58 touches, 43 accurate passes: Joe Allen shines as Wales beat Slovakia

Wales' Joe Allen in action with Slovakia's Michal Duris

The Liverpool midfielder was in impressive form in Wales' Euro 2016 opening win.

Wales' Joe Allen in action with Slovakia's Michal Duris

Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen was in fine form as Wales beat Slovakia this weekend.

The Liverpool midfielder is a key player in the Wales team and started their Euro 2016 Group B opener against Slovakia on Saturday.

He played a key role in the 2-1 win, helping his side to dominate the midfield for large periods and ease the pressure on the Welsh back three.

And the stats, provided by WhoScored, help to show just how important a role he played in the crucial victory for his country.

  TeamMatchTouchesTotal PassAccurate PassPassing AccuracyTotal TackleWon TackleTackles Accuracy
Joe
Allen 
Wales  Wales vs Slovakia 58 48 43 88% 4 2 50%

He managed 58 touches in total, the second most of any Wales player behind Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey.

His passing was at its usually impressive standard as he posted 48 passes in total, the most of any Welsh player, with 43 of those proving successful, a pass success rate of 88%.

He even showed his importance defensively, with four tackles, two of which he won, and three interceptions to his name.

An impressive display from Allen then, who will be hoping to enjoy similar form when Wales take on England next week.

Wales' Joe Ledley, Hal Robson Kanu and Joe Allen before the game

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