England qualified for the FIFA World Cup with a points total of 27 from a possible 30, with a defeat to Ukraine the only blot on the copybook.

Nine wins from ten games ensured Fabio Capello's men progressed to South Africa in emphatic fashion as a 1-0 defeat against Ukraine represented the only blot on England's copybook.

Wayne Rooney's haul of nine goals paved the way for the Three Lions to top Group 6, six points clear of Ukraine.

Frank Lampard and Peter Crouch also netted four goals apiece as the likes of Andorra, Belarus, Croatia and Kazakhstan were all ruthlessly put to the sword.