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Rooney helps perfect England pass Estonia test

Published: Sunday 12 October 2014, 20.05CET
Estonia 0-1 England
England maintained their perfect record thanks to Wayne Rooney's 43rd international goal, plundered after Ragnar Klavan's dismissal.
by Mikael Eravuori
from A. Le Coq Arena

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Match statistics

EstoniaEngland

Goals scored0
1
Possession (%)30
 
70
Total attempts5
 
19
on target1
 
5
off target3
 
8
blocked1
 
6
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners1
 
5
Offsides1
 
2
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red Cards1
 
0
Fouls committed14
 
9
Fouls suffered9
 
12

Standings

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Published: Sunday 12 October 2014, 20.05CET

Rooney helps perfect England pass Estonia test

Estonia 0-1 England
England maintained their perfect record thanks to Wayne Rooney's 43rd international goal, plundered after Ragnar Klavan's dismissal.

Wayne Rooney scores free-kick winner on 99th England appearance
Estonia's Ragnar Klavan also appears for 99th time but is sent off
Win maintains Three Lions' perfect record from three Group E games
Hosts suffer second 1-0 loss in four days
Next games: San Marino v Estonia, England v Slovenia (15 November)

A Wayne Rooney free-kick maintained England's perfect record in Group E after ten-man Estonia were eventually ground down by the Three Lions in Tallinn.

Expected to be on the back foot throughout, Estonia refused to play to expectations and did not waste time in getting on the attack, with both Sergei Zenjov and Henri Anier having chances in the first two minutes. The visitors soon took the control, however, and Rooney went close twice within a minute. The hosts were prepared and defended resolutely, setting themselves up to counter, which they did with regularity.

England retained the initiative throughout the first half but were given minimal space and failed to test Sergei Pareiko in the Estonian goal on more than a couple of occasions. Estonia's expertly marshalled defence suffered a huge blow three minutes after the restart as captain Ragnar Klavan brought down Fabian Delph to pick up a second yellow card. That allowed England even more scope to push on and the introduction of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Raheem Sterling began to stretch Estonia.

The latter played a big hand in the goal, his neat feet on the edge of the area drawing a foul, and Rooney bent the resulting free-kick over the wall and into the corner. Goalkeeper Pareiko got a hand to the dipping effort but failed to prevent it crossing the line, as England made it a maximum of nine points from three games to take control of the section.

Last updated: 03/06/15 3.09CET

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Lineups

Estonia

Estonia

England

England

1
PareikoSergei Pareiko (GK)
1
HartJoe Hart (GK)
4
MorozovIgor Morozov
2
ChambersCalum Chambers
8
Henri AnierHenri Anier
3
BainesLeighton Baines
Yellow Card45+1
10
ZenjovSergei Zenjov
Substitution80
4
HendersonJordan Henderson
Yellow Card53
Substitution64
13
VunkMartin Vunk
Substitution83
5
CahillGary Cahill
14
VassiljevKonstantin Vassiljev
Substitution46
6
JagielkaPhil Jagielka
15
KlavanRagnar Klavan (C)
Yellow Card29
Red Card48
7
WilshereJack Wilshere
Yellow Card87
16
AntonovIlja Antonov
8
DelphFabian Delph
Substitution61
17
JäägerEnar Jääger
9
WelbeckDanny Welbeck
Substitution80
18
MetsKarol Mets
10
RooneyWayne Rooney (C)
Goal74
19
PikkArtur Pikk
11
LallanaAdam Lallana

Substitutes

12
AksaluMihkel Aksalu (GK)
21
ForsterFraser Forster (GK)
22
LondakPavel Londak (GK)
13
FosterBen Foster (GK)
2
LindpereJoel Lindpere
Substitution46
12
ClyneNathaniel Clyne
3
BärengrubAlo Bärengrub
14
GibbsKieran Gibbs
5
KruglovDmitri Kruglov
Substitution83
15
ShelveyJonjo Shelvey
6
DmitrijevAleksandr Dmitrijev
16
MilnerJames Milner
7
SaagKaimar Saag
17
Oxlade-ChamberlainAlex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Substitution61
9
HuntRimo Hunt
18
TownsendAndros Townsend
11
OjamaaHenrik Ojamaa
Substitution80
19
SterlingRaheem Sterling
Substitution64
20
KamsGert Kams
20
LambertRickie Lambert
Substitution80
21
ArtjuninArtjom Artjunin
23
TenisteTaijo Teniste

Coach

Magnus Pehrsson (SWE) Roy Hodgson (ENG)

Referee

Marijo Strahonja (CRO)

Assistant referees

Siniša Premužaj (CRO), Igor Krmar (CRO)

Fourth official

Ivica Modrić (CRO)

Additional assistant referees

Ante Vučemilović (CRO), Domagoj Vučkov (CRO)

Legend:

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