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Summary

  1. Ramsey scores with looping header
  2. Bale with curling free-kick & left-foot finish
  3. Wales now at the top of Group B
  4. Top two automatically qualify from group

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By Saj Chowdhury

All times stated are UK

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Well, that is that for tonight. Two wins out of two for the Home Nations.

On Sunday we have a bumper edition of international football live text with Scotland v Gibraltar (17:00 BST) and Northern Ireland v Finland (17:00 BST). The Republic of Ireland also play - they are at home to Poland (19:45 BST).

Join us again on Sunday.

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Former Wales midfielder Owain Tudur Jones on BBC Radio Wales: "The players deserve huge credit tonight but Chris Coleman and his management team deserve as much credit.

"The selection surprised us a bit. We were expecting a four of the back. But instead they played three central defenders and brought Ben Davies in. I think that bamboozled the Israel manger.

"We expected Israel to come out of the trap fast, but Wales controlled the game. When was the last time Wales came away from home and controlled a game? They were fully deserved winners tonight."

Battle for Euro 2016

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In the other Group B game of significance to Wales, it is Belgium 0-0 Cyprus. Cyprus started the day on six points after four games, while Belgium have five after three games. That match kicked off at 19:45 GMT -

follow it here. A draw would suit Wales.

Manager reaction

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Israel coach Eli Guttman: "This was not the result I was expecting, they managed to close out our main players who were marked out of the game.

"Even if we had won today we still would not have ensured qualification. The result is disappointing but we will soldier on."

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That Gym Guy: For me personally @GarethBale11 has to reach the scoring feat on Cristiano. bale cost more than cr7. Should score more

Manager reaction

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Wales manager Chris Coleman: "If we're going to qualify we can't sneak through. We play Belgium in June and then Israel play Belgium. It won't be about Belgium in June, it'll be about Wales. We'll maintain rhythm, mentality and focus."

Manager reaction

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Wales manager Chris Coleman: "We put Baley (Gareth Bale) and Rambo (Aaron Ramsey) in certain positions where they can do the damage. But the first goal was as a result of goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey's quick thinking - a few seconds later the ball was in the back of the net.

"The reason we are doing well is because everybody is doing something little for someone else."

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Wales manager Chris Coleman on Sky Sports: "It was a hostile atmosphere and it was hot and humid. You have to go to get big results against the big teams. Israel got a 3-0 win over Bosnia-Hercegovina here.

On the tactics: "We have to be brave sometimes. We talked about how were going to go. Sometimes a change in formation doesn't work. The players worked hard in training this week. We were quietly offensive the way we went and Israel weren't expecting that. We were defensive against Belgium and tonight we were attacking. We can adapt."

Manager reaction

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Wales manager Chris Coleman on Sky Sports: "We got a bit sloppy after they had a man sent off. When we were 11 v 11 we were magnificent. We controlled the game and the tempo. Some of our passing was fantastic. I think Israel only had one chance in the first half."

Elsewhere in qualifying

Group A leaders Czech Republic lost their 100% record, needing a last-minute equaliser to draw 1-1 with Latvia. In Group H, Croatia continued their impressive home form with a 5-1 win over Norway, and there was victory in his first game in charge for new Azerbaijan coach Robert Prosinecki, as his side beat Malta 2-0.

In the 1945 GMT kicks-offs, Belgium look to make up lost ground on leaders Wales in Group B as they host Cyprus, with Andorra welcoming Bosnia-Hercegovena. Netherlands host Turkey as in Group A, and Italy travel to Sofia to face Bulgaria in Group H.

Well done Gareth - love, the Manics

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Manic Street Preachers
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Welsh rock band the Manic Street Preachers have used their official Twitter account to send a message of support to Gareth Bale.

It reads: "Dear Mr Bale, whatever they think of you in Madrid, WALES LOVES YOU xxx Brilliant performance from everyone."

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Leicester and Wales midfielder Andy King: The lads have been different class! Deserved 3 points @FAWales Congrats to the skipper on his 50th cap also.

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Jonathan Burrows: Hope Wales do qualify as I think they have been recently one of the most improved nations in last few years

Player reaction

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Wales defender James Collins, speaking to Sky Sports: "It was a great performance, a great victory. The boys have been on it since the moment we met up, and the gaffer and his staff deserve great credit for that.

"I had a great chance in the first half, I hope you're not going to tell me it's a sitter. We could have had more, but 3-0 is a terrific result.

"Qualification is a real possibility. It's a great time to be involved in Welsh football. In years gone by, I've come to places like this and got a tonking, so it's great to come here and get a convincing win. We're top of the group, but we don't want to get too carried away.

"Gareth Bale's not bad, is he? He's got a chance. No, but seriously, he's unbelievable. The lads have made him feel at home. Me and Ashley Williams were talking near the end, and saying that we don't know how to play against him. So we're glad he's moved abroad!"

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Wales team
Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale (third from right) celebrates with his team-mates

Gareth Bale: What a performance from the lads!

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John Hartson

BBC Radio 5 live in Haifa

"Real Madrid have to be very careful about Gareth Bale. He could play for any team in the world and be their star. They way he is being treated by their supporters is wrong. They don't want to force him out of Spain.

"He looked happy tonight. We're a small country. We've had great players, such as Ryan Giggs, Ian Rush, Mark Hughes and Neville Southall, iconic players. Gareth Bale is that and more. He is vitally important to Wales, and he's loved and he's appreciated. When Gareth Bale is in that form, he is unplayable."

