England Are First to the Euro Cup Party
Yes, this was a formality.
The reality was England had to overcome the pitch more than the opponent. It was in diabolical condition.
This rich enclave in the middle of Italy may be a wealthy tax haven, but the pommies who saw the match didn't think much of their international facilities:
Challenging Rooney for the same title was Mr Own Goal hizzownself:
Then, Ross Barkley showed how to score a header from point-blank range:
At half, England reviewed their game plan:
Memories refreshed, the English picked up the pace with Theo Walcott being in the right place at the right time to knock the fourth goal home:
Then came the game's most artsy goal:
All that was left for England was a Get Out of Jail Free card leading to the day's coup de grace:
Too many stars in the same place for San Marino players.