Barton states that this Liverpool attacker is showing more promise than Bale

Watch Gareth Bale try an incredible overhead kick against Austria only for Heinz Lindner to superbly parry the effort away

A nervy night in Chisinau for Wales ended on a high as they secured a crucial away win against Moldova.

Wales' defender Ashley Williams celebrates with teammate Wales' striker Ben Woodburn at the final whistle of the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification global football match between Wales and Austria in Cardiff, south Wales, on September 2.

Despite being born in Chester, Woodburn has been a Welsh global throughout his youth career.

Liverpool fans have been extremely impressed by the cameo performances of the attacker and some have even dubbed him the "next Gareth Bale".

"I felt that if he was in the first team for Liverpool, which he is after scoring that great debut goal in-front of the Kop, then he was ready for us".

Already the scorer of four goals throughout qualification, Bale always seemed likeliest to end the wait for an opener and the winger's long-range shot nearly drew a costly spill from Cebanu after the restart.

"We haven't had to have a word with him", said Bale, who also rejected an approach to join the England set-up. "He's Welsh anyway, so he's ours", the Real Madrid star added.

"I look forward to what involvement he is going to have for Wales in the future".




"Mentally I think we all still feel 17 - me, Joe (Ledley), Wayne (Hennessey), Rambo (Aaron Ramsey), all of us - we're still young in our minds, maybe not so much in our bodies. Put the pressure on us - we have the experience to deal with it and we can guide him".

It has been a remarkable few days for the teenager, whose efforts against Austria and Moldova have helped put Wales in contention for a World Cup place next summer.

"Jurgen felt it was a bit early for Ben [playing for Wales] but we've all got opinions, which is what is great about football, " Coleman said.

"We know he's got the capacity to open a defence up, but we felt we had to protect him".

"Ben and Ethan Ampadu are coming into a steady squad that's done well and with the characters to really help them as well".

Ireland's limitations have caught up with them in the second half of their qualifying campaign and they have now failed to beat Wales, Austria and Serbia at home, but their manager is convinced there is another twist to come.

But players were forced to share rooms with cockroaches and sleep in wetsuits because the beds were so damp, according to Coleman.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Star Wars Episode IX loses director Colin Trevorrow
Sep 07, 2017 - 02:02
In the wake of the Trevorrow news, many people were quick to speculate online about who might take up the mantle. Deadline reported that Rian Johnson is the favorite to become the director of the next Star Wars movie.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top India signs 8 MoUs with Myanmar
Sep 07, 2017 - 02:01
Modi arrived here on Tuesday on a three-day visit on his first bilateral trip to Myanmar. The Prime Minister had visited the country back in 2014 to attend the ASEAN-India Summit.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top McConnell ponders combining Harvey, debt ceiling, government funding
Sep 07, 2017 - 02:00
The Texas delegation is generally united now in approving federal aid for Harvey, but divided in how to package it. Republican leaders, according to the source, pushed for an 18-month debt limit hike, then floated six months.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Harvey continues to impact gas prices in the Carolinas
Sep 06, 2017 - 13:55
The national average has increased 29.8 cents per gallon during the last month and is 44.5 cents higher than this day a year ago. Harvey caused one-quarter of oil refineries in the Gulf Coast to be taken offline, sending gas prices soaring.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Thomas gets 5th win of year
Sep 06, 2017 - 13:52
Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, reacts after defeating Roberto Bautista Agut, of Spain, during the third round of the U.S. Marc Leishman's first ever 54-hole lead on the PGA Tour did not lead to his second victory of the season.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Indian journalist shot, killed by unknown assailants
Sep 06, 2017 - 13:50
Last year, she was convicted in a defamation case filed by MP Prahlad Joshi, who had objected to a report against BJP leaders. Gauri Lankesh , a senior journalist and activist in Bengaluru , has been shot dead at her residence in Rajarajeshwari Nagar.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump holds the fate of 800000 young immigrants in his hands
Sep 06, 2017 - 13:46
The difference between Trump's words then and Attorney General Jeff Sessions' statement Tuesday is stark. Harvard said it does not consider immigration status as part of its admissions and financial aid process.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top NFL Tells Federal Judge Elliott Will Play This Sunday
Sep 06, 2017 - 13:45
Roberts , the investigator, was also asked about the relationship between Thompson and Whitehead during the appeal hearing. While this seems to run contrary to Harold Henderson's decision to uphold the suspension, there's a legal reason for this.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Alabama ranked No. 1 in Coaches and AP Top 25 Poll
Sep 06, 2017 - 13:30
College football's extended Week 1 means the Week 2 AP Top 25 poll came out on Tuesday afternoon ( as did the Coaches' Poll ). Utah , UCLA , Colorado , Maryland , Oregon , Arkansas , South Carolina and Boise State are pushing for rankings.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top North Korea should learn from fall of Saddam Hussein, Putin says
Sep 06, 2017 - 13:15
"It could lead to a global, planetary catastrophe and a huge loss of human life", Putin concluded . The US has already rejected the peace plan.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Colts owner: Andrew Luck unlikely to start Week 1
Sep 05, 2017 - 21:26
Brissett has some starting experience despite being third on the depth chart behind Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo in New England. If he had opened the season on the PUP list he would not have been able to play for at least the first six games.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Google Assistant rolls out to third-party speakers
Sep 05, 2017 - 21:23
You get an Echo Dot-like design with buttons on top as well as a strap to easily carry the TicHome Mini with you everywhere. There will likely be many more than those speakers too , Google and its partners just haven't announced them yet.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Wounded and 'afraid,' Rohingya seek Bangladesh hospital aid
Sep 05, 2017 - 19:48
Bangladeshi border guards talked of fires all along the border targeting villages of Rohingya Muslims. The government reported that 11 security force members and many alleged militants had died.

France Says North Korea Close to Long-Range Missile Capability
Sep 05, 2017 - 19:39
Still, it's unclear whether the North will ever act on its threat to fire missiles at the "advanced base of invasion". The communist country also threatened in early August that it would fire on the US -held pacific territory of Guam.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kenyans on social media react to ruling annulling polls
Sep 04, 2017 - 14:18
It said these issues would be elaborated on in the detailed judgment of the court, which is to be published within 21 days. Meanwhile the People's Development Party President, Abed Bwanika says Kenyatta's stand is a lesson to Africa's presidents.