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So, Gareth Bale will no doubt dominate many of the backpages on Sunday in the UK, and maybe a few in Spain. Maybe.

He's been having a rough time of it recently in Real Madrid - on the pitch, in the press and from fans. I guess some have forgotten what he achieved last season.

Bale even had his car attacked by supporters at the club's training ground recently. Is this the boost he needed to kick start the season? The goals against Israel, I mean.

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John Hartson

BBC Radio 5 live in Haifa

"I have to say that I think Wales can qualify. They've got Andorra at home, and if they can then perform like this in Bosnia, they have a chance there. The game against Belgium will be difficult. Belgium have ridiculously good players, but I would say yes, Wales can do it. They've proved a lot of doubters wrong tonight with this comfortable 3-0 win."

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Phil Loynes: It feels strange hearing the Wales fans chanting with expectant glee! This is not what I remember as a kid!

Player reaction

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Gareth Bale
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Wales forward Gareth Bale, speaking to Sky Sports: "It was a top-of-the-table clash, so to come out on top is amazing. We'd like to dedicate this to Dai Williams, the kit man who passed away.

"The first half was very hard, we did a lot of running, but we showed in the second half what a good team we area.

"We've put ourselves in a great position, but there's a lot of work to do yet, and all we can do is keep fighting and keep working hard."

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Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey, speaking to Sky Sports: "We're where we want to be. We've had a terrific start to the campaign, and we hope we can continue that. We have a tough game against Belgium, but we're really looking forward to playing them in June."

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We have some Wales player reaction coming up. Fair to say they are quite happy.

Bale gets 'no special treatment'

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Talking about Gareth Bale, do you know that he gets no special treatment while on international duty.

This is what Wales manager Chris Coleman told

BBC School Report recently:

"If you start giving one player special treatment, than you lose the other 10," said Coleman.

"We recognise he's a special player but, as they say, no man is an island."

He might get extra potatoes for dinner tonight after those two goals.

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Hiro: Wales really do look rather good. Excellent midfield. Solid keeper. More than serviceable defence. And Gareth Bale.

Tom Venn: Wales are truly amazing. Bale is on his best form right now!

Aneurin Pryse: The only Madrid player better than Bale is Ronaldo...what are their fans thinking of!

Is this your ideal England Under-21 side?

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The possible England Under-21 line-up
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Should England take their best possible side to this summer's European Under-21 Championships? Or should those players who have broken into the senior squad - such as Harry Kane and Ross Barkley - be rested after a long domestic season? And is the side we've picked above the one you would play?

Jason Mohammad and former England winger Chris Waddle will be discussing this on BBC Radio 5 live's 606 from 19:00 GMT - and they want you to get involved.

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Small country, big ambition

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There are only two countries with a smaller population than Wales (3.064m) have ever qualified for the European Championship -Slovenia (2.065m in 2000) and Latvia (1.98m in 2004).

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John Hartson

BBC Radio 5 live in Haifa

"Wales' performance was disciplined, it was professional and I'd almost say it was faultless. They won 3-0, but it could have been five or six.

"Chris Coleman won't be silly enough to say to the players that we are there. They have to face Belgium, still have to go to Cyprus and Andorra. Wales are in an even better position than we were in 2004, when we won our first four games under Mark Hughes."

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What a victory! That is now three wins in five for Wales in this campaign. Next up is Belgium in June.

Wales fans, you must be booking your flights to France as I type?

FULL-TIME

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Wales have never gone unbeaten in the first five qualifiers of a campaign.

INJURY TIME

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We are into two minutes of stoppage time. Do Wales want this match to end?

Rehab success story Vokes

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Wales substitute Sam Vokes has faced a fitness challenge to recover from a serious knee injury.

The Burnley striker gave his top tips for rehab

in this video for Sport Wales TV a few months ago.

Sam Vokes
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Half a chance there for Sam Vokes as Wales look to end the match on a high. The Burnley man is played in on the left, but he fires his shot into the side-netting. Snatched at that a little.

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John Pierce: What are Wales playing at? They are giving us genuine hope they'll qualify. Madness.

Jeremy Levene: Wales doing really well here. In Williams, Allen, Ramsey and Bale, they have the makings of a good team - but need them all fit.

SUBSTITUTION

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Shaun McDonald comes on for Aaron Ramsey. How serious is the injury that the Arsenal man appeared to suffer?

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John Hartson

BBC Radio 5 live in Haifa

"Wales are running amok against an Israel team who are all over the place. Gareth Bale is so sharp. The keeper had no chance. This is as comfortable as you like.

"I can't believe Israel went into this game without a plan for Bale. Unless Israel's manager has a big ego or is incredibly naive, it makes no sense. It's been like a training game for him. It's been that easy."

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Gareth Pritchard: Doesn't bother me how Gareth Bale plays for Real Madrid when he's playing like this for Wales. Quality player.

Liam McColgan: Ramsey and Bale tearing Israel apart! Top class players.

Ben Fides: Superb stuff from Wales. A point would've been a good result today. This is dreamy stuff!

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John Hartson

BBC Radio 5 live in Haifa

"Without getting carried away, Wales have been outstanding this evening. Technically, and in terms of formation and discipline, they've been superb. They've made a good Israel team look very, very average. Tal Ben Haim is a big strong unit but he's got no pace, and Wales have taken risks to get at him."

GREAT SAVE!

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At the other end, Israel keeper Ofir Marciano also makes a near-post save after Gareth Bale nutmegs a defender before blasting his effort straight at him.