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Wales player ratings

Wales player ratings
By PA Sport

11/11/2017 at 00:17Updated 11/11/2017 at 00:22

WAYNE HENNESSEY: Must have tired at a blue wave coming towards him and the woodwork came to his rescue three times. Might have done better with Griezmann opener. 6

WAYNE HENNESSEY: Must have tired at a blue wave coming towards him and the woodwork came to his rescue three times. Might have done better with Griezmann opener. 6

CHRIS GUNTER: Chances to score first Wales goal on a night when he came within one appearance of equalling Gary Speed's 85-cap record for an outfield player. 6

JAMES CHESTER: Possibly Wales' best player on the night as he showed his bravery. Got his head and body in the way of numerous French shots and crosses. 7

ASHLEY WILLIAMS: Criticised for his club form at Everton this season but this was better from the Wales captain. Used all his experience to stop France running riot on a tough evening. 7

BEN DAVIES: Another player who stood up to constant home attacks, never got flustered even when Mbappe was raiding in his defensive areas. 7

NEIL TAYLOR: First appearance since he was sent off against the Republic of Ireland in March and found it hard going against the movement and pace down his flank. 6

JOE ALLEN: Gave it his all as he always does for his country and tidy in possession, but getting close to midfield opponents was almost an impossible task. Booked for high foot on Griezmann. 6

JOE LEDLEY: Felt Laurent Koscielny's first-half challenge on him was worthy of a penalty but that was probably the only time he got into a forward position so much defending was he asked to do. 6

ANDY KING: Struggled to get into the game and defending is not really his forte. Little surprise that he made way just after the hour-mark. 5

AARON RAMSEY: Operated in a very advanced position but chances to show his talents were rare. Brought one save from Mandanda when he deflected substitute Ethan Ampadu's drive goalwards. 6

SAM VOKES: Isolated figure up front who had little service to thrive on. Early chase back into his penalty area was a portent what his evening would turn into. 6

SUBSTITUTES

BEN WOODBURN (for Davies, 63mins): Looked lively when he came on and went close with a volley on the stretch. 6

ETHAN AMPADU (for Ledley, 63mins): Huge fuss around the Chelsea teenager and easy to see why in an eye-cathing debut. 7

DAVID BROOKS (for King, 63mins): Another debutant who offers real promise for the future. 6

TOM LAWRENCE (for Vokes, 83mins): Little chance to make an impact after replacing the tiring Vokes. 6

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