As was widely expected, England thrashed San Marino 5-0 at Wembley on Friday night to secure all three points and continue their path on the road to Brazil 2014. In a game that was as predictable as Adrian Chiles thinking England should win easily, the hosts did just that – although it took 35 minutes for Roy Hodgson’s men to break the deadlock via a Wayne Rooney penalty for a foul on Manchester United teammate Danny Welbeck.
Both strikers would go on to score a brace – Rooney firing his 30th and 31st goals for England to push him above Alan Shearer, Tom Finney and Nat Lofthouse as England’s fifth highest scorer. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hit England’s fifth in the 77th minute to wrap up proceedings, his first senior international goal on a night where Hodgson’s side enjoyed 86% possession.
See above for goals and highlights of the game and if you had any observations on what was a comfortable night for England feel free to leave your thoughts below.