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Martin Tyler Was Back To His Best With Spine-Tingling Wales World Cup Commentary

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Martin Tyler Was Back To His Best With Spine-Tingling Wales World Cup Commentary

Fans think Martin Tyler was back to his best with his commentary for Wales securing qualification to the World Cup on Sunday evening.

The general consensus in recent times has been that the veteran commentator has regressed and not been able to describe the action with as much passion and enthusiasm.

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Some accused him of sounding like he was "in a funeral" for a Liverpool goal against Southampton last month.

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But Tyler was bang on the money in Cardiff as Wales beat Ukraine in the final play-off to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958.

When the final whistle sounded from the mouth of Spanish referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz and the Cardiff City Stadium erupted, Tyler did the business.

He bellowed: “THE DRAGON HAS ROARED. WALES ARE GOING TO THE WORLD CUP AFTER 64 YEARS! THE LONG WAIT IS FINALLY OVER. QATAR, HERE THEY COME!”

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It was spine-tingling stuff from Tyler, who was back to giving out goosebumps through his commentary.

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Wales beat Ukraine 1-0 courtesy of an Andriy Yarmolenko own goal from a Gareth Bale free-kick in the first half and will now play against England, the United States and Iran in Group B later this year in Qatar.

Wales' last appearance in the World Cup was in 1958, when they reached the quarter-finals in Sweden.

There was very nearly another iconic goal commentary for Tyler in the second half when Bale had a huge chance at the far post.

Tyler screamed the Welshman's name loudly but Heorhiy Buschan made the save to thwart him.

The 76-year-old was forced to make an on-air apology in the first half when he said Buschan would "soldier on" following an injury.

The Sky Sports commentator then quickly said, "apologies if I've used that word inappropriately there" - in case anyone was offended given the war in Ukraine.

Featured Image Credit: Image: Sky Sports

Topics: Wales, Martin Tyler, Sky Sports, Ukraine

Josh Lawless
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