Thursday, September 10, 2009

A good day to be an Englishman #2

England 5-1 Croatia

England players congratulate Wayne Rooney (second left) after his goal in the 5-1 win over Croatia

By Phil McNulty
Chief football writer at Wembley

England secured qualification for next summer's World Cup in South Africa in the most emphatic style as they thrashed Croatia at Wembley.

The goalless stalemate between Belarus and Ukraine left England needing only a draw to confirm their place in South Africa - but they emphasised their progress under coach Fabio Capello with an outstanding display to record an eighth successive win of a flawless qualifying campaign.

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Rab C. Nesbitt said...

First person to mention 1966 gets a boot in the bollox!

James Higham said...

There we go.