Ben Woodburn says his debut goal for Wales was a dream
Last Updated: 03/09/17 5:30pm
Ben Woodburn says scoring the winner for Wales on his international debut was a dream come true.
The goal had extra significance for Wales, it kept alive any realistic chance they had of qualifying from Group D for the World Cup in Russia next year.
Woodburn became the second-youngest player to score for Wales when he found the bottom corner from 22 yards after 74 minutes at the Cardiff City Stadium.
He was quickly embraced in celebration by the man who holds the record, Gareth Bale, as Wales revived their hopes of making the finals in Russia next summer.
"It was just a dream come true," said Woodburn, who has been part of Chris Coleman's senior squads since March but has had to wait to win his first cap.
"The manager said to me before I went on to enjoy myself and help the team as best as I could, and hopefully I did that.
"That was what was running through my mind when I came on.
"The ball came out of the air and I took it down and tried to get it out my feet as quick as I could, and then luckily when I hit it it went in.
"I do like to do a few shots at the end of training, so thankfully it paid off.
"I was just happy to get the three points and now we go to Moldova and hopefully carry on."