Oct 11, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ‚ÄčMillennium Stadium
Wales
1-0
MacedoniaMacedonia
Church (67')
John (58'), Taylor (75')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Sikov (80')

Chris Coleman feared the sack

Chris Coleman feared the sack
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Wales manager Chris Coleman believes that he would have been sacked had his side lost to Macedonia on Friday night.

Wales manager Chris Coleman has claimed that he would have been sacked had his side lost to Macedonia on Friday night.

Simon Church's second senior international goal gave Wales a 1-0 win in Cardiff to move them away from the foot of Group A in World Cup qualifying.

"Had we lost this game, I would have been out the door, no doubt," Coleman told reporters. "It's a win and, for me as a manager, looking at our squad of players and all the pull-outs we had, I am delighted.

"I wanted us to look after the performance and we did that. We may have ridden our luck a bit but I thought we deserved to win.

"I enjoyed the win tonight more than any other because there has been a lot said and we were up against it. The players stood up to the test."

Coleman had 11 players missing from his initial squad selection.

Wales player Craig Bellamy applauds the crowd after his last home appearance after the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier Group D match between Wales and Macedonia at Cardiff City Stadium on October 11, 2013
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