Wales boss Chris Coleman insists his team deserved their 2-1 win over Scotland

Last Updated: 13/10/12 1:52pm

Chris Coleman insisted Wales fully deserved all three points in their controversial 2-1 World Cup qualifying victory over Scotland.

Gareth Bale scored two late goals, the winner a beauty just two minutes from the final whistle after James Morrison had put the Scots in front.

"Overall, the performance over 90 minutes - if we had come away with nothing it would have been a travesty," said Coleman.

"Scotland scored against the run of play. Two great times to score, two great goals and a great player."

Of Bale he said: "When you've got that threat in the team then you always have a chance.

"We showed great belief, great character and great strength and got what we deserved."

He had some sympathy for opposite number Craig Levein when it appeared the officials had wrongly disallowed a Steven Fletcher goal which would have made it 2-0.

"Over the course of 90 minutes there is always going to be a bit of controversy."

Asked to evaluate how big Bale's contribution had been, Coleman said: "Massive - two goals, and people will talk about the winner, which is a great goal, but when we are 1-0 down in a home nation derby and we have lost the last few games, to step up and take the penalty - it was a great execution, nice and composed.

"He keeps on producing swashbuckling performances and doing things that not many other players are capable of doing.

"He's a special player, we all know that, and if you think, he is 23 - he has not even peaked yet. He is an amazing player."