WALES kept their EURO 2024 qualification hopes alive as they beat Croatia 2-1 at the Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday night (Oct 15).

They had Harry Wilson, making his 50th appearance for Wales, to thank as his display saw him scoring twice whilst he also created multiple opportunities for his team mates.

The win means they are now level on points with Croatia in the Group D table, ahead by virtue of their result.

In the first half, Wilson saw a curling free kick tipped round the post by keeper Dominik Livakovic.

With 29 minutes gone, an excellent ball over the top found Wilson who delightfully backheeled the ball to Nottingham Forest man Neco Williams who cut inside before seeing his shot pushed away by Livakovic.

It remained goalless at the break but Wales knew they would need to find a goal in the second half.

And find one they did. Just a minute into the second half a long ball from Danny Ward was helped on to David Brooks who lofted the ball over the top for Wilson who in turn lifted his effort over the keeper and into the net.

Wales then doubled their lead on the hour mark as Dan James floated the ball into the box for Wilson who got the faintest of touches, but enough to send it into the net.

Croatia pulled a goal back from a corner which was headed on by Kieffer Moore, inadvertently setting up Mario Pasalic to nod home from close range.

It set up a nervy finish as both players and fans knew how crucial this result could be.

Croatia threatened with a late cross into the box but Danny Ward came out to collect before there was any danger.

Wales hung on to the delight of the passionate home crowd and will now look forward to their final two games of the campaign.

In November, Wales will take on Armenia, who had beaten them in the last round of games, and Turkey who have now secured their qualification for next summer's tournament.