Iran punish Hennessey’s blunder with crushing win over 10-man Wales | World Cup 2022

Just as the clocks on the big screens at either end of this stadium ticked into the eighth minute of stoppage time, Wales cracked. For so long it seemed they would somehow avoid losing a match that had become the epitome of living dangerously well before Wayne Hennessey was sent off for inadvertently poleaxing Mehdi Taremi on 86 minutes. But then the substitute Roozbeh Cheshmi curled home from the edge of the box and Ramin Rezaeian put the gloss on a victory in the 11th minute of stoppage time, denting Wales’s now slim hopes of progressing to the last 16 in the process.

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