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Hal's milestone goal

23 March 2013

Landmark for Royals man

Hal Robson-Kanu scored his first international goal by heading home an excellent winner as Wales beat Scotland 2-1 on Friday night, and Chris Gunter also played a key role by winning the penalty that allowed his country to equalise.

Both players were a real attacking threat in an excellent away display by Chris Coleman's side, and after a good run of form in front of goal it was no surprise to see Hal head home so well from Jonathan Williams' cross.

For a Royals Academy player to hit the net in a World Cup qualifier is a significant moment and capped off another landmark in the 23-year-old's continued progress. He now has 24 career goals, five of them this season.

Watch the goal on the BBC Sport website now.

In addition, Gunter got forward a number of times from right back, including for the decisive equalising penalty when scythed down late by Robert Snodgrass.

Simon Church came off the bench in the very late stages to also play his part in a great win for his nation - taking the Red Dragons up to third in the group.

They now host Croatia on Tuesday evening in a bid to build on their important result.

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