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Palace Pair Defeated In Sweden

6 June 2016

Jonny Williams and Wayne Hennessey played for Wales yesterday as they lost 3-0 to Sweden in their final match before Euro 2016.

A disappointing performance by Chris Coleman's side means they enter the tournament having won once in their last seven matches having not tasted victory since last October when they beat Andorra.

Hennessey played the first half of the game in Stockholm but was beaten with the game's first real moment of danger when Emil Forsberg drove home a low 20 yards after being set up by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and on 57 minutes Mikael Lustig scrambled the ball home after it was cleared off the line twice following a corner.

Williams - who looked Wales' best attacking threat during the first half before being hit in the face by the ball defending a cross - was withdrawn on 74 minutes but Sweden would go on to seal the victory when former Manchester City striker John Guidetti added a third late on to complete a miserable afternoon for the Red Dragons.

Joe Ledley sat out the game but Coleman has revealed that he could be fit to play a part against Slovakia on Saturday when Wales take to the field for their opening game of Euro 2016.

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