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Last Updated: Tuesday, 31 May 2005, 19:35 GMT 20:35 UK
Colombia v England photos

David Beckham prepares for the game

Captain David Beckham starts for England after completing the Spanish League season with Real Madrid on Saturday

Chelsea star Joe Cole goes close for England

An early chance falls to Joe Cole but he sends his effort well over the bar from just outside the area

Peter Crouch gets an early touch on his debut

Southampton striker Peter Crouch recovers from injury to win his first cap for England and shows some deft touches

Phil Neville does his best to stop Luis Gabriel Rey

With half an hour played, Colombia almost score when Luis Gabriel Rey goes close with a headed effort

Michael Owen gets on the end of Joe Cole's pass to score

Minutes later England break the deadlock when Michael Owen finishes neatly to notch his 30th international goal

Peter Crouch celebrates with Michael Owen as a 2-0 lead is opened up

The lead is doubled a minute before the interval when Owen gets on the end of Crouch's well-weighted pass to score

Michael Owen sweeps home a David Beckham cross to make it 3-1

Mario Yepes pulls a goal back, but Owen restores the two-goal cushion and completes his hat-trick in the 58th minute

Chelsea's young defender Glen Johnson does his best to preserve England's lead

Young defender Glen Johnson sends John Viafara flying as Colombia try to forge a way back into the game

Another large contingent of travelling England fans celebrate victory in New Jersey

Aldo Ramirez gives the South Americans a chance with a late goal but England hold on, to the delight of their travelling fans





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