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Summary

  1. Full-time: Wales 16-21 England
  2. Final-minute penalty from Man-of-the-Match George Ford seals match for England
  3. Tries from England's Watson and Joseph with one try for Wales from Webb
  4. Eight points from Halfpenny, Biggar drop-goal
  5. Ford, 3 penalties, 1 conversion

Live Reporting

By Bruce Pope and Owen Rawlings

All times stated are UK

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The curtain falls

Hope you enjoyed the game, if not necessarily the result, but thanks for joining us tonight.

Goodnight and goodbye, nos da and hwyl fawr.

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Scrum V Six Nations Special on BBC One Wales on Sunday evening at 20:00 GMT to hear a full analysis of tonight's match.

Wales coach Warren Gatland

England, with the strength in depth they've got, it's always going to be a tough, tight Test match. Give England credit, they played particularly well in the second half. I thought we played pretty well in the first half but we weren't able to score points in the second half and that sometimes happens at top level sport. Even if we'd won today I don't think you can read too much into it ahead of the World Cup in seven months.

On the head injury to wing George North: The medical team definitely wouldn't have allowed him back on the field unless they were 100% confident that he was okay. He seems fine at the moment.

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Wales captain Sam Warburton

It's not the start we wanted. Four games to go and three of them are away.

You can't win the Championship winning just three games, so we're going to have to win every game now.

It did feel like England were on top for most of the second half, though we rode the sin-binning out okay.

Warburton
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You have to give England credit, they played very well today.

Jonathan Davies

Former Wales fly-half on BBC One

The two wingers didn't play very well, there was no counter-attack.

They knew England were going to come and kick a lot by their selection but we didn't see any counter-attack.

Jonathan Davies
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The worrying thing is when Wales don't penetrate that gain-line there isn't another game plan.

Martyn Williams

Former Wales captain on BBC One

That was a young, inexperienced England side but the energy and enthusiasm was great.

England back-row James Haskell

I honestly can't believe I ran into the post. I just hit it and bounced back, only I could do that!

England coach Stuart Lancaster

I'm delighted to get the win. Jonathan Joseph was fantastic at centre.

There is a lot of rugby to be played between now and the World Cup. We're just focusing on Italy next week.

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It's pretty nice to be standing here, listening to "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" in the Millennium Stadium.

Richard Williams

BBC Wales Sport at the Millennium Stadium

So there is no party in Cardiff as George Ford's interview plays out over the public address system to near silence in a rapidly emptying stadium. The Welsh fans are keeping their dragon and daffodil hats on - it's cold out there!

Lap of honour
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England take a lap of honour to decent applause and a few whistles . . . and now a chorus of Swing Low.

England fly-half and Man of the Match George Ford

Man-of-the-match George Ford
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Man-of-the-match George Ford

After kicking three penalties and one conversion...

The performance there was outstanding. I just wanted to knock the penalties over there for the lads.

Phew, if the rest of the Six Nations is like that then we're in for a treat this winter.

Chops to England for coming from behind to win it, and with all the injuries they had suffered coming into the tournament.

Wales can often be slow starters in the Six Nations and must now regroup for a trip to Scotland on Sunday 15th February.

Garin Jenkins

Former Wales hooker on BBC Radio Wales

England had the mental three inches at the breakdown and at the set pieces.

Wales didn't get some of their players into the game and that was all because of the English back row.

Full-time

Wales 16-21 England

England win a last scrum as the clock ticks into 80 minutes and the whistle goes for full time.

James Haskell is pleased
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James Haskell is pleased!

What a match.

It's a frantic finale as Wales try to run out of their 22 but England are up in numbers. Tension, tension, tension

Penalty

Wales 16-21 England

Kick
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Ford has a chance from 45 metres to perhaps seal the match and Wales need a try now.

Wales well into double figures in phase play but eventually their luck runs out as England isolate the runner at the tackle and win a penalty.

Backs
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Wales stretching England with sweeping the ball along the backline. They're still in their own half though...

Replacement

Billy Twelvetrees on for Luther Burrell at inside centre for England.

No try

Wales 16-18 England

Easter is pinged for crossing, taking out a would-be tackler, and Attwood's 'score' is chalked off.

Penalty to Wales, who still have time to win it now.

Try review

Try?
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England lay siege and Attwood seems to have gone over - TMO time! Stadium holds its breath...

Great work by Faletau to pick up from the base of a creaking scrum and charge at Ford, but they again kick and Mike Brown returns with interest to pin Wales back into their 22.

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Halfpenny and Phillips are both on the end of huge hits that knock them back but Wales keep possession before kicking upfield.

Cutherbert is out of the sin-bin, while Aaron Jarvis is on at prop for Samosn Lee for Wales.

England make a change with lock George Kruis replaced by Nick Easter - normally a back-row.

Replacements

Richard Wigglesworth is on for Ben Youngs at scrum-half for England, while Mike Phillips takes over at 9 for Wales for Webb.

There's also a change at lock for Wales with Luke Charteris replacing Jake Ball.

A nice dart by Halfpenny gives Wales one of the best field positions of the second half and it's England with all hands to the pump now.

But Hibbard knocks on under a huge double hit and England get the scrum.

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England in control? Or are Wales saving themselves for a big finish to the game?

Bryn tweets: "The English seem to have quietened the Welsh crowd, not an easy task

Jack Holmes is concerned that England may have given their advantage away: "I wouldn't have made subs that early if it was me. Hoping it won't come to haunt us later!

Sarah Bizzell hopes for a big final 15 minutes from Wales, on and off the pitch: "Hymns and arias are needed now peeps!

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Tom Youngs fluffs his lines at the lineout with the throw not straight and Biggar send the ball upfield for Wales with a massive kick.

There's more than a few mistakes creeping in now as the intensity of the game and some understandable tiredness take hold.

Wales concede another penalty as the scrum collapses. Is it wrong to suggest that the retired Adam Jones would be a good bench option about now?

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This is beginning to get (even more) nervy!

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson tweets: "Closer game than I thought."

Double Paralympian Pippa Britton adds: "Hope I still have nails at the end of it!"

London 2012 Paralympic champion Josie Pearson writes: "This is too close. Come on Wales!!!"

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Martyn Williams

Former Wales captain on BBC One

The whole momentum of this game has changed.

You're right, Martyn. "Swing low, sweet chariot" is echoing around the Millennium Stadium.

Replacement

Kieran Brookes replaces Dan Cole at prop for England.

Penalty

Wales 16-18 England

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Ford sends England into the lead for the first time.

Sin-bin

A huge England rolling maul is followed by a charge from Haskell who is hauled down just short.

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Cuthbert is sin-binned as Wales defended frantically.

Replacement

Paul James comes on for Gethin Jenkins at prop for Wales.

Familiar accent

Richard Williams

BBC Wales Sport at the Millennium Stadium

Mako Vunipola's arrival in the English front row increases the number of Gwent valleys accents on the pitch. He sounds like he could have played for the Pontypool front row in spite of the red rose on his shirt.

North becomes the filling in a Vunipola brother sandwich but Wales do well to clear out and recycle the ball.

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Andrew Baker asks: "So who had the better team talk at half-time?"

Looks like Stuart Lancaster gave his England side a good one!

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England make their front-row changes as Mako Vunipola comes on for Joe Marler and Tom Youngs takes over from Dylan Hartley at hooker.

The clock is stopped for treatment to full-back Leigh Halfpenny. Worrying for Wales but their goal-kicker is soon back on his feet.

Jamie Roberts does what the Welsh fans have been waiting for and charges straight at Ford. Wales were expected to target that 10-12 channel and their Lions centre needs three men to stop him but has made good ground.

Sing it back

Richard Williams

BBC Wales Sport at the Millennium Stadium

England's fans have found their voices now after their team's outstanding start to the second half. Swing Low is ringing out across the stadium. This can't raise the roof, of course!

A banana-shaped lineout throw from Hartley gives Wales possession, there is a bit of stiff breeze tonight with the roof open.