USA vs Wales Match Report: Highlight, Key Moments, Winner, Loser

USA vs. Wales 1 - 1 goal Match Draw


Highlight of the Match: 

While Christian Pulisic of Chelsea is the starting forward for the United States, Gareth Bale is among the starters for Wales. Bale is also a starter for Wales. Bale became the first Welsh player since 1958 to score a goal at a World Cup tournament. The match is draws as both side scores 1-1

Match played in Ahmed bin Ali Stadium (Tue, Nov 22, 2022

FULL-TIME: USA 1 –  1 Wales 

9′ Great Save by Hennessey. Hennessey makes a key save as Weah sends a cross into the middle of the six-yard box, where Rodon nearly redirects it past his own goalkeeper. Reacting quickly, Sargent then fires a low right-handed shot that hits the outside of the post. Wales makes a great escape. 

17’ The United States currently holds a possession percentage of 69%. At this point in the match, they are playing at a very high level. The situation is looking bad for Wales. They place a primary emphasis on counterattacks.

35′ Goal by Timothy Weah and assisted by Pulisic

Pulisic expertly threads Weah through, and Weah coolly puts the ball under Wayne Hennessey. The United States attacker pounces on the ball with glee just outside the penalty area, takes a couple of steps, and then slides the ball home past Hennessey to get the game’s first goal!

40’ Yellow Card for Gareth Bale. Bale is given a yellow card for a clear midfield foul on Musah.

45’ + 4 USMNT 1 – 0 Wales (Half Time)

It is a smooth-flowing first half. The USA played better football. The only goal gives the USA an advantage going into the 2nd half.

53’ USA takes much defensive approach in 2nd half.  Wales’s change in strategy has given the US more to think about in terms of defense.

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55’ The game possession is fairly even. The USA has 53% and Wales has 47%.

59’ a great ball for Bale. The USA looks uncomfortable. 

61’ USA took charge after nervous 10 minutes. USA should get their focus back here.

64’ Great miss. A hopeful cross from Wales is headed on by Ben Davies, but the ball is brilliantly deflected away for a corner. 

72’ Pulisic injured. Taken off the field to receive treatment. He is okay and gets in the field right away. Game restarted. 

75’ Wales 50% –  50% USA. 

81’ It’s a penalty! Bale wins the penalty and has a great opportunity to level the score.Referee doesn’t hesitate to give Zimmerman a yellow card for a terrible sliding tackle that knocks over Bale inside the United States’ penalty area. 

82′ Goal! Gareth Bale makes it 1-1. 

The game was tied thanks to a penalty kick that was awarded.It was a brave effort to block Bale’s shot, but his power was simply too great. 

83’ Huge goal for Wales. Now, Gareth Bale is the only player to score a goal for Wales at a World Cup tournament, and he is the first player to do so since 1958.

84’ USA is better in the first half. Wales is better in the 2nd half.

90’ After avoiding punishment for his foul on Aaronson in the middle of the field, Wilson is now on the ground with an injury.

9 minutes is given as extra time. This could seal a deal for a team as the score is still 1-1.

90+5’ Free kick for Wales.

90+8’ The action hasn’t let up at all, with both sides showing unwavering dedication to their causes despite the fact that many of their men are clearly down to their last reserves of strength.



Key Moments:

35 minutes 1st Half – Timothy Weah scores the first goal for the USA in this tournament. 

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82 minutes 2nd Half – From 12 yards out, Gareth Frank Bale scores for Wales to tie the score.


  USMNT Wales
Winner/Loser Draw Draw
Goal 1 1
Assists Christian Pulisic  
Ball Possession 59% 41%
Big Chances 2 3
Passes 566 405
Accurate Passes 493 307
Total Shots (On Target) 1 3
Fouls 10 15
Yellow Card 4 2
Red Card    
Offside 1 1
Corners 5 3
Keeper Saves 2 1
Player Of The Match Weah Gareth Bale

Point table of Group (B) after this match

Team Play Goal Difference Points
England 1 +4 3
Wales 1 1
Iran 1 -4


This is an important of Group B with both sides evenly matched. When the initial rosters for the World Cup in 2022 were announced by either side, there were not many unexpected occurrences. Wales ranked 18th and USMNT ranked 16th in the FIFA World ranking.

The United States of America will compete in the World Cup finals for the first time since the 2018 tournament. Wales will compete in the World Cup for just the second time in their nation’s history and will make their debut in one of FIFA’s major tournaments after an absence of 64 years.

USA played well in the first half and Wales played well in the 2nd half. Garth Bale once again saves well. Very good penalty from him. Pulisic and Weah puts USA level.




Golam Muktadir is the chief editor of Surprise Sports. He checks all the sports content and craft it to make it more digesting for the readers.


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