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Finland 0-1 Wales: Kieffer Moore scores late winner to give Ryan Giggs' team winning start to UEFA Nations League... but captain Gareth Bale mysteriously forced off at half-time Kieffer Moore scored the winner as Wales beat Finland 1-0 in the Nations League The Cardiff man struck ten minutes from time after good work from Dan James Ryan Giggs handed a start to outcast and Wales skipper Gareth Bale But the winger was hauled off by his manager at half-time for Harry Wilson 

By Daniel Matthews For The Daily Mail

Published: 21:39 BST, 3 September 2020 | Updated: 21:49 BST, 3 September 2020

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Forget the circus that followed Gareth Bale to the desolate surrounds of Helsinki’s Olympic Stadium, this trip represented a chance for Ryan Giggs to blood more potential Welsh heroes of tomorrow.

Bale, ostracised at and teasing a Premier League return, enjoyed a first competitive start for more than two months.

But the captain lasted only 45 minutes, having rubbed his thigh. Without him, Daniel James and striker Kieffer Moore combined to stretch Wales’ unbeaten run to seven matches.

Kieffer Moore (right) scored the winner as Wales beat Finland 1-0 in the UEFA Nations League

Kieffer Moore (right) scored the winner as Wales beat Finland 1-0 in the UEFA Nations League

Gareth Bale started the match but was hauled off by Ryan Giggs at the half-time interval

Gareth Bale started the match but was hauled off by Ryan Giggs at the half-time interval

As the game fizzled towards stalemate, Moore turned home James’s low

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