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Last Updated: Saturday, 26 March 2005, 11:32 GMT
England v Northern Ireland photos

Wayne Rooney goes down under a challenge

England 4-0 Northern Ireland: The visitors close England down early on making it difficult for the players to create chances

Michael Owen's shot is saved

England begin to dominate the possession - but Michael Owen's low shot is well saved by Taylor after 17 minutes

David Beckham (L) and Stuart Elliott (R) battle for the ball

Wayne Rooney hits the post with a header - and England go close several more times but the first half ends goalless

Joe Cole breaks the deadlock

England make the perfect start to the second half as Joe Cole cuts inside to bury a right-foot shot after just 61 seconds

Michael Owen celebrates making it 2-0

Michael Owen gives England a 2-0 cushion minutes later with an easy finish after a powerful run from Frank Lampard

Wayne Rooney turns on the ball

Wayne Rooney puts in another strong display and does well on the right before forcing an own goal from Chris Baird

Wayne Rooney pats Frank Lampard on the back

The misery's complete for Northern Ireland as Frank Lampard's heavily deflected shot ends the scoring after 61 minutes

England substitute Jermain Defoe

England comfortably see out the game as Gerrard, Rooney and Beckham are replaced to prepare for the clash with Azerbaijan

Joe Cole hurdles a challenge

Joe Cole is named man-of-the-match for his performance on the left - as England fans leave Old Trafford in high spirits

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