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Gareth Bale will break Ian Rush’s Wales record, predicts Chris Coleman

Wales' Gareth Bale in action

Chris Coleman believes Gareth Bale will break Ian Rush’s record and become Wales’ all-time leading goalscorer in the current World Cup qualifying campaign after the Real Madrid forward struck twice against Moldova to take his tally for his country to 24. Bale’s double helped Wales to a comfortable 4-0 victory, lifted him above Ivor Allchurch and Trevor Ford into outright second place and, most significantly, within four goals of Rush.