World Cup 2022 – Wales 0 Iran 2 LIVE RESULT: Dragons suffer late heartbreak as Iran net twice after Hennessey RED CARD | The Sun

IRAN scored two late goals to seal their first points of the 2022 World Cup after Wayne Hennessey was sent off for Wales.

Rob Page's Wales started slowly but Nottingham Forest wing-back Neco Williams saw a shot sail over the bar just minutes in before Iran had the ball in the back of the net through Ali Gholizadeh.

However, the opener was ruled out for offside before Iran continued to apply the pressure in the second-half.

Sardar Azmoun hit the post when one-on-one with Wayne Hennessey before his teammate also smashed the woodwork.

The goalkeeper was then dismissed with five minutes to go, rushing out before bringing down Mehdi Taremi with a high knee.

A long-range strike from Roozbeh Cheshmi put Iran ahead in injury time before Ramin Rezaeian finished past Danny Ward to seal the three points.

  • Start time: 10am UK time
  • TV: BBC One
  • Live stream: BBC iPlayer
  • Wales XI: Hennessey, Roberts, Davies, Mepham, Rodon, Williams,Ramsey, Ampadu, Wilson, Bale, Moore
  • Iran XI: Sayed Hosseini, Rezaeian, Pouraliganji, Mohammadi, Majid Hosseini, Hajsafi, Gholizadeh, Ezatolahi, Noorollahi, Azmoun, Taremi

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  • Tom Chambers

    Full Time: Wales 0 – 2 Iran

    It's all over at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium and Iran have won it!

    Two late goals have decided the game in their favour.

    Stay with us for the post-match reaction.

  • Tom Chambers

    GOAL! Wales 0 – 2 Iran

    90+11, Rezaein puts the result beyond doubt!

    He chips the ball over Ward to round off an Iran counterattack.

  • Tom Chambers

    GOAL! Wales 0 – 1 Iran

    90+8, They've done it!

    Cheshmi hammers the ball past Danny Ward and into the bottom corner from the edge of the penalty area.

    It's a good goal but the chance came about from a poor clearance from Joe Allen.

    Heartbreak for Wales.

  • Tom Chambers

    Wales 0 – 0 Iran

    90+7, Wales look absolutely knackered.

    Just two more minutes for them to hold on.

    A draw is not the result that they wanted heading into the game but it would be a positive outcome in the circumstances.

  • Tom Chambers

    Wales 0 – 0 Iran

    90+5, Jahanbakhsh also picks up a yellow card for a high boot.

    He will miss Iran's final group game against the USA.

  • Tom Chambers

    Wales 0 – 0 Iran

    94, Rezeian is shown a yellow cardfor something that he said to the referee.

  • Tom Chambers

    Wales 0 – 0 Iran

    90+4, Iran are doing all they can to work one last shooting opportunity.

    Wales are keeping them at bay for now.

  • Tom Chambers

    Wales 0 – 0 Iran

    90+2, Wales hoof the ball forward and it falls for Moore inside the Iran penalty area but his first touch is poor and the chance slips away.

  • Tom Chambers

    Wales 0 – 0 Iran

    90+1, Kieffer Moore wins a free-kick on the halfway line to relieve the pressure on his team.

  • Tom Chambers

    Wales 0 – 0 Iran

    90, We're going to have 9 minutes added on here.

    Can Wales hold on?

  • Tom Chambers

    Wales 0 – 0 Iran

    88, Iran almost make the breakthrough straight away but Torabi's shot flies narrowly wide!

  • Tom Chambers

    Wales 0 – 0 Iran

    86, Hennessey sees red!

    The referee takes one look at the incident on the pitch side moniter and upgrades the yellow card to a red.

    Aaron Ramsey comes off as Rob Page sends on Danny Ward to take Hennessey' s place in goal.

  • Tom Chambers

    Wales 0 – 0 Iran

    85, Controversial scenes here.

    Hennessey comes off his line to try and beat Taremi to the ball midway into the Wales half

    Hennessey clatters into the Iran forward instead of winning the ball but is only shown a yellow card by the referee.

    That looked like it warranted a red card and VAR is taking a look…

  • Tom Chambers

    Wales 0 – 0 Iran

    84, Ben Davies is denied by Hosseini!

    The Spurs defender runs onto Kieffer Moore's lay off but sees his effort saved by the goalkeeper.

  • Tom Chambers

    Wales 0 – 0 Iran

    82, Ezatolahi isn't able to continue and Carlos Quieroz replaces him with Ghoddos.

  • Tom Chambers

    Wales 0 – 0 Iran

    81, Ezatolahi looks to be suffering from cramp and is having his calves stretched.

    Rob Page has taken the opportunity of the break in play to sprint back down to the changing rooms.

    You can forgive the Wolves boss for feeling the nerves…

  • Tom Chambers

    Wales 0 – 0 Iran

    80, We're into the last 10 minutes of normal time here.

    Can one of these sides find a late winner?

  • Tom Chambers

    Wales 0 – 0 Iran

    77, Joe Allen is coming on to make his play his first minutes of competitive football since September.

    Ampadu's number is up and he's coming off.

    Wales need Allen to hit the ground running here.

  • Tom Chambers

    Wales 0 – 0 Iran

    77, More changes for Iran.

    Torabi, Jahanbakhsh and Cheshmi are coming on.

    Hajisafi, Noorolahi and Gholizadeh are the players to make way.

  • Tom Chambers

    Wales 0 – 0 Iran

    73, Hennessey makes an outstanding save to turn Ezatolahi's low drive around the post.

  • Tom Chambers

    Wales 0 – 0 Iran

    72, Pouraliganji has a shot from the edge of the box but it's blocked by Davies before it threatens Wayne Hennessey's goal.

    Wales are under the cosh here.

  • Tom Chambers

    Wales 0 – 0 Iran

    70, This match is becoming as much about the two teams' fitness as it is about their ability.

    The action is becoming increasingly fraught as the players tire.

  • Tom Chambers

    Wales 0 – 0 Iran

    68, Carlos Quieroz makes his first change of the game as Azmoun is replaced by Ansarifard.

  • Tom Chambers

    Wales 0 – 0 Iran

    67, Johnson does magnificently to beat his man on the right side of the penalty area but his cut back intended for Bale is intercepted.

  • Tom Chambers

    Wales 0 – 0 Iran

    64, Ampadu makes a vital block to deny Mehdi Taremi.

    The Welsh midfielder was guilty of losing the ball on the halfway line but he sprinted back to make the vital intervention for his team.

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