On Monday 5 September, Wales secured a confident 4-0 win over Moldova, putting them top of their World Cup qualifying group after the first set of fixtures.
Wales’ main-man Gareth Bale played dominantly as ever, controlling play, setting up a goal and scoring two of his own. His later finish of the game was his 24th international goal, placing him just 4 goals behind leader Ian Rush in Wales’ all-time top scorers.
Moldova didn’t manage any shots on target, whilst Wales scored 4 of their 7 on-target efforts.
Sam Vokes scored the first, heading home a cross from Bale late on in the first half. Joe Allen then managed to sneak in a second goal just before the half-time whistle.
Bale bagged his two later, one in the second half and the other an injury-time penalty. The striker also claimed man of the match.
It was expected to be a comfortable game for the home side, considering Moldova’s poor international record and low world ranking. Expectations are also generally very high, after they showed what they’re made of at Euro 2016, making it to the semi-finals against all odds.
Regardless of their opposition, Wales have certainly started as they mean to go on in what looks to be a promising World Cup run for the squad.