England became the first team to qualify for Euro 2016 courtesy of a 6-0 win over San Marino tonight in which Wayne Rooney equalled Sir Bobby Charlton’s all-time scoring record.
The Manchester United striker bagged his 49th international goal to open the scoring from the penalty spot, and an own goal gave the Three Lions a two-goal cushion at the break.
Ross Barkley scored 15 seconds after the break to kill off the minnows before substitutes Theo Walcott – twice – and Harry Kane found the net to make England’s winning margin a handsome one.
Here, fanatix rates how Roy Hodgson’s men performed in San Marino…
Premier League squads: 20 teams ranked best to worst, with striker-shy Arsenal 5th, Chelsea NOT 1st
FIFA 16 ratings: Arsenal, Man United & Tottenham WONDERKIDS to see numbers rocket
8 quality FREE AGENTS still available: Former Man United target & ex-Arsenal ace waiting to be snapped up
GK: Joe Hart – 6/10
Was always mostly going to be a spectator, and did not have a save to make until the 83rd minute.
RB: Nathaniel Clyne – 6/10
The Liverpool defender got forward with regularity but could have done with hogging the right touchline a bit more in the first half to help England stretch the play. The middle of the pitch was very congested.
CB: John Stones – 6/10
The Everton star brought the ball out well from defence, but had one nervy moment when he allowed a long ball to bounce, and was lucky that the opposition were not good enough to punish him. Had a couple of scoring chances, heading tamely at the keeper and flicking into the side-netting at the near post.
CB: Phil Jagielka – 6/10
Won’t have had many quieter outings in an England shirt. Took a couple of nasty blows, but soldiered on. It will be interesting to see if either of the Toffees centre-backs start against Switzerland at Wembley on Tuesday, or whether Hodgson reverts to Gary Cahill and Chris Smalling as his defensive pair.
LB: Luke Shaw – 7/10
Acted more like a left-winger than full-back as he spent the majority of the game in the San Marino half. His cross into a dangerous area led to the second goal, with the aid of some hapless defending.
Mesut Ozil new girlfriend: 8 red hot photos of Arsenal WAG Amine Gulse
Arsenal v Liverpool WAGs: HOT photos of Wilshere’s girlfriend, Skrtel’s wife, Ozil’s ex & Mrs Giroud
Eva Carneiro: Chelsea doctor STILL has not returned to work after Mourinho SPAT