Social media goes Gareth Bale crazy after Real Madrid star closes in on Ian Rush's Wales goalscoring record [Tweets]Published September 6, 2016
Wales talisman Gareth Bale set up the first goal and scored twice, including a late penalty, as the Euro 2016 semi-finalists beat Moldova 4-0 in their opening Group D World Cup qualifier on Monday.
Sam Vokes gave Wales the lead in the 38th minute, steering a header into the net from Bale’s superb cross, before Joe Allen scored his first goal for Wales just before half-time.
Bale added a third after the break having raced through one-on-one, before scoring a stoppage-time penalty to take him to within four goals of Ian Rush’s all-time Wales goalscoring record.
Gareth Bale is just 4 goals away from the all-time Welsh scoring record. The man is on ? pic.twitter.com/GZCeK4pc8k— TheFootballRepublic (@TheFootballRep) September 5, 2016
@SkySportsNewsHQ Can Wales play a friendly against England? Bale will easily overtake Rush's record then— Matt Roberts ? (@MrPwndle) September 5, 2016
What a shame England doesn't have a Gareth Bale to call upon - what a player he is - the best British footballer by some distance.— bruceamc_avfc (@bruceamc_golf) September 6, 2016
Since Sept 2014, Gareth Bale has been directly involved in half of Wales' goals (13/26, 10 goals, 3 assists) pic.twitter.com/jLUooAKJIz— AccaTracker App (@AccaTrackerTM) September 6, 2016
@georgebowie I was pretty sure the patron saint of Wales was Gareth Bale after the Euros ?— James Williams (@james_w_89) September 6, 2016