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Last Updated: Saturday, 8 October 2005, 21:02 GMT 22:02 UK
England's road to Germany 2006
David James is left grounded after his mistake gifts Austria an equaliser to make it 2-2
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Austria 2-2 England: David James is England's villain as they let slip a two-goal lead to draw their first qualifying game
England striker Jermain Defoe races through the Poland defence for the first goal in a 2-1 win
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Poland 1-2 England: A first win follows four days later as Jermain Defoe's goal sets England on their way to victory
David Beckham celebrates his goal at Old Trafford against Wales
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England 2-0 Wales: David Beckham celebrates scoring against Wales - a glorious curled effort into the top right-hand corner
Michael Owen slots the only goal of the game against Azerbaijan
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Azerbaijan 0-1 England: Stand-in skipper Michael Owen slots the only goal of the game in atrocious conditions in Baku
Joe Cole slots the opening goal of the game against Northern Ireland at home to set England on their way to a 4-0 win
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England 4-0 Northern Ireland: Joe Cole's goal starts a decisive scoring spree of three strikes in nine second-half minutes
The Azerbaijan defence reflects on conceding the opening goal to England in a match they go on to lose 2-0
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England 2-0 Azerbaijan: Steven Gerrard ends 51 minutes of frustration with the opener - much to Michael Owen's delight
Ashley Cole, Joe Cole and Wayne Rooney celebrate the only goal of the game in Wales
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Wales 0-1 England: Ashley Cole and Wayne Rooney congratulate Joe Cole on scoring the match-winner
Sven-Goran Erikkson traipses off the pitch at Windsor Park after the 1-0 defeat to Northern Ireland
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Northern Ireland 1-0 England: Manager Sven-Goran Eriksson feels the pressure after a first defeat of the campaign
Frank Lampard coolly slots home a 24th minute penalty
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England 1-0 Austria: Frank Lampard slots home a penalty to all but seal qualification, which is later confirmed by Holland's win

Austria 2-2 England
04 Sep 04 |  Internationals
Poland 1-2 England
08 Sep 04 |  Internationals
England 2-0 Wales
09 Oct 04 |  Internationals
Azerbaijan 0-1 England
13 Oct 04 |  Internationals
England 4-0 Northern Ireland
26 Mar 05 |  Internationals
England 2-0 Azerbaijan
30 Mar 05 |  Internationals
Wales 0-1 England
03 Sep 05 |  Internationals
Northern Ireland 1-0 England
07 Sep 05 |  Internationals


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