HAL Robson-Kanu scored Wales' opening goal in their crucial European World Cup Qualifying Group D win in Moldova.
The 2-0 victory moves Chris Coleman's men up to second with just two matches left to play, keeping their dream of making it to Russia still very much alive.
Elsewhere in the same group, James McClean played the full 90 minutes as the Republic of Ireland lost 1-0 at home to leaders Serbia.
The result means that The Boys in Green have dropped down to third, but they could still make it into a potential play-off spot if they beat Moldova and Wales next month.
However, McClean will be suspended for the first October fixture after picking up a yellow card in the defeat.
Meanwhile it was a better night for Ahmed Hegazi as his Egypt side recorded a 1-0 win over Uganda.
The three points lift them back up to the top of Africa's World Cup Qualifying Group E with just a couple of matches left to play.
It was also a great evening for Salomon Rondon as he was part of the Venezuela team that held Argentina to a 1-1 draw in Buenos Aires.
And finally Oliver Burke was on the scoresheet for Scotland U21s as they opened their Euro 2019 Qualifying campaign with a 2-0 win at home to the Netherlands.