In an expected result, England thrashed San Marino; a nation with a football team made up of firemen, lawyers and accountants 5-0 with Rooney and Welbeck among the scorers.
Everton captain Phil Jagielka gave England the lead in the 25th minute as he capitalized on Simoncini’s mistake to nod the ball into an empty net form a corner. In the 43rd minute Rooney was brought down in the box and the Manchester United captain duly smashed the penalty into the top right corner. England started the second half brightly and were rewarded for their industry as Oxlade chamberlain got free down the flank and was able to cut back for his Arsenal teammate Welbeck to make it three to the Three Lion. England continued to control the game and in the 72nd minute, Adros Townsend extended the lead with his trademark cut back shot to put in England’s fourth. Five minutes later Rooney’s cross deflected off Della Valle into the net.
England seem to have moved past their FIFA world cup disappointment.