Gareth Bale broke the Welsh goalscoring record as Wales got to the final of the China Cup in Ryan Giggs’ first game as manager.
Bale got Wales off to the best possible start. Taking the long way round two China defenders before curling a shot past Yan Junling in the Chinese goal.
Ben Davies’ corner was flicked on to Ashley Williams at the back post, however the Welsh captain couldn’t keep his header down.
It didn’t really matter though, because moments later China lost the ball in midfield, Vokes played in Bale and the Real Madrid forward made no mistake with the finish.
Wales’ third was probably the best of the lot. Sam Vokes started off a passing move which he finished, getting in front of his marker to poke in Andy King’s headed ball across.
On his birthday, Harry Wilson got his first goal for Wales. Gareth Bale slipped the ball through for the Hull loanee who took the ball on the outside of 25 before hitting a shot which flew into the net.
China weren’t great, but Wales’ pressure in midfield forced the Chinese to make mistakes.
The onslaught continued into the second-half, Wilson turned nicely and poked the ball through to Sam Vokes. The Burnley frontman kept a cool head to get his second of the game and Wales’ fifth.
Gareth Bale’s big moment came just after the hour mark, getting his 29th goal in a Wales shirt thus breaking Ian Rush’s record. Letting the ball run across him, Bale tucked the ball into the bottom corner for his hat-trick.
Wayne Hennessy denied China a consolation goal late on, tipping Yu Hanchao Chow’s curling shot onto the post.
Wales will face the Czech Republic or Uruguay in Mondays China Cup final.