Not that relevant, I know, but England
have beaten Russia
3-0 at the new Wembley to follow up on their victory over Israel on Saturday through the same scoreline for the European Qualifying phase in soccer! Michael Owen
braced England into a 2-0 lead, hitting a spectacular dipping shot past the Russian keeper on a brilliant Emily Heskey
lay-off to grab his second in the game, before Rio Ferdinand
emulated his partner with some fabulous footwork past his marker to fire in at the near post. Gareth Barry
turned in another spectacular performance to tighten his grip as regular on the holding midfielder berth for England. From a precarious place down in the table only four days ago, England find themselves leading procedures in their group having leapfrogged their opponents.