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Last Updated: Wednesday, 30 March 2005, 17:14 GMT 18:14 UK
World Cup qualifying photos

Wayne Rooney looks keen and impressive but can't finish his chances

England 2-0 Azerbaijan: Wayne Rooney has a couple of England's numerous first half chances but the teams go in 0-0

Gerrard scores after 51 minutes as England finally get the first goal

In the second half Steven Gerrard breaks the deadlock with a thundering strike after some great work by Rooney

David Beckham scores England's second to make the game more comfortable for the hosts

England captain David Beckham doubles the score in the 62nd minute with a fine effort struck into the left corner

David Beckham enjoys his goal with the England fans

England get the win everyone expected with two goals from midfield at St James' Park

Gerrard shakes hands with an Azerbaijan player after England's victory

A less than vintage performance, but Sven's men will be happy to get maximum points from two qualifying games

Michael Owen looks forlorn after an international night he might rather forget

It is a dismal night for Owen though as he misses countless chances and is booked so cannot face Wales in Cardiff

Austria's Andreas Ivanschitz vies for the ball with Carl Fletcher during their Word Cup Qualification match at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna

Austria 1-0 Wales: Both teams struggle to create openings during the match in Vienna and it is 0-0 at half-time

Wales striker Craig Bellamy fights for the ball as the Red Dragons play Austria

Craig Bellamy has some chances but Wales again lose to Austria after a previous 2-0 defeat at the Millennium Stadium

Northern Ireland's fans sing and wave flags as their team play Poland in Warsaw

Poland 1-0 N Ireland: Northern Ireland's fans are optimistic and in good voice as the teams go in 0-0 at half-time

Northern Ireland's Keith Gillespie (L) battles for the ball with Poland's Tomasz Rzasa during the World Cup qualifying match at Wojska Polskiego Stadium, Warsaw

But Poland break the visitors' hearts when they score with just four minutes to go through Zurawski

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