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England v San Marino: World Cup qualifier

Live and direct from Wembley Stadium, minute-by-minute text commentary and goals from this World Cup qualifier

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    1/9/2013 4:43:33 PM
  • FT: England 5 San Marino 0
    * Walcott goes off injured early in the match, replaced by Lennon
    * Rooney opens scoring from the penalty spot before adding the third in the second half
    * Welbeck scores second and fourth for England
    * Chamberlain scores England's fifth - his first senior goal
    * The full-time whistle goes - England win 5-0
    10/12/2012 6:44:58 PM
  • 39 min: Welbeck scores the second for England. It's a carbon copy of the one he scored at Euro 2012 against Sweden. Lovely finish.
    10/12/2012 7:39:59 PM
  • 40 min: A much more relaxed feeling at Wembley now. So much so the fans are doing a Mexican wave. England look in the mood for another goal as well.
    10/12/2012 7:41:16 PM
  • 42 min: Fine shot from Rooney and it's creeping in at the far post before Simoncini tips it round for a corner.
    10/12/2012 7:42:39 PM
  • 43 min: The corner goes long before Rooney puts it back in. It's dealt with by San Marino.
    10/12/2012 7:43:39 PM
  • 44 min: Carrick goes close from Baines' cross but the keeper does well. Much more vibrancy about England now. That cricket score could still be on the cards despite the slow start from the home side.
    10/12/2012 7:45:02 PM
  • 45 + 1 min: Rooney creates some space for himself on the edge of the box but his shot is well wide. Lennon then has a shout for a penalty. Three added minutes here.
    10/12/2012 7:47:03 PM
  • 45 + 3 min: Welbeck brings it down in the box after a floated ball from Cleverley. San Marino get it away. Should perhaps of shot first time.
    10/12/2012 7:48:09 PM
  • 45 + 3 min: Another shot from Chamberlain but it's saved.
    10/12/2012 7:48:43 PM
  • HT: The half-time whistle goes. England 2 San Marino 0.
    10/12/2012 7:50:06 PM
  • HT: So after a frustrating 35 minutes, England finally broke the deadlock and things are going as they were meant to. England ahead and cruising.
    10/12/2012 7:51:30 PM
  • HT: The first goal came from a Rooney penalty after Welbeck was brought down by the San Marino goalkeeper. The latter then scored England's second with a fine close range finish.
    10/12/2012 7:52:22 PM
  • HT: It was getting a little bit edgy here at Wembley before the first goal but things have relaxed and the 90,000 here are beginning to enjoy their Friday night.
    10/12/2012 7:53:24 PM
  • HT: The second half will be underway shortly.
    10/12/2012 8:00:30 PM
  • 10/12/2012 8:02:39 PM
  • HT: San Marino are back out quickly followed by England.
    10/12/2012 8:04:35 PM
  • 46 min: The second half is underway.
    10/12/2012 8:05:00 PM
  • 46 min: No changes for either side Walker puts in a dangerous low cross.
    10/12/2012 8:06:01 PM
  • 48 min: Cleverley and Baines look to work something down the left hand side but to no avail.
    10/12/2012 8:07:54 PM
  • 51 min: Cleverley sends it over the top for Chamberlain but it's got too much on it and runs to the keeper. England need to find the intensity that they finished the first half with.
    10/12/2012 8:10:55 PM
  • 54 min: A lovely move sparked by Lennon coming inside from the right ends with a dummy fromm Rooney leading to a fine chance for Carrick which is well saved. Cahill is then in but his attempted volley is just embarrassing.
    10/12/2012 8:13:56 PM
  • 56 min: San Marino with a chance to get forward. But they don't seem to know what to do so just hoof it.
    10/12/2012 8:15:33 PM
  • 58 min: Chamberlain's deflected shot is nudged away before England win a corner. It's met by Cahill before being cleared.
    10/12/2012 8:17:06 PM
  • 59 min: Decent chance for Lennon when a deep cross finds him at the back post. But instead of heading it he does some weird chest move that simply gives it to the San Marino defence.
    10/12/2012 8:17:58 PM
  • 60 min: A beautiful dink for Baines before the Everton full-back pulls it back. Cleverley makes a hash of it though.
    10/12/2012 8:19:19 PM
  • 61 min: San Marino looking very tired as Cahill misses yet another fine chance. England carving them apart at will.
    10/12/2012 8:20:19 PM
  • 63 min: Lennon wins England a free-kick and then Rooney wins another a little closer to goal. The captain is lining this one up by the looks of it.
    10/12/2012 8:22:31 PM
  • 64 min: Oh no - it's Baines that hits it and it's so close, touching the side netting with the keeper nowhere.
    10/12/2012 8:23:29 PM
  • 65 min: 84,654 is the official attendance - where are the other 5,000 who bought tickets?
