Wales fans were in a very expectant mood after their finest performance ever at a major tournament in the summer Euros – and they were not disappointed by what they saw tonight.

The team struck twice late on in the first half to take a firm grip over Moldova in the European World Cup qualifiers, and the deal was sealed in the second half by the one and only Gareth Bale to take home a 4-0 victory.

(Nigel French/EMPICS)

It all began in the 38th minute with Bale’s perfect cross over to Sam Vokes to score a powerful header, followed swiftly by Joe Allen’s goal just minutes before the end.

Bale was then treated to a gift from Moldova’s Ion Jardan as he carelessly passed the ball back towards his own goal – and straight into the unmarked Bale who did not let that opportunity go by without a goal of his own.

You can't give Bale chances like that!!! #WALMOL #WorldCupQualifiers

— Mark Williams (@mapw4774) September 5, 2016

Lovely gift from Moldova,#Bale ain't gonna miss from there!I'm at a #Wales game and i'm relaxing,good times/dyddiau da 😀 #WALMOL #CYMMOL

— Iwan Williams (@iwanwills) September 5, 2016

Within the final seconds of injury time, Bale was awarded a penalty after being tripped up by Andrian Cascaval. And, of course, he scored again.

And so the love-in commenced, and continued, into the rest of the night.

Bale! #legend #WALMOL

— sarah (@sarahcodd1) September 5, 2016

Bale 🔥🔥🔥 #Cymru #Wales #WALMOL

— Roland Wyn Jones (@JonesRoly) September 5, 2016

Bale is on another level 🔥 ⚽️ #WALMOL

— Walks (@JackWalker_7) September 5, 2016

Gereth Bale my hero my saviour my everything #WALMOL

— xx (@heishh_) September 5, 2016

Gaz Bale: Simply Unstoppable #WALMOL

— Gavin O'Connor (@GavinGmart) September 5, 2016

Things are sure looking good for the Welsh.