a close.

Wow.

Ben Woodburn celebrates
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Wales 0-0 Austria

Dafydd Pritchard

BBC Sport Wales at the Liberty Stadium

Liverpool's 17-year-old attacking midfielder Ben Woodburn is coming on for his international debut, with Wales needing a goal to realistically keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup.

No pressure.

Wales 0-0 Austria

Panic over. Bale is running again.

Gareth Bale Gareth Bale
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Wales 0-0 Austria

This is a worry for Wales. Bale is limping following a heavy tackle on the touchline.

SUBSTITUTION

Wales 0-0 Austria

Wales play all their cards. Sam Vokes and Tom Lawrence off, Hal Robson-Kanu and Ben Woodburn on.

It is a debut for 17-year-old Liverpool forward Woodburn.

John Hartson

Former Wales striker at Cardiff City Stadium

Brilliant work from Gareth Bale, getting back and getting a toe in. My heart is pumping a bit.