The intense pressure on England Head Coach Steve McClaren eased somewhat as England cruised to a 3-0 win against Estonia in Tallinn.
Joe Cole put England on their way in the first half with his 2nd England goal, and second half strikes from Peter Crouch, his 4th in qualifying and incredibly 11th in 10 international strikes, and a much needed strike from Michael Owen in his first competitive appearance since the horrific knee injury he sustained at the World Cup secured a comfortable win.
The win keeps England in 4th place on 14 points- 3 behind leaders Croatia.
Estonia remain second bottom, without a goal or a point.
Estonia: Poom, Jaager, Stepanov, Kruglov, Klavan, Dmitrijev, Lindpere, Vassiljev, Konsa (Neemelo 46), Voskoboinikov, Terehhov (Kink 64).
Subs Not Used: Kotenko, Barengrub, Rooba, Leetma, Kams.
England: Robinson, Brown, Terry, King, Bridge, Beckham (Dyer 68), Gerrard, Lampard, Cole (Downing 75), Crouch, Owen (Jenas 88).
Subs Not Used: Carson, Carragher, Smith, Defoe.
Goals: Cole 37, Crouch 54, Owen 62.
Ref: Grzegorz Gilewski (Poland).