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Estonia 0-3 England
Wednesday, 6 June 2007

Cole and Konsa tangle

Joe Cole is marshalled closely by Oliver Konsa as he tries to conjure an early opening for England

Beckham shields the ball from Segei Terehhov

Former captain David Beckham returns to competitive action and sees his free-kick go just wide of Mart Poom's goal

Poom gathers under pressure from Owen

The visitors look more dangerous in the opening period and find Poom on hand to thwart Michael Owen

McClaren shouts orders to his players

England's under-fire manager Steve McClaren encourges his players as they search for the all-important breakthrough

Poom dives to save

With almost half an hour played, Konsa goes close for Estonia before Poom saves at the other end to deny England again

Cole celebrates his goal with Wayne Bridge

The deadlock ends in the 37th minute when Peter Crouch heads a throw to Cole who then fires home on the turn

Crouch celebrates his goal

Nine minutes into the second half, a superb ball by Beckham finds Crouch who nods the ball over Poom and into the net

Owen watches his effort head for the net

The visitors have a third soon after when Owen converts another pinpoint cross from Beckham

Kieron Dyer replaces Beckham

Having done his job, and nursing a small knock, Beckham is substituted to the sound of applause from the travelling fans

McClaren leaves the field after the win

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