Belarus 1-3 England

By | Oct 16, 2008

Wayne Rooney scored twice as England took a giant stride towards World Cup qualification by beating Belarus to make it maximum points from four games. Steven Gerrard gave England the lead from 30 yards after 11 minutes, but Pavel Sitko headed a deserved leveller for Belarus before the break. Rooney turned in a cross from […]

England 5-1 Kazakhstan

By | Oct 12, 2008

England made it three wins out of three in their World Cup qualifying campaign with a fine second-half display against Kazakhstan. After a poor first half Rio Ferdinand, captain in the absence of the injured John Terry, nodded in a corner, before Alexandr Kuchma headed into his own net. Zhambyl Kukeyev fired one back after […]

Croatia 1-4 England

By | Sep 11, 2008

Theo Walcott hit a stunning hat-trick as England thrashed Croatia in a World Cup qualifying tie in Zagreb. The 19-year-old got the nod to start ahead of David Beckham and he drilled England ahead, before Robert Kovac was sent off for an elbow on Joe Cole. Walcott grabbed a carbon-copy second and soon after the […]

England 2-3 Croatia

By | Nov 22, 2007

England failed to qualify for Euro 2008 after losing a sensational game against Croatia at Wembley. England went 2-0 down when Scott Carson, in for Paul Robinson, fumbled Nico Kranjcar’s shot into the net and then Ivica Olic slipped in a second. Frank Lampard pulled one back from the spot after Jermain Defoe was fouled, […]

Scotland 1-2 Italy

By | Nov 18, 2007

Italy ended Scotland’s Euro 2008 dream and ensured their own qualification for next summer’s finals thanks to a Christian Panucci stoppage-time goal. Luca Toni had stunned the Scots by stabbing the ball home from five yards with less than two minutes gone. Andrea Pirlo cleared a David Weir header off the Italian line. But Ferguson […]