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Marko Arnautovic double frustrates Wales after Joe Allen’s superb opener

Wales' Joe Allen celebrates scoring their first goal with Joe Ledley

For Wales it was a point that could have been three and also came at a cost, yet once the dust settles and Chris Coleman and his players clear their heads, they will come to view this as a valuable result. Despite leading twice, Wales were never in control of the game and Marko Arnautovic ruthlessly capitalised on some slack defending to earn Austria the draw that they deserved.

Chris Coleman rejects Austrian talk that Wales were lucky at Euro 2016

Wales' Joe Allen and Wales' Gareth Bale celebrate at the end of the game

Chris Coleman has dismissed Marcel Koller’s suggestion that Wales were lucky at Euro 2016 and, in a carefully worded response, implied the Austria coach was in charge of a team who “couldn’t handle the pressure in the tournament”. Speaking before Thursday night’s World Cup qualifier in Vienna, Koller said Wales “were lucky that a match did not turn in another direction” in France, prompting Coleman to defend his players.

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