Carroll plucks it out the air on the first-time volley and does well to hit the target without ever really threatening.
Cahill takes a big old swing on the volley from 30 yards. High and really not very good at all. So bad it brings laughs from the England bench.
Welbeck inside the area into a dangerous position and he lays off Cleverley, who smashes the ball against a blue shirt.
Corner ball for England, Walker the man to win it.
Bacciocchi on for Vitaioli
Decent effort from Shelvey as he demonstrates twinkle-toes to open up space for a left-foot shot. Low but not troubling the keeper.
And in the other game in this group, Moldova have sensationally held Ukraine to a 0-0 draw. Superb result for the Moldovans, and England of course.
Just to put this result in perspective, Germany are currently beating Ireland 6-1. In Ireland.
Shelva on for Rinaldi
I read that last post back and it sounded a bit patronising. But I genuinely meant it sincerely.
International debut for the young student. I have a feeling he will remember this one for a long time.
Buscarini on for Coppini
Gasperoni flicks it clear.
Shelvey strike deflected. I make this a 15th corner for England.
I fear the dream of San Marino victory may be over.
Carroll on for Rooney
We had two goals in three minutes in the first half, the fingers are tightly crossed.
Still England probe around the edge of the area but the frustration continues.
Stats: An England player has scored four goals in each of the last two games against San Marino with David Platt and Ian Wright the men to claim them.
Shelvey on for Carrick
A shot, though. A San Marino shot as I live and breathe.
Danilo Rinaldi goes into the book.
Jonjo Shelvey set for his England debut by the looks of it.
Lovely curling free-kick from Baines, but narrowly too high,
Free-kick for England on the right, about 25 yards out. Wonder if Carroll will be coming on soon to shake things up a bit.
Cahill penalised for a shove from the umpteenth corner of the game. Come on San Marino!
Baines with a searching cross, but Lennon tried some sort of bizarre shoulder/chest control rather than trying to head it goalwards.
Oxlade-Chamberlain again thwarted by Simoncini.
Carrick fires a fizzed pass into Rooney, who tries in vain to play a cute pass through to Welbeck.
Rooney floate a delicate ball into Cahill, who fluffs his lines as he attempts to steer a volley home.
Great interchanges, best piece of football from England so far, results in a Carrick shot that, somewhat unsurprisingly, goes out for a corner.
Marauding run from the Ox but it ends in dispossession not delight.
Stats: Roy Hodgson has not lost any of his nine previous matches as England boss.
England again getting in and around the penalty area but the decisive pass is regularly lacking.
News coming through that Walcott has been taken to hospital with a chest injury.
Right, brace yourselves. Here we go again.
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Rooney opens up space on the edge of the area but curls a shot wide.
Stats: England have only lost twice in their last 36 home World Cup qualifiers, winning 26 and drawing eight.
Rooney tries to bend one in but Simoncini does well to palm it out. Really smart save.
Superb turn by Oxlade-Chamberlain to escape down the left but the move breaks down.
Simoncini was booked for bringing down Welbeck for the penalty.
Rooney to step up. Here comes the captain...
Welbeck fouled, penalty England.
Welbeck hits the post with the rebound, looked certain to score.
Carrick smashes the crossbar with an effort from 20-yards, would have been a great goal.
Wide! Inches to the left of the post.
Baines wins a corner. A convincing punch clear by Simoncini.
San Marino have only got to half-time in an away match without conceding three times EVER. They last achieved that feat seven years ago. Food for thought.
Oxlade-Chamberlain tries his luck from distance again. High over the bar.
A little too intricate on the edge of the area as shots from Cahill and Carrick come in in quick succession.
Guess what England have got...yup, another corner.
Very, very flat atmosphere. And not surprising. Resolute defending from San Marino though, belying their ranking of 207.
Nearly a howler from Simoncini as a long ball over the top looked like bouncing over his head for a second.
Oxlade-Chamberlain fizzes one goalwards and Simoncini - determined to hang on to this clean sheet, does enough to push it away.
England trying to be patient but the occasion demands a goal really.
ANOTHER corner for England. Walker tried his luck from about 30 yards. Very optimistic.
Lennon probes on the edge of the box, the ball comes to Rooney and his curling shot is defletced for a corner.
San Marino again foraging in the England hald after winnning a free-kick but dealt with easily by the Three Lions.
Another touch for Hart and another sarcastic bout of clapping.
Stats: A goal for Rooney would put him on 30 England strikes, level with Nat Lofthouse, Alan Shearer and Tom Finney on the all-time scorers list.
First touch of the game for Joe Hart - sarcastic applause goes up for the England No. 1.
Pretty hushed at Wembley, 90,000 unimpressed supporters so far.
Gasperoni looked to have a chance to break away - pretty much the first time San Marino have stepped inside the England half. But a heavy touch let him down.
Baines with the inswinger, but Vitaioli and Rooney told to calm their exchanges first.
Lennon with an immediate impact getting to the byline but Fabio Vitaioli does well to get down and block the attempted cross. England corner.
Lennon the man to come on for a disappointed Walcott.
Walcott going to be replaced. My guess is concussion.
Stats: San Marino last tasted victory in an international match on April 27, 2004 when they beat Liechtenstein 1-0 in a friendly.
Simoncini has conceded 114 goals in his 28 internationals for San Marino.
Corner for England, to be take by Carrick.
England through the first eight seconds and no goal. That is an improvement on the last meeting in 1993 already.
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So, it looks like Robin van Persie is heading towards the Old Trafford exit door.
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History is generally favourable to hosts in big finals.
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