Woodburn, 17, revives Wales World Cup bid

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

Chris Coleman savoured a tense win over Moldova and looked ahead to Wales' final World Cup qualifiers with the message "bring it on".

If the effort and will to win was exemplified by Bale's last-ditch tackle as an Austrian attacker bore down on goal, then just minutes later it shone through from the stand to the pitch.

Once again though, it was Ben Woodburn who made all the difference when it mattered as Wales finally took the lead with ten minutes to go. They dug in against Austria and the youngster Ben Woodburn did fantastically well to secure them the win.

Hal Robson-Kanu taps the ball in at the back post.

"People will make sure he keeps his feet on the ground, even though they don't need to". As Wales won without conceding at the weekend and Moldova lost without scoring, the price of [1.92] for Wales to Win To Nil is appealing.

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Wales now sit third in Group D on 11 points from seven games, while Moldova are bottom of the pile on two points.

Moldova, for their supposed minnow status, had a few opportunities of their own but the scoreline, much like Friday, was 0-0 at half-time.

"We haven't had to have a word with him", said Bale, who also rejected an approach to join the England set-up.

And the Liverpool striker took just 261 seconds to mark the occasion with a brilliant goal to win the Group D fixture, a result that cuts Wales' gap to the Republic of Ireland in second to two points.

Moldova, however, weren't going to go down without a fight and poor defending from Wales nearly led to Radu Ginsari poking home, but luckily for Wales, the chance went begging for the hosts.

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Bale said he was delighted that the next generation of Welsh players were emerging with Woodburn joined by the likes of Ethan Ampadu, Lee Evans and Tom Lockyer in the current squad.

While top spot and automatic qualification is not impossible, it would require leaders Serbia to drop points to both Austria and Georgia.

"We're not a big nation and when good players come along we want them to produce and perform well".

Despite the fact that Wales hit four goals the last time they played Moldova, it's not a bad price for unders, considering that their five most recent matches have seen less than three goals.

Woodburn has certainly shown a lot of promised and has been touted as a possible superstar for the future.

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Wales, now 3rd in their qualifying group, still has quite a bit of work to do in order to qualify.

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