WALES star Gareth Bale passed on his best wishes to Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman after he sustained a suspected broken leg in the second half of their goalless World Cup qualifier at the Aviva Stadium.

The visitors were reduced to 10 men in the 69th minute when Neil Taylor was shown a straight red card for the heavy challenge on Coleman.

Bale, who will miss the next game against Serbia after picking up another booking, told Sky Sports: "We all wish him a speedy recovery."

Republic boss Martin O'Neill knew something was wrong immediately after the challenge, adding: "I saw Seamus' reaction, he was holding his leg up and it didn't look good."

Real Madrid star Bale was quiet for the most part but he flashed an effort just wide in the 85th minute as Wales threatened late on.

Reflecting on the game, Bale added: "They made it very difficult for us to get on the ball. First half they definitely did that, second half I thought we controlled the game very well.

"We created some good chances and were unlucky not to get a goal, but I suppose if you look at the last 20 minutes playing with 10 men, and it's 0-0 - a point is the not the worst result."