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Owen steers England past Russia

Published: Thursday 13 September 2007, 0.50CET
England 3-0 Russia Michael Owen scored twice as England went second in Group E by making it four 3-0 victories in succession.
Owen steers England past Russia
Michael Owen (right) celebrates with Gareth Barry ©Getty Images

Match statistics

EnglandRussia

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target7
 
3
Attempts off target4
 
4
Corners4
 
3
Fouls committed11
 
6
Yellow cards1
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

Legend:

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Published: Thursday 13 September 2007, 0.50CET

Owen steers England past Russia

England 3-0 Russia Michael Owen scored twice as England went second in Group E by making it four 3-0 victories in succession.

Michael Owen scored two first-half goals as England's UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifying recovery continued with a 3-0 victory against Russia at Wembley that sent them second in Group E.

Owen masterclass
A scorer in Saturday's 3-0 triumph over Israel, Owen did not have to wait long to give further cause to proclaim his return to form when he drilled in the opener on seven minutes. He could have doubled the lead soon after but his 40th international goal was not long in coming. Just after the half-hour he applied an emphatic half-volley to Emile Heskey's excellent knock-down and although Russia came back strong they could not break England's stubborn resistance, Rio Ferdinand rounding off the win late on.

Barry cross
Steve McClaren's team's preparations for this fixture were affected by the withdrawals of the injured Owen Hargreaves and Frank Lampard but if England missed the pair they did not show it. The man that came into the side, Gareth Barry, ensured a perfect start when his cross eluded everyone and fell at the feet of Owen, who controlled before side-footing in off the post. It was only the second goal Russia have conceded in Group E and they almost let in a third when Joe Cole's deflected through ball fell to Heskey.

Russia revival
The Wigan Athletic FC striker's effort was smothered by Vyacheslav Malafeev, but squirmed out to Owen who slipped with the goal at his mercy. It was not all England, however, as Konstantin Zyrianov had an effort ruled out for handball, but when Owen made it 2-0 on 31 minutes he left Russia with it all to do. Coach Guus Hiddink rang the changes, switching to a 3-4-3 formation as Diniyar Bilyaletdinov and Dmitri Sychev found new life and the pair sparked a brief revival after the restart. Yet England stood firm, and sealed a fourth successive 3-0 qualifying victory six minutes from time when Ferdinand fired in low at the near post.

Last updated: 13/09/07 10.25CET

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Lineups

England

England

Russia

Russia

1
RobinsonPaul Robinson (GK)
16
MalafeevVyacheslav Malafeev (GK)
2
RichardsMicah Richards
2
V. BerezutskiVasili Berezutski
5
FerdinandRio Ferdinand
Goal84
5
IgnashevichSergei Ignashevich
6
TerryJohn Terry (C)
27
A. BerezutskiAleksei Berezutski
3
A. ColeAshley Cole
22
AnyukovAleksandr Anyukov
Substitution80
8
Wright-PhillipsShaun Wright-Phillips
15
BilyaletdinovDiniyar Bilyaletdinov
7
BarryGareth Barry
18
ZhirkovYuri Zhirkov
4
GerrardSteven Gerrard
20
SemshovIgor Semshov
Substitution40
11
J. ColeJoe Cole
Yellow Card78
Substitution88
26
SychevDmitri Sychev
Substitution63
9
HeskeyEmile Heskey
Substitution80
10
ArshavinAndrey Arshavin (C)
10
OwenMichael Owen
Goal7
Goal31
Substitution90+1
17
ZyryanovKonstantin Zyryanov

Substitutes

13
JamesDavid James (GK)
12
ShuninAnton Shunin (GK)
12
BrownWes Brown
7
TorbinskiDmitri Torbinski
14
P. NevillePhil Neville
Substitution88
11
KerzhakovAleksandr Kerzhakov
Substitution80
15
SmithAlan Smith
13
PogrebnyakPavel Pogrebnyak
16
DowningStewart Downing
Substitution90+1
19
PavlyuchenkoRoman Pavlyuchenko
Substitution63
17
JohnsonAndrew Johnson
23
BystrovVladimir Bystrov
Substitution40
18
CrouchPeter Crouch
Substitution80
25
KolodinDenis Kolodin

Coach

Steve McClaren (ENG) Guus Hiddink (NED)

Referee

Martin Hansson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Stefan Wittberg (SWE), Henrik Andren (SWE)

Fourth official

Martin Ingvarsson (SWE)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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