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England see off Estonia challenge

Published: Thursday 7 June 2007, 0.59CET
Estonia 0-3 England Joe Cole, Peter Crouch and Michael Owen all scored in an impressive performance from Steve McClaren's men, inspired by David Beckham.
England see off Estonia challenge
Michael Owen (centre) celebrates his goal with David Beckham and John Terry ©Getty Images

Match statistics

EstoniaEngland

Goals scored0
3
Attempts on target2
 
7
Attempts off target4
 
5
Corners2
 
2
Fouls committed20
 
7
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:57 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Thursday 7 June 2007, 0.59CET

England see off Estonia challenge

Estonia 0-3 England Joe Cole, Peter Crouch and Michael Owen all scored in an impressive performance from Steve McClaren's men, inspired by David Beckham.

Joe Cole, Peter Crouch and Michael Owen were on target as England claimed a comfortable UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifying Group E win in Estonia.

Comeback goals
Cole, whose season has been blighted by injury, produced a low shot to open the scoring and Crouch headed the second thanks to a perfect cross from the recalled David Beckham. The Real Madrid CF man then repeated the trick to provide Owen with his first goal in competitive football since December 2005, leaving England three points adrift of leading pair Croatia and Israel.

Cole strikes
Beckham joined Cole and Owen in making their first competitive international appearances since the FIFA World Cup and the right midfielder came close with a swerving free-kick in the sixth minute. Although Estonia were holding their own, they fell behind late in the first half when Crouch flicked on Wayne Bridge's long throw and Cole, with little space, turned and shot to Mart Poom's left. Frank Lampard headed a Bridge delivery wide, while just before the break England goalkeeper Paul Robinson did well to tackle Vladimir Voskoboinikov when he was sent clear.

Beckham assists
It was 2-0 nine minutes into the second half. Beckham, who had marked his England comeback by setting up John Terry's friendly goal against Brazil on Friday, did it again, Crouch this time stooping to nod in. Just after the hour, another looping Beckham centre was touched in on the stretch by Owen. Beckham, in discomfort due to his ankle, was soon withdrawn but England's work was done ahead of Wembley fixtures against Russia and Israel in September. Crouch will be suspended for the first encounter after a booking here but Wayne Rooney, banned today, will be available. As for Estonia, they will hope their wait for a Group E point and goal ends on 22 August at home to Andorra, Terry having denied them the latter by clearing off the line in added time from substitute Tarmo Kink.

Last updated: 07/06/07 11.05CET

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Lineups

Estonia

Estonia

England

England

1
PoomMart Poom (GK) (C)
1
RobinsonPaul Robinson (GK)
2
JäägerEnar Jääger
2
BrownWes Brown
3
StepanovAndrei Stepanov
6
TerryJohn Terry (C)
5
KruglovDmitri Kruglov
5
KingLedley King
4
KlavanRagnar Klavan
3
BridgeWayne Bridge
6
DmitrijevAleksandr Dmitrijev
7
BeckhamDavid Beckham
Substitution68
8
LindpereJoel Lindpere
4
GerrardSteven Gerrard
10
VassiljevKonstantin Vassiljev
8
LampardFrank Lampard
7
KonsaOliver Konsa
Substitution46
11
J. ColeJoe Cole
Goal37
Substitution75
9
VoskoboinikovVladimir Voskoboinikov
9
CrouchPeter Crouch
Goal54
Yellow Card81
11
TerehhovSergei Terehhov
Substitution64
10
OwenMichael Owen
Goal62
Substitution88

Substitutes

12
KotenkoArtur Kotenko (GK)
13
CarsonScott Carson (GK)
13
BärengrubAlo Bärengrub
12
CarragherJamie Carragher
14
RoobaUrmas Rooba
14
JenasJermaine Jenas
Substitution88
15
LeetmaLiivo Leetma
15
DyerKieron Dyer
Substitution68
16
KamsGert Kams
16
DowningStewart Downing
Substitution75
17
KinkTarmo Kink
Substitution64
17
SmithAlan Smith
18
NeemeloTarmo Neemelo
Substitution46
18
DefoeJermain Defoe

Coach

Jelle Goes (EST) Steve McClaren (ENG)

Referee

Grzegorz Gilewski (POL)

Assistant referees

Maciej Wierzbowski (POL), Rafal Rostkowski (POL)

Fourth official

Marek Mikolajewski (POL)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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