England cruise to one-sided 3-0 victory over Estonia

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LONDON, Oct 13 (Reuters) England beat Estonia 3-0 in a one-sided Euro 2008 Group E qualifier at Wembley Stadium today to take another step towards next year's finals in Austria and Switzerland.

It was England's fifth successive 3-0 victory in the group and they moved level with leaders Croatia on 23 points, with the Croatians playing Israel later.

England dominated the match after going ahead in the 11th minute when Shaun Wright-Phillips fired an angled shot through goalkeeper Mart Poom's legs.

Wayne Rooney scored his first competitive goal for England since Euro 2004 when he made it 2-0 after 32 minutes and a minute later England were 3-0 up when Taavi Rahn scored an own goal with a powerful long-range header that bounced off the foot of a post and into his own net.

The only concern for England on an otherwise satisfying afternoon was an injury to left back Ashley Cole, who was carried off on a stretcher with a heavily bandaged left leg early in the second half.

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