Gareth Bale becomes Wales' record goalscorer

Gareth Bale becomes Wales' record goalscorer

Bale scored three goals while Burnley's striker Sam Vokes scored two goals and Liverpool's youngster Harry Wilson scored his first goal on an worldwide level.

"He's used to that", said Giggs.

"You want to play attractive football and entertain, but you have to do the basics like working hard as well".

They nearly unanimously believe that the time is nigh for Wilson to get his long awaited first-team opportunity next season having only picked up one senior appearance at the club so far.

And just before half time Bale laid a pass into the path of Liverpool winger Harry Wilson who celebrated his 21st birthday by scoring his first global goal.

Gareth Bale celebrates his first goal against China as he caught and overtook Ian Rush as Wales's all-time top goalscorer.

China pressed #wales heavily for a period, but any thoughts of getting a foothold in the game were put to bed when Bale popped up again to capitalise on another mistake by their defence and put the ball past goalkeeper Yan, on 21 minutes.

"But Gareth has not only beat it, he will carry on scoring as he is a tremendous talent".

"It's a fantastic moment for Gareth and he fully deserves it".

"We only had two days to prepare and it was hard because of the travelling".

Chris Gunter also eclipsed the late Gary Speed as Wales' most-capped outfield player with 86 appearances.

China coach Marcello Lippi rang the changes at half time, and coupled with that drop in intensity from Ryan Giggs' side, things settled into a less spectacular pattern.

The match will mark the start of a new era for the Dragons as Ryan Giggs takes charge of the national team for the first time.

"But what I did not expect was the performance of the team and that is my responsibility".

"I will be 70 in a month's time". He scored the goals, made the assists, pressed when he could, and it made it very clear that he was the best player on the pitch.