Daniel James takes the glory as Wales beat Slovakia

Wales has triumphed in their Euro 2020 qualifier showdown as Daniel James goal gave them 1-0 win over Slovakia in Cardiff on Sunday.

Swansea winger James who made his first competitive start for Wales, gave the strike in the fifth minute to land a goal that ultimately shaped earned them points.

“It was a good start after we got that early goal,” James told Sky Sports.

“From then on, we had to dig in. The only thing I had in my head was to shoot and luckily it went in.”

Gareth Bale, the captain of Wale and who many expected more from after he replaced benched regular skipper Ashley Williams, added:

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“Everyone put in a shift today.

“We built our success off a good solid defence. We work hard in units. We always knew we could nick a goal.

“In the second half we came under a lot of pressure but we started the game well, got the early goal then shut up shop and we know how to do that,” the Real Madrid forward insisted.

Wales v Slovakia - UEFA EURO 2020 Qualifier
CARDIFF, WALES – MARCH 24: Daniel James of Wales celebrates after he scores his sides first goal during the 2020 UEFA European Championships group E qualifying match between Wales and Slovakia at Cardiff City Stadium on March 24, 2019 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Wales coach Ryan Giggs has made 11 changes from Wednesday’s 1-0 friendly victory over Trinidad and Tobago.

Slovakia remained unchanged after defeating Hungary 2-0 in their opening qualifier on Thursday.

CARDIFF, WALES – MARCH 24: Daniel James of Wales celebrates after he scores his sides first goal during the 2020 UEFA European Championships group E qualifying match between Wales and Slovakia at Cardiff City Stadium on March 24, 2019 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

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