The Scots felt Bale clipped his own heels when he went down under Shaun Maloney’s challenge to win a penalty.
The Spurs ace converted the spot-kick and bagged a wonder winner. Bale said: “He took my leg. I couldn’t stay on my feet so it was a penalty and fortunately I got up and put it away.
“We went 1-0 down but we fought back like men and got a great result.”
Bale thrashed a 25-yard winner to settle this World Cup qualifier in Cardiff and admitted: “Nobody closed me down.
“I saw the shot and gave it a go. Some go in and some don’t.”