Euro 2016 Qualifiers: England Labour to Victory, Russia Held Again

Wayne Rooney scored the only goal of his side's hard-fought 1-0 win over Estonia while Russia were held to a 1-1 draw by Moldova.

updated: October 13, 2014 00:28 IST
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Wayne Rooney takes a shot during England's victory over Estonia in Euro 2016 qualifiers


Paris: Wayne Rooney scored his 43rd international goal as England beat Estonia 1-0 to preserve their perfect Euro 2016 qualifying record on Sunday while his former boss Fabio Capello saw Russia held 1-1 by Moldova.

Even after Estonia captain Ragnar Klavan was sent off for a second booking early in the second half in Tallinn, Hodgson's side still laboured to see off the Baltic minnows.

But they finally made the breakthrough thanks to Manchester United striker Rooney, who curled home a free-kick with 17 minutes remaining to maintain England's 100 percent record after three Group E matches.

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