A delighted Joe Allen declared Monday night a 'special moment' after Wales emphatically qualified for the knockout stages of Euro 2016.

The Liverpool midfielder impressed once again as his country secured a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Russia in Toulouse, to top Group B ahead of England.

Chris Coleman’s team now progress to a last-16 clash with one of the best third-place finishers – and the achievement comes as just reward for their showing so far.

“What a night, one I’ll never forget,” said Allen.

“I thought we started the game so well and from start to finish, we thoroughly deserved the win. To win in style like that is a special moment for Welsh football.”