Chapuisat's double strike brought our Euro 2000
qualifying hopes to a shuddering halt in Zurich.
Our hopes had been
boosted by successive group wins against Denmark
and Belarus but Chapuisat dealt their hopes of
qualifying for Euro 2000 a real blow.
striker scored in each half to put the Swiss into
keeper Paul Jones, hit the post and had a goal
conceding inside the first four minutes, we found
ourselves always chasing the game.
with skipper Gary Speed playing as sweeper, but
that plan was abandoned after Chapuisat scored
his opening goal.
reverted back to 4-4-2 with Speed returning to
that Mark Pembridge and John Robinson found
themselves forced into a more orthodox full back
a poor performance but we couldn't make the
breakthrough after that early goal. We could not
find that extra piece skill or invention to turn
the game back in our favour.
Fournier's free kick from the right was
headed down by Stefan Wolf. A poor
defensive clearance and Chapuisat fired
home from close range.
Johnson's header hit the foot of a post
from a John Robinson cross.
Jones was helped from the field. Mark
Crossley came on.
headed the ball back across the goal for
Chris Coleman to stab home only for Blake
to be penalised for pushing down on a
created chances with fine play on the
right wing for Wicky and Fournier.
Hughes had a overhead kick blocked by the
Swiss keeper on the line.
Muller got away from Pembridge on the
right and crossed, Chapuisat shot past