Wayne Rooney Scores as England Labour to Win vs Estonia

Despite facing a 10-man Estonia, England barely managed a 1-0 win against the side in their Euro 2016 qualifier match.

updated: October 13, 2014 09:08 IST
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England's forward Wayne Rooney (L) challenges Estonia's goalkeeper Sergei Pareiko during a UEFA 2016 European Championship qualifying group E football match.


Tallinn: Wayne Rooney spared Roy Hodgson's blushes as the England captain's fine free-kick secured a 1-0 win against 10-man Estonia in a hard-fought Euro 2016 qualifier in Tallinn on Sunday.

Hodgson had taken a significant gamble by leaving out Raheem Sterling after he complained of feeling tired in training and England looked impotent without the teenage Liverpool midfielder for long periods at the Le Coq Arena.

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

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