Match No. 869 - Wednesday, 15th October 2008, 9:30pm

  • "Belarus were in the ascendancy, however, and it was no surprise when they drew level after 28 minutes at the end of a glorious 23-pass move. Igor Stasevich was the creator, popping up an inviting cross to the far post for Sitko to arrived unmarked and head beyond the exposed James." Pavel Sitko, 28'27:13
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    • 12
    • Yuri ZhevnovYuri Vladimirovich Zhevnov.
      Born 17th Apr 1981, Dobrush.
    • 4
    • Syarhey AmelyanchukSyarhey Pyatrovich Amelyanchuk.
      Born 8th Aug 1980, Gomel.
    • 5
    • Dmitry MoloshDmitry Molosh.
      Born 10th Dec 1981, Minsk.
    • 3
    • Egor FilipenkoEgor Vsevolodovich Filipenko.
      Born 10th Apr 1988, Minsk.
    • 18
    • Dzmitry VerkhawtsowDzmitry Mikalayevich Verkhawtsow.
      Born 10th Oct 1986, Mogilev.
    • 2
    • Alyaksandr KulchyAlyaksandr Kulchy.
      Born 1st Nov 1973, Minsk.
      (c)
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    • Ihar StasevichIhar Mikalayevich Stasevich.
      Born 21st Oct 1985, Borisov.
    • Off '9089:36
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    • Anton PutsilaAnton Kanstantsinavich Putsila.
      Born 10th Jun 1987, Orsha.
      20:47 Goes in with studs showing on Lampard. Could have been much worse.
    • Off '6766:39
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    • Vital BulygaVital Nikolaevich Bulyga.
      Born 12th Jan 1980, Mogilev.
    • 13
    • Vitali KutuzovVitali Vladimirovich Kutuzov.
      Born 20th Mar 1980, Pinsk.
    • Off '7776:14
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    • Pavel SitkoPavel Valeryevich Sitko.
      Born 17th Dec 1985, Rechitsa.
    • 11
    • Vital RadzivonawVital Viktaravich Radzivonaw.
      Born 11th Dec 1983, Vitebsk.
    • On '6766:39
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    • Oleg StrakhanovichOleg Strakhanovich.
      Born 13th Oct 1979, Pinsk.
    • On '7776:14
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    • Vyacheslav HlebVyacheslav Paulavich Hleb.
      Born 12th Feb 1983, Minsk.
    • On '9089:36
  • Assist: Wayne Rooney. "[Gerrard] picked up the ball from Rooney before placing a perfect slide-rule finish into the bottom corner beyond Belarus keeper Yury Zhevnov from fully 30 yards." Steven Gerrard14th of 21 goals. Right-footed from 31 yards., 11' 10:57
  • Assist: Emile Heskey. "[Rooney] made no mistake as England regained the lead after 50 minutes, but credit must go to Heskey again with a powerful run and perfect cross for Rooney to slide home from close range." Wayne Rooney18th of 53 goals. Right-footed from 6 yards., 50' 49:52
  • Assist: Steven Gerrard. "It did not stop Rooney taking the game by the scruff of the neck and he scored his second, and England's third, with a goal of the highest class 16 minutes from time. Gerrard slid a superb instant pass into his path, and Rooney dummied a defender before lifting a composed finish over Zhevnov." Wayne Rooney19th of 53 goals. Right-footed from 9 yards., 74' 73:57
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    • David JamesPortsmouth, 44th of 53 caps
      38 years, 2 months, 14 days
      Goalkeeper
    • 2
    • Wes BrownMan Utd, 21st of 23 caps
      29 years, 6 months, 30 days
      Right Back
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    • Wayne BridgeChelsea, 31st of 36 caps
      28 years, 2 months, 10 days
      Left Back
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    • Steven GerrardLiverpool, 70th of 114 caps
      28 years, 4 months, 16 days
      Left Midfield
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    • Rio FerdinandMan Utd, 72nd of 81 caps
      29 years, 11 month, 8 days
      Centre Back
      (c)3rd captaincy
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    • Matthew UpsonWest Ham, 11th of 21 caps
      29 years, 5 months, 27 days
      Centre Back
    • 7
    • Theo WalcottArsenal, 6th of 47 caps
      19 years, 6 months, 30 days
      Right Midfield
    • Off '6867:47
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    • Frank LampardChelsea, 66th of 106 caps
      30 years, 3 months, 24 days
      Midfield
    • 9
    • Emile HeskeyWigan, 50th of 62 caps
      30 years, 9 months, 4 days
      Centre Forward
    • Off '7069:42
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    • Wayne RooneyMan Utd, 48th of 120 caps
      22 years, 11 month, 22 days
      Centre Forward
    • Off '8887:35
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    • Gareth BarryAston Villa, 25th of 53 caps
      27 years, 7 months, 20 days
      Midfield
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    • Peter CrouchPortsmouth, 29th of 42 caps
      27 years, 8 months, 16 days
      Centre Forward
    • On '7069:42
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    • David BeckhamLA Galaxy, 107th of 115 caps
      33 years, 5 months, 13 days
      Midfield
    • On '8887:35

Notes

  • England: New Record StreakThe first time England have won their first 4 matches in World Cup Qualifying.
  • Player MilestoneEmile Heskey's 50th Cap
  • Player MilestoneGareth Barry's 25th Cap

Sources

Managers

Referee

  • Norway Terje Hauge

Attendance

  • 32,000

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • Up 1 place, gaining 10 ranking points to 1974 points England - 6th - 1
  • Belarus - 65th

World Cup 2010 Q

(Group 6)

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    • Pts
    • GD
    • L
    • D
    • W
    • P
    • Flag of England
    • England
    • 27
    • +28
    • 1
    • 0
    • 9
    • 10
    • Flag of Ukraine
    • Ukraine
    • 21
    • +15
    • 1
    • 3
    • 6
    • 10
    • Flag of Croatia
    • Croatia
    • 20
    • +6
    • 2
    • 2
    • 6
    • 10
    • Flag of Belarus
    • Belarus
    • 13
    • +5
    • 5
    • 1
    • 4
    • 10
    • Flag of Kazakhstan
    • Kazakhstan
    • 6
    • -18
    • 8
    • 0
    • 2
    • 10
    • Flag of Andorra
    • Andorra
    • 0
    • -36
    • 10
    • 0
    • 0
    • 10
    • Final Standings.