    10/12/2012 8:24:27 PM
  • 66 min: San Marino have a shot! Danilo breaks from the half-way line and has a decent site of goal. He shoots but it's wide. The England fans are kind enough to give him a clap for his efforts.
    10/12/2012 8:26:00 PM
  • 67 min: Jonjo Shelvey is on to make his senior debut for England. He replaces Michael Carrick.
    10/12/2012 8:26:34 PM
  • 68 min: Fine ball from Walker and it skims the toe of Welbeck.
    10/12/2012 8:27:28 PM
  • 70 min: England are coming very close to that third goal but it's so tight around the edge of the box. It's just not quite breaking for them at the moment. It will. And it has! GOAL! England 3 San Marino 0.
    10/12/2012 8:29:29 PM
  • 71 min: That's 31 England goals for Wayne Rooney who becomes England's fifth highest scorer of all time. It was a fine goal to do it with, curling it low and into the far corner from the edge of the box.
    10/12/2012 8:30:24 PM
  • 72 min: GOAL! England 4 San Marino 0.
    10/12/2012 8:31:25 PM
  • 74 min: Have Welbeck and Rooney got a bet going? Once again, Welbeck scores just moments after Rooney. The Manchester United pair are both on the hunt for their hat-trick now.
    10/12/2012 8:32:42 PM
  • 74 min: Or maybe not. Rooney has been taken off to be replaced by Carroll. Hart gets the armband.
    10/12/2012 8:33:24 PM
  • 75 min: Shelvey shoots unconvincingly from range which leads to a corner. It goes over all of them.
    10/12/2012 8:34:44 PM
  • 76 min: Coppini is off for Buscarini as San Marino make their first change.
    10/12/2012 8:35:34 PM
  • 78 min: GOAL! England 5 San Marino 0.
    10/12/2012 8:36:44 PM
  • 79 min: After some tight play around the edge of the box Arsenal winger Chamberlain applies a fine finish to curl it over the keeper into the far corner. Great goal, and his first for the senior England side.
    10/12/2012 8:38:08 PM
  • 80 min: Danilo - the man who took San Marino's only shot, is off Selva. I'm doubting he'll make the difference for some reason.
    10/12/2012 8:39:06 PM
  • 81 min: Saying that, Shelva takes some nice touches which result in a free-kick to the visitors. The take it long and England win it back.
    10/12/2012 8:41:00 PM
  • 83 min: Lovely step over from Chamberlain allows Shelvey to shoot from the edge of the box but Simoncini holds it well.
    10/12/2012 8:42:18 PM
  • 85 min: Baines gets a round of applause after busting a gut to keep it going for a goalkick. San Marino make their last change - Vitaioli, who co-owns a bar, is off for Bacciocchi, who is normally an office worker.
    10/12/2012 8:44:30 PM
  • 86 min: Chamberlain comes close to scoring a second but it goes behind for a corner before the keeper collects.
    10/12/2012 8:45:42 PM
  • 89 min: England still pressing but have looked less penetrating since the introduction of Carroll and Shelvey.
    10/12/2012 8:48:26 PM
  • 90 min: Cleverley with another attempt on goal having been teed up by Welbeck. The ball finds it's way out of the box though.
    10/12/2012 8:49:48 PM
  • 90 + 1 min: Three minutes of added-time.
    10/12/2012 8:50:26 PM
  • 90 + 1 min: England knocking it around - let's have one more goal. Hmm - we won't be having one from Cahill who shoots from 35-yards. Way, way over.
    10/12/2012 8:51:48 PM
  • 90 + 2 min: With a better touch Welbeck might have had his hat-trick. In the end the ball falls to Carroll whose volley is saved.
    10/12/2012 8:52:56 PM
  • FT: The final whistle goes. England 5 San Marino 0.
    10/12/2012 8:53:26 PM
  • FT: Pretty straight-foward stuff in the end - as it should be when playing a side made up of students, barmen and office workers.
    10/12/2012 8:55:05 PM
  • FT: Rooney and Welbeck doubled up in the second period while Chamberlain capped it off nicely with his first senior goal for England.
    10/12/2012 8:55:45 PM
  • FT: San Marino were admirable and can thank their goalkeeper the score wasn't worse. He made some fine stops despite gifting England the lead when he brought down Welbeck which led to Rooney's penalty.
    10/12/2012 8:56:52 PM
  • FT: Not much to learn from a game like this - if that's what it can be called when two sides of such varying ability come up against one another.
    10/12/2012 8:57:33 PM
  • FT: It's a win - and that's what matters as England look to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
    10/12/2012 8:58:07 PM
  • FT: That's it from me. Follow me on Twitter @simonrice twitter.com
    10/12/2012 8:58:53 PM
  • FT: Good night and enjoy your weekend.
    10/12/2012 8:59:17 PM
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