Israel 2 – 1 Russia

By | Nov 18, 2007

England earned a Euro 2008 qualifying reprieve with their fate again in their own hands after Group E rivals Russia dramatically lost 2-1 in Israel. England are now two points ahead of Russia and need a draw against Croatia in their final qualifier on Wednesday to secure a Euro 2008 place. Israel took the lead […]

Austria 0-1 England

By | Nov 17, 2007

Peter Crouch’s headed goal was enough to give England victory over Austria in Vienna but their win was marred by an injury to striker Michael Owen. Owen limped off in the first half after suffering a thigh strain and will miss next Wednesday’s potentially crucial Euro 2008 qualifier against Croatia. Crouch grabbed his goal on […]

Russia 2-1 England

By | Oct 17, 2007

England’s hopes of reaching Euro 2008 hang by a thread after Russia came from behind to win in Moscow. Steve McClaren’s side looked on course to qualify courtesy of Wayne Rooney’s spectacular 29th-minute volley. Steven Gerrard missed a glorious chance before Roman Pavluchenko scored from the spot after 69 minutes following Rooney’s foul on Konstanin […]

England 3-0 Estonia

By | Oct 13, 2007

Wayne Rooney scored his first competitive international goal since 2004 as England eased past Estonia in their Euro 2008 qualifier at Wembley. Shaun Wright-Phillips set England on their way when his shot from the right went through keeper Mart Poom’s legs. Rooney almost ended his goal drought with an exquisite chip before netting with a […]

England 3-0 Russia

By | Sep 14, 2007

A Michael Owen brace helped a vibrant England to a vital win over Euro 2008 qualifying rivals Russia. Owen was composure personified when Gareth Barry’s cross fell to him 10 yards out and he sidefooted in off the post to give England an early lead. Russia’s Konstantin Zhyrianov had a goal harshly ruled out for